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The state pays deputies involved in law enforcement an extra $500 per month. To get the money, sheriffs must fill out a form showing that the employees aren’t administrative or clerical employees. Sheriff Marlin Gusman, however, has been using an old form that doesn't ask exactly how much law enforcement they do.
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Panels on charter school accountability and New Orleans' economy; keynote address by Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré.
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