A report released Thursday by the LSU/Tulane Early Childhood Policy and Data Center reveals 35 percent of children under five in Louisiana live in parishes with moderate-to-high risk of factors that could impede their development.
Ads by Fight Not Fear, the campaign to consolidate law enforcement in Baton Rouge, were on heavy rotation during the weeks leading up to the November election for mayor-president and metro council members.
One of the state laws going into effect Jan. 1 provides tax rebates for donations to organizations that will pay private and parochial school tuition for students from low and moderate-income families wanting to escape under-performing public schools. The rebates come into play barely a month after a state judge ruled a similar voucher program couldn’t be paid for through the formula for funding public schools.
Louisianians will also be able to check boxes on their tax forms to designate resources to fighting fraud in the state’s food stamp program.
On Jim's final show of 2012, he talks with long-time political analyst Gus Weill. They spend the majority of the hour discussing various topics that are important both locally and nationally. Then, they round out the show by reminiscing about important figures that passed away in 2012.