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  • Rapides board expects increased costs to budget

    July 19, 2013 8:31 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish School Board is preparing its $183 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Finance Director Liz Domite expects budget increases when it comes to costs of retirement and hospitalization, as well as other additions like $500,000 for textbooks and $570,000 for staff reorganization.... more »
  • Italy again sees higher borrowing costs at auction

    December 28, 2012 6:06 AM

    ROME (AP) - Italy's borrowing costs have risen for the second day in a row in a pair of bond auctions that also failed to raise as much money as expected. The Italian Treasury said Friday it raised €5.88 billion ($7.8 billion) in its auction of 10- and 5-year bonds,... more »
  • Police pension costs increase

    March 19, 2012 8:57 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Effective July 1, municipalities' contribution into Louisiana's Police Employees' Retirement System will increase another 4 percent to 31 percent, costing some cities hundreds of thousands. Monroe city Accounting Director Stacey Haney tells The News-Star the rate increase will cause the city to pay $2.9 million next... more »
  • Jindal out-of-state travel costs LSP $175,000

    March 8, 2012 6:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As Gov. Bobby Jindal traveled around the country in his first term, the Louisiana State Police spent more to provide protection services for the Republican governor's out-of-state political and fundraising travel than for out-of-state work trips. That's according to an Associated Press analysis of expense... more »
  • 116 Higher costs found for I-49 extension

    December 12, 2011 11:53 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Shreveport newspaper's review of costs associated with the three most complete sections of the Interstate 49 North extension in Louisiana finds at least $8 million in extra expenses, often because of planning errors. The sections at issue are part of a 36-mile extension of the... more »
  • Dairy Cuts Pay to Offset Costs

    October 15, 2011 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Kleinpeter Farms Dairy has announced that its 215 employees will take a 2.5 percent pay cut. Jeff Kleinpeter, president of Kleinpeter Farms, tells the Advocate (http://bit.ly/rkBEKb) that he hopes the pay cut will only last three to four mouths. Kleinpeter, who's also taking a salary... more »
  • House Panel Votes for Boost in State Worker Costs

    May 20, 2011 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The divisive idea to merge Southern University at New Orleans with the University of New Orleans has turned into a modest plan to switch UNO to a different college system. UNO would be placed in the University of Louisiana System that focuses on regional campuses... more »
  • House Panel Weighing Boost in State Worker Costs

    May 19, 2011 6:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers are considering a Jindal administration proposal to raise retirement costs for state workers, which would eat into paychecks that have been frozen at the governor's request for several years. The House Retirement Committee is scheduled to discuss the proposal Thursday. The bill would cost... more »
  • Rising Food and Gas Costs Push up Consumer Prices

    May 13, 2011 10:30 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers paid more for gas and food in April, pushing inflation to its highest level in two and a half years. But so far this month, inflationary pressures have begun to ease. The Consumer Price Index increased 0.4 percent in April, the Labor Department said. In the... more »
  • Jindal campaign, book travel costs taxpayers

    March 16, 2011 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As Gov. Bobby Jindal crisscrossed the country this fall to promote his book, stump for out-of-state candidates and raise campaign cash, part of the cost was being picked by Louisiana's taxpayers. While the Republican governor's campaign account or those hosting events cover his expenses for... more »
  • Money Available to LA Aquaculture Producers for Last Year's High Feed Costs

    September 24, 2010 1:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says $20 million in federal money is available to Louisiana aquaculture producers who need help because of last year's high feed costs. Strain says it covers producers whose feed costs last year were 25 percent higher than the 2003-07... more »
  • Bill Meant to Reduce Costs for U.S. Manufacturers

    August 11, 2010 3:23 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed a bill meant to reduce costs for U.S. manufacturers and help them regain their footing in the shaky economy. The law would reduce and suspend tariffs on certain materials U.S. companies must import to make their products. It passed both houses of... more »
  • BP's Gulf Oil Spill Costs Rise to $6.1 Billion

    August 9, 2010 9:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says its costs to respond to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has risen to about $6.1 billion. That includes expenses for relief well drilling, the static kill and cementing procedure done on the blown out oil well, grants to Gulf coast... more »
  • Costs Didn't Trump Safety, Rig Survivor Testifies

    July 23, 2010 7:21 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - A BP PLC well team leader on the Deepwater Horizion testified Thursday that cost-savings didn't eclipse safety in operational decisions on the ill-fated oil rig. "When it comes to safety, never," John Guide told a federal panel investigating the April 20 explosion of the BP-leased rig... more »
  • BP Denies CEO Resigning and Spill Clean-Up now $2.65 Billion

    June 28, 2010 9:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- BP's mounting costs for capping and cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico spill have reached $2.65 billion, the oil giant said Monday, but the company denied reports out of Russia that CEO Tony Hayward is resigning. The company's expenses climbed $100 million per day over... more »
  • Oil spill response-$1.6 billion

    June 14, 2010 11:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP's costs for responding to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have risen to $1.6 billion. According to a company news release, that includes new $25 million grants the British oil giant has given to Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. It also includes the... more »
  • BP Says Oil Spill Costs Now $450 million

    May 13, 2010 9:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The cost of fighting a massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill is mounting rapidly for the global oil company that owns the well. London-based BP PLC says it has spent $450 million since the spill started after an April 20 oil rig explosion. That's up by... more »

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