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LSU considers filing academic bankruptcy

May 1, 2015

Public colleges in Louisiana faced with cuts from the state may have the option to raise tuition and fee rates thanks to lawmaker’s proposals. The house and senate education committees approved bills that would allow college...

Public high school graduation rates rise

May 1, 2015

High school graduation rates are on a steady increase in Louisiana. Since the 2006-07 school year, graduation rates have been increasing in public high schools throughout Louisiana, going up 8 percent. In 2014, about three-fourths...

Senate supports ban on tweeting

The Maroon

April 18, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state senators want drivers to stop tweeting and posting to Facebook and put their hands on the wheel. The Senate voted 25-9 Wednesday for a proposal to ban social media posts while driving. The b...

Ordinance against sagged pants proposed

The Maroon

April 5, 2013

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne residents can comment April 10 before the Parish Council takes a final vote on a proposal to impose fines for anyone caught wearing pants that sag below the waist in public. The Courier reported t...

Support for health services cut


January 31, 2013

As part of Gov. Bobby Jindal's rebalancing of the budget to close a midyear deficit, cuts to health care services begin this week for at-risk children, HIV patient and low-come moms. Slated for elimination are programs that pro...

Gun rights change at state level

Leslie Gamboni

January 17, 2013

As a result of voters' support, Amendment Two has been passed in Louisiana resulting in extended protections on gun rights.  The passing of Amendment Two protects gun rights by requiring "strict scrutiny" on any restriction relat...

Editorial: There’s still time for change

The Maroon Editorial Board

June 17, 2009

You voted. Now here's another chance to participate in public policy that affects you. If you don't agree with potential changes, do something about it. Contact your district representative.Below is a list of some bills working t...

Editorial: Stay engaged during summer

The Maroon Editorial Board

June 17, 2009

With the school year over, there is no justification for being uninformed on issues affecting students. The Louisiana state legislature is currently addressing several issues that will have an impact on all of us.Although some poss...

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