retirement en Evans stepping down as trainer at NW State <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Ed Evans, Northwestern State&#39;s head athletic trainer since 1989, is retiring and will be honored at a reception in Natchitoches at Prather Coliseum on Thursday, July 26.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 17:33:44 +0000 The Associated Press 15597 at House Rejects Final Passage of Jindal Pension Bill <p>BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) &mdash; Gov. Bobby Jindal&#39;s proposal to create a new retirement plan for future rank-and-file state workers has failed to get final legislative passage. The proposal would create a cheaper investment account similar to a 401(k) plan for state employees hired after July 1, 2013.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 25 May 2012 16:04:47 +0000 The Associated Press 12061 at Bill to Boost Pension Cost Advances, Tied to Raise <p>BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) &mdash; Gov. Bobby Jindal&#39;s proposal to hike the amount rank-and-file state workers pay for retirement has advanced to the full House for debate, despite criticism a tie to pay raises could cost the state more than it benefits. It&#39;s unclear when the 2 percentage point increase in pension contributions would be levied on employees.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 16:26:53 +0000 The Associated Press 11956 at Chief Justice of Louisiana Supreme Court Retiring <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) &mdash; The chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court is retiring. Catherine Kimball says that she will leave the court in January after serving for 20 years. Kimball&#39;s term runs until 2018.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:06:34 +0000 The Associated Press 9032 at