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Louisiana moving ahead with $335M bond sale Wednesday

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BATON ROUGE, La. — Despite budget question marks and the collapse of a recent Louisiana State University bond sale, Louisiana is moving ahead with its own $335 million borrowing plan. The State Bond Commission planned a general obligation bond sale Wednesday, asking investors to give the state upfront cash to replenish its construction project fund. Treasurer John Kennedy said the ...

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Miss. River diversion proponents use ad to state their case

BATON ROUGE, La. — A full-page advertisement that ran Sunday in a number of publications in Louisiana highlights the need for large, land-building diversions to be built along the Mississippi River as part of the state’s coastal restoration plan. Andy Nyman, a wetland scientist at Louisiana State University, said scientists discussed the need to counter misinformation being spread about future ...

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Troy panel to hold information session about pipeline proposal

TROY – The Troy Conservation Commission invites the public to an information session Saturday about Kinder Morgan’s proposed natural gas pipeline. Saturday’s session is slated to run from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Samuel E. Paul Community Center, 61 South St., Troy, according to a news release from conservation commission Chairwoman Marianne Salcetti. The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC, ...

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J&M Energy Services saddled with $61k OSHA fine

J&M Energy Services is in hot water with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The service company is being fined $60,900 for violations found during an investigation that began in January. According to a press release from OSHA, the investigation revealed that J&M was failing to protect workers from coming in contact with hazardous hydrogen sulfide gas at a ...

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Hundreds of Louisiana students protest budget cuts

BATON ROUGE, La. — Hundreds of Louisiana State University students and university supporters gathered at the state capitol to protest proposed budget cuts to higher education. The Advocate reports people gathered to protest up to 80 percent cuts in university and college budgets slated for July 1. Higher education officials say the cuts would likely lead to layoffs and reduced ...

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Authorities cap blowing gas well in Calcasieu Parish

BELL CITY, La. — State police say a natural gas well that blew wild in Calcasieu Parish has been secured, and evacuated residents have returned home. State police Sgt. James Anderson says the blowout happened Wednesday afternoon causing the evacuation of 10 residents from four nearby homes near Bell City. Anderson tells The Associated Press Friday the well was capped ...

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