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  • Limit on La. lobbyist spending edges up to $58

    April 29, 2014 3:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's lobbyists can spend a little bit more wining and dining legislators and others they seek to influence. Starting in July, the dollar amount that can be spent per person for an occasion is increasing to $58. The per-event limit had been $57. The limit applies to... more »
  • Chimp sanctuary spending cap may be lifted

    November 13, 2013 2:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Congress may lift the federal spending limit for the national federal research chimpanzee sanctuary in Caddo Parish. Reps. Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Henry Waxman, D-Calif., added a plan to lift the current $30 million cap on spending at Chimp Haven to an unrelated Senate health bill. It returns... more »
  • Possible cap on TOPS Scholarship check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 4, 2013 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While college students are enjoying Spring Break, state lawmakers are crunching numbers for the upcoming school year, thinking of ways to help the higher education institutions become financially independent. "Currently Louisiana is one of only three states where you have to come to the state legislature... more »
  • House speaker talks of capping TOPS program

    April 3, 2013 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - House Speaker Chuck Kleckley says lawmakers need to find a way to control the costs of the state's free college tuition program known as TOPS. Kleckley says colleges need to be able to raise their tuition rates, but he says the state can't afford to continue increasing... more »
  • Source: Salary cap increases to $123 million

    March 1, 2013 10:35 AM

    NEW YORK - An NFL Players Association official familiar with the league's salary-cap negotiations tells The Associated Press the figure for the 2013 season will rise to $123 million from $120.6 million in 2012. The official spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because no formal announcement... more »
  • NO likely to cap emergency OT pay

    December 18, 2012 10:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Civil Service Commission is considering new rules that would limit extra pay for city officials during hurricanes and other emergencies. It's a move that comes after a dozen of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's top lieutenants accrued more than $10,000 apiece in emergency bonuses during... more »
  • Va. inventor claims design for BP well cap stolen

    June 20, 2012 5:27 PM

    ATLANTA - An inventor claims his design was the basis for the cap used to choke off the flow of oil to the Gulf of Mexico nearly three months after BP's undersea well blew in 2010. And he says it was stolen. Charles Adams of Radford, Va., filed a federal... more »

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