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BATON ROUGE (AP) — After warning for months the proposal would be devastating to Louisiana residents, Gov. John Bel Edwards unveils his worst-case scenario budget Monday, which assumes lawmakers will refuse to replace $1 billion in expiring sales taxes and force widespread slashing across state government. The Democratic governor is required to submit a spending plan for the budget year starting July 1 that only accounts for the dollars expected to be available. The proposal won't include temporary sales taxes that expire when the new financial year begins that Edwards wants replaced with...

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Top: Evan Derveloy, owner of Crossfit Ruston, and Adam Reid were participants in the annual MURPH Challenge on Monday. The event honors Lt. Michael Murphy, a Navy SEAL, who while serving in Asadabad...
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05/24/2014
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05/24/2014
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