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Special Election date set for Senate seat

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Louisiana Senate President John A. Alario, Jr. issued a proclamation calling a special election to fill the District 2 seat vacated by former Senator Troy Brown. 

The general election is set for April 29, 2017. Qualifying for the District 2 seat is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 15th, March 16th and March 17th. If a runoff is needed, it will be held on May 27, 2017.

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LED Revises ITEP Renewal Affidavit

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The Louisiana Department of Economic Development has released a revised version of the renewal letter and affidavit in regards to the changes in the Industrial Tax Exemption Program. The revised letter and affidavit are linked below: 

Revised Letter

Revised Affidavit 

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Gov. John Bel Edwards announces dates, call, for Special Session

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GOVERNOR EDWARDS MAKES CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION

Baton Rouge - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released his plan to eliminate the $304 million budget shortfall for the current fiscal year. The plan includes using the state’s Budget Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy Day Fund, as well as other...

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Revenue Estimating Adopts Mid-Year Budget Shortfall

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The Revenue Estimating Committee met Jan 13 and adopted a mid-year shortfall for the 2016-17 state budget. The estimated shortfall is $340 million, with some adjustments that will leave the state needing to cut $313.5 million before the fiscal year ends on June 30.

Some of the cuts can be handled...

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