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March 27, 1988 | Associated Press
Faced with a fiscal crisis that threatens to bankrupt state government, Louisiana's Legislature finished work Saturday on a package giving Gov. Buddy Roemer unprecedented budget authority. "It was not my personal influence. It was the circumstances we found ourselves in," Roemer said when the special session ended after a little more than five days. Roemer received bills that will give his Administration temporary authority to slash spending and impose emergency fee-increases for state services.
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March 27, 1988 | Associated Press
Faced with a fiscal crisis that threatens to bankrupt state government, Louisiana's Legislature finished work Saturday on a package giving Gov. Buddy Roemer unprecedented budget authority. "It was not my personal influence. It was the circumstances we found ourselves in," Roemer said when the special session ended after a little more than five days. Roemer received bills that will give his Administration temporary authority to slash spending and impose emergency fee-increases for state services.
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BUSINESS
August 2, 2013 | Michael Hiltzik
The movie "42" arrived in theaters this spring swaddled snugly in the American flag. Studio marketers declared the film to be "the true story of an American legend. " With good reason: It's hard to find a more uplifting sports story than Jackie Robinson's battle against racism on his way to becoming one of the greatest ballplayers in history. "42" evoked its bygone era by filming extensively in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. The filmmakers collected millions in subsidies from those states' taxpayers, who proudly followed the production via local newspaper stories detailing its step-by-step progress from location to location.
SPORTS
June 27, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Barry McCaffrey, President Clinton's top drug policy advisor, said Monday the muscle-building supplement that Mark McGwire made famous should be classified as a steroid "within a few months." Making a speech to the Citizenship Through Sports Alliance in Arlington, Va., McCaffrey said, "I've got to do something about andro. I've got to get valid testing completed, and I bet that's the way it comes out: that andro is a steroid."
NEWS
March 5, 1989 | SCOTT McCARTNEY, Associated Press
The 34-story Louisiana Capitol casts a long shadow over the white marble statue of Huey Long, but these days, it seems that Long is casting the shadow. "An unconquered friend of the poor," reads the inscription on Long's tomb next to the statue, "who dreamed of the day when the wealth of the land would be spread among the people." The populist ideas of "the Kingfish," who governed from 1928 until 1932, remain embedded in the state's fiscal structure: Spread the wealth; protect the poor.
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August 14, 1985 | BELLA STUMBO, Times Staff Writer
If Gov. Edwin W. Edwards has an off week--and, since the indictment, locals say he hasn't been nearly as amusing as usual--Louisianans can usually count on at least a couple of family members to stand in. He has four grown children, but it is daughter Vicki, 33, who is a chip off the old block, as deliberately flamboyant as her father.
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