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Governor's Office addresses concerns for Recovery School District
BATON ROUGE-The Governor's Office has assisted the New Orleans Recovery School District (RSD) with the expediting of purchasing and services following a meeting with Department of Education officials today.
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Governor Blanco issues statement on Louisiana's Loan Forgiveness prohibition
Governor Blanco today issued the following statement in support of U.S. House and U.S. Senate legislation to repeal Louisianas Loan Forgiveness prohibition. BATON ROUGE - Governor Kathleen Babineaux commended action by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate today to repeal legislation prohibiting loan forgiveness for the state.
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Governor calls for Congressional action, responds to comments by former FEMA director Michael Brown
BATON ROUGE-"Louisiana's citizens demand and deserve a full recovery from two of the largest natural disasters in U.S. history. I am aggressively working with the Democratic leadership of the new Congress to remove federal bureaucratic hurdles and secure Louisiana's fair share of recovery resources.
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Governor Blanco congratulates New Orleans Saints for an amazing season
"We are very proud of our New Orleans Saints. They have given us the greatest season in franchise history and we enjoyed every minute of it. "Our team has played with heart and passion and as a result they have gone further than any previous Saints team. "This season has lifted our spirits, brought our people together and given us a chance to show the world that Louisiana is back! "The Saints have earned our respect and deserve our praise. They are Louisiana's champions."
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PRESIDENT BUSH SIGNS OCS REVENUE SHARING BILL; Statement by Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
"Today's signing of this bill gives Louisiana, for the first time in history, the promise of the long term revenue stream we need to restore our fragile coastal environment and to protect our vulnerable communities, as well as the nation's energy infrastructure. We have a plan and we will start work on it in 2007. "Our state has lost more than 1,900 square miles of land in the last 80 years and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita converted more than 200 additional square miles of wetlands into open water.
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Gov. Blanco praises Congressional delegation on passage of OCS
"This is an historic day for Louisiana For the first time, the Federal government will share a portion of the royalties from Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas production with our state, its number one partner. I congratulate our Congressional delegation for their tireless work and commend Senator Landrieu, the bill's author, for keeping the pressure on Congress since she began leading this issue in Washington years ago. Our House and Senate Members each played key roles in getting this measure passed and, on behalf of the citizens of Louisiana, I thank you."
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