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The state legislature is interested in setting up a task force to study daylight saving time versus standard time. Covington Representative Mark Wright says he gets asked about moving the clocks back an hour every fall all the time.

 

Florida recently passed legislation to stay on Daylight Saving Time year round, but Congress has yet to agree with Florida’s Sunshine Protection Act. Wright says studies have shown turning the clock back an hour creates problems.

 

TOPS Task Force To Vote On Proposals

Jan 31, 2018
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A TOPS task force will vote on a series of recommendations today they hope will bring long-term sustainability to the popular scholarship program. Jennings Senator Blade Morrish says under his proposal many TOPS students would not have their tuition fully paid for anymore.

 

Morrish proposes a 4,000 dollar stipend for TOPS Opportunity recipients, those are incoming freshman that have a C average high school grades. He says students that have a higher GPA and ACT score will receive higher financial awards.

 

Ruston Public Forum on Flooding Feb. 9

Feb 2, 2017
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The Restore Louisiana Task Force has scheduled public meetings in four parishes affected by the 2016 floods.

Residents will have an opportunity to review and comment on the Task Force proposal for most recent $1.2 billion dollars in recovery funds from the federal government.