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Some Councilmen Want To Clean Up Office Of Community Action

A report by Legislative Internal Auditor Dr. Tommy Lasseigne, given at Tuesday’s meeting, indicated the very little grant money spent in the first six months of 2014 actually went to applicants.

As of June 30th, Lasseigne said, about $70,000 or 84% went to salaries and training of administrators of the programs, with only the remaining 16% or about $21,000 going to people in need of assistance.

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Headlines posted Friday, July 25, 2014
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BESE Effort To Hire Lawyer Faces Jindal Resistance

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration said Thursday it won't sign off on the state school board's plan to hire outside attorneys if the legal contract would be used to pursue a lawsuit against the governor.

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is considering whether to sue Jindal for his efforts to undermine use of the Common Core education standards in Louisiana's public schools.

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Headlines posted Friday, July 25, 2014
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Social Security's $300M IT Project Still Doesn't Work

WASHINGTON (AP) — After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.

Six years ago, Social Security embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. But the project has been racked by delays and mismanagement, according to an internal report commissioned by the agency.

 

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Headlines posted Friday, July 25, 2014
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Larose Man Arrested In Connection With Burglary

Russel Lebouef

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Larose man has been arrested in connection to a residential burglary which occurred two weeks ago. Russell Lebouef, 34, of 486 East 19th Street was arrested after deputies discovered his fingerprints were left at the scene.

 

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Headlines posted Thursday, July 24, 2014
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