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Budget squabbles continue

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Budget squabbles continue
BATON ROUGE — Budget hearings dragged on in Senate Finance Tuesday as special school representatives testified to the student support services, infrastructure plans and backlogged maintenance that would remain unfunded under the current budget plan before the Louisiana Legislature.
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Want state contract? Better be up to date on state taxes
BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana House has approved and sent to the Senate a bill that would require a tax clearance from the Department of Revenue for the issuance or renewal of a tax resale certificate or the approval of state contracts.
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ATV tax break safe

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ATV tax break safe
BATON ROUGE — Hunting enthusiasts can continue to cruise into the sunset on their tax-free airboats, all-terrain vehicles and pirogues — at least one weekend a year — after a bill proposing changes to the state’s Second Amendment sales tax holiday died in the House Ways and Means Committee Monday.
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10th annual Kent House Bug Day set June 3

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10th annual Kent House Bug Day set June 3
The Kent House and USDA Forest Service will hold the 10th annual Kent House Bug Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3. The event will feature several stations with hands-on fun for children and adults, including displays of several snakes, frogs and salamanders at the Cenla Amphibian and Reptile Enthusiasts' station. There also will be the time-honored favorite stations of Big Bugs, Little Bugs, Louisiana Bugs, Night Insects and I Ate a Bug! The Cenla Beekeepers Association will have a live...
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17-cent per gallon fuel tax 'would go a long way,' DOTD secretary says
BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson told legislators in March his biggest concern for the upcoming fiscal year is being eligible for federal funds under the Trump administration to fund the state’s crumbling transportation infrastructure. Wilson was more hopeful back then, but on Sunday, giving a similar testimony to the Senate Finance Committee, he stressed the “imminent” need of meeting prescribed criteria to receive Trump’s preside...
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EAB found in three parishes this spring

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EAB found in three parishes this spring
The emerald ash borer has been discovered in three more parishes, a state official announced in May. Richard Miller, administrative coordinator for the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s Quarantine Program, said EAB have been discovered in Bienville, Jackson and Morehouse parishes.
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  • Budget squabbles continue
    BATON ROUGE — Budget hearings dragged on in Senate Finance Tuesday as special school representatives testified to the student support services, infrastructure plans and backlogged maintenance that wo...
  • Want state contract? Better be up to date on state taxes
    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana House has approved and sent to the Senate a bill that would require a tax clearance from the Department of Revenue for the issuance or renewal of a tax resale certificate ...
  • ATV tax break safe
    BATON ROUGE — Hunting enthusiasts can continue to cruise into the sunset on their tax-free airboats, all-terrain vehicles and pirogues — at least one weekend a year — after a bill proposing changes...
  • The State of Louisiana’s Forests

    As we celebrate Arbor Day in Louisiana, we think it’s a good time to catch up on the “State of the Forest.” Trees cover half of our state and forests are the single greatest land use in Louisiana. ...
  • Reward offered to nab perpetrator who destroyed woods equipment in LaSalle Parish

    A reward of up to $7,000 has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who vandalized and destroyed a LaSalle Parish logger's equipment, according to th...
  • 2014 LFA Annual Report

    President Dave Cupp's message, comparative budgets, 2015 LFA Board list, highlights from 2014, news including emerald ash borer, billboards, Kisatchie quarter and Martco's planned OSB mill.