Louisiana Politics Everyday

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

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  • Republican Delegation Fights Fire With Fire (The Advocate) -
Parents who send their children to private and parochial schools would be able to deduct part of the tuition and fees they pay under a bill that cleared the House on Monday.

The income tax deduction was one of a number of tax breaks that Republicans pushed through at the start of the final week of the legislative session.

GOP lawmakers also advanced tax relief on gifts, college contributions and business utilities.
  • Reckless and Nude? (Times-Pic) - A nude driver hit a trooper at a traffic stop in East Baton Rouge Parish and tried to run over two more in Ascension Parish before they ended the early morning chase by shooting out a tire, state police said.
The law firms – and a dozen others nationwide – are getting ready for a predicted explosion of climate-related work tied to government regulation, lawsuits against energy companies and new markets that will trade the rights to emit carbon.

Some lawyers are trying to tie the damage from Hurricane Katrina to global warming – and the energy companies who may have contributed to that warming.
  • Paris Is Free! (AP) - The 26-year-old celebutante was greeted by an enormous gathering of cameras and reporters upon leaving the all-women's facility in Lynwood about 15 minutes past midnight. She had checked into the Century Regional Detention Facility late June 3, largely avoiding the spotlight, after a surprise appearance at the MTV Movie Awards.

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