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  • Stock market tumble could keep pension funds behind

    January 22, 2016 5:59 AM

    WASHINTON D.C.- The slide on Wall Street could damage public employee pension funds around the country. And the burden could end up falling on taxpayers. Stocks have been tumbling in the first weeks of 2016, with the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 down nearly 9 percent since... more »
  • Louisiana tax amnesty program resumes today

    December 1, 2015 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana tax amnesty program reopens on Tuesday after being temporarily shutdown due to a paperwork error. During the amnesty period delinquent taxpayers are given a chance to bring their tax accounts up to date by clearing unpaid tax bills and filing overdue state tax returns. The Department... more »
  • Louisiana's latest tax amnesty period begins Nov. 16

    November 2, 2015 9:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Delinquent taxpayers have one last shot to pay what they owe with lessened penalties and interest charges. The state revenue department announced Monday that Louisiana's latest tax amnesty period begins Nov. 16 and runs through Dec. 15. It's the third year in a row Louisiana is offering amnesty... more »
  • State taxpayers pay legal costs of pro-Vitter super PAC

    July 30, 2015 8:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana taxpayers have reimbursed more than $69,000 in legal fees paid by a super PAC supporting Republican U.S. David Vitter for governor. The Fund for Louisiana's Future challenged the constitutionality of a Louisiana law limiting contributions in federal court last year and won. The state was required to... more »
  • Obama laying out vision for good governance

    July 8, 2013 9:09 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says huge swaths of the federal government are more efficient, transparent and accountable than at any time in U.S. history. Obama is touting "smarter government" programs at an event to highlight his vision for delivering better government services at lower taxpayer expense. He's citing FEMA's... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Accident Payouts

    May 20, 2013 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The roads in Baton Rouge are designed to be shared, but a News 2 investigation revealed when city-parish vehicles are in wrecks the costs from them are shared as well. Whenever an accident lawsuit involving a city-parish vehicle is settled, the money comes from taxpayer dollars.... more »
  • Gay LSU students celebrating graduation with public funds Play Video

    May 9, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's called the Lavender Graduation Ceremony and who gets the bill is rubbing some the wrong way. This year, LSU's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning community is flashing pride with lavender stoles and a ceremony. But there's push back because their ceremony is separate and... more »

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