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Don Ames
June 15, 2019 - 2:02 pm
Senator Bill Cassidy says the feds have finally relented and will allow those who suffered damage in the 2016 floods, but received SBA loans, access to Louisiana RESTORE grant money. Cassidy says those who make below 120 percent of the area-median-income will be immediately eligible for RESTORE,...
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Don Ames
June 10, 2019 - 10:03 am
After a controversial legislative battle that drew international attention, Louisiana is set to bar kids under the age of 16 from getting married. The legislation awaits Governor Edward's signature. But if signed, New Orleans Representative Stephanie Hilferty says the state will finally have a...
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June 09, 2019 - 2:17 pm
STERLING, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday dangled the prospect of renewing his tariff threat against Mexico if the U.S. ally doesn't cooperate on border issues, while some of his Democratic challengers for the White House said the last-minute deal to avert trade penalties was overblown...
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June 09, 2019 - 9:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says it's "case closed." But Democrats are just getting started with Robert Mueller . House Democrats have scheduled a series of hearings this coming week on the special counsel's report as they intensify their focus on the Russia probe and pick up the pace...
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June 08, 2019 - 10:16 am
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — One down, still others to go. President Donald Trump claimed a victory after Washington and Mexico agreed on measures to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. Trump called off plans to impose a 5% tax on Mexican exports, and Treasury Secretary...
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Don Ames
June 07, 2019 - 4:40 pm
Recently passed legislation favorable to New Orleans' tourism and infrastructure efforts have been signed into law. Governor Edwards was in New Orleans Friday to sign bills increasing revenue for repairing the city's streets, drainage, water systems and other infrastructure. The measures include a...
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Don Ames
June 07, 2019 - 4:10 pm
The Louisiana House reversed course in the final hour of the legislative session Thursday. After having rejected a proposal setting a marriage age earlier, Louisiana lawmakers came to a last-minute agreement setting 16 as the minimum age for someone to marry in the state. The measure will prohibit...
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Don Ames
June 02, 2019 - 8:53 am
After years of trying, the state Senate has finally passed regulations for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, to expand the services' availability. In the past, similar measures have repeatedly failed in the Senate. The successful agreement is largely due to pressure from lawmakers in...
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Don Ames
June 01, 2019 - 3:05 pm
Louisiana lawmakers have passed new regulations on abortion clinics. This, after already approving one of the country's strictest abortion bans. Critics of the new clinic rules say they'll create even additional hurdles to access. One of the measures would lengthen the time that clinics must keep...
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Don Ames
June 01, 2019 - 2:11 pm
Under a proposal nearing passage in the state House, Louisiana parents could face jail time for harassing or threatening referees at their kids' sporting events. Metairie Republican Rep. Cameron Henry's proposal would create the new crime of harassment of a school or recreation athletic contest...
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