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11 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Edwards releases budget proposal without taxes, only cuts

Edwards' chief financial adviser Jay Dardenne unveiled Saturday what next year's budget looks like if Louisiana cuts more than $2 billion in state financing to close a budget gap, rather than raise taxes. The public school financing formula would be shielded, but nearly every other agency would take hefty cuts in the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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13 HOURS AGO - MSNBC

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2 Louisiana Cops and Suspect Struck During Gun Battle

Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said the officers' injuries didn't appear to be life-threatening. The suspect was undergoing surgery.

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13 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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The Latest: DA says officers "totally justified" in shootout

A Baton Rouge prosecutor says he believes police were "totally justified" in their actions in a Saturday morning shootout that left two officers and a suspect wounded. East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore tells The Associated Press that he reached the conclusion after viewing dashboard camera videos from the officers' two police cars. Moore says a bullet grazed ...

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15 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Edwards' 'doomsday scenario' budget to be unveiled Saturday

On Saturday, the governor's chief financial adviser Jay Dardenne unveils what next year's budget would look like if Louisiana has to cut more than $2 billion in state financing to close a budget gap, rather than raise taxes. Edwards has called the session to try to persuade lawmakers to boost taxes, to stop deep cuts to colleges and health services.

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15 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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The Latest: Official names suspect in shooting of 2 officers

An official identifies Calvin Smith as the man that Baton Rouge police suspect shot two officers in a predawn gunbattle Saturday that ended up with Smith and the officers wounded. Moore says a bullet grazed the head of one officer; the other officer was hit in the stomach but protected by his bulletproof vest. A Baton Rouge woman says the ...

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