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T-minus 40 days and counting till the fall election, and the airwaves are starting to fill with ads.

“Folks, this country was founded by geniuses, but sometimes I think it’s being run by idiots,” John Kennedy says in his latest ad.

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They met in side-by side rooms at the Capitol: one task force beginning its work –

“I would like to welcome you to the Restore Louisiana Task Force – our first meeting,” said Erin Monroe-Wesley.

And the other – the Tax Structure Task Force – was preparing the language for its final report.


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The previous fiscal year ended July 1st, but we still don’t know how deeply in the hole the state ended up.

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State Education Superintendent John White, the oft-embattled head of Louisiana K-12 education, is walking a less controversial path these days.

“We cannot return to a time when K-12 education and the tools teachers use in the classroom are the subjects of daily political headlines,” White told the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday.

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After a one month reprieve due to the flooding, the Tax Structure Task Force is preparing the draft of their report -- now due October first.  

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