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AP
April 20, 2019 - 1:41 pm
(WWL.com) - Kathleen Blanco's family wants the public to know that the former governor is not as close to death as reports indicated when it was announced she was in hospice care. Advocate Reporter Tyler Bridges spoke with Blanco's husband, Raymond Blanco, and he says his wife is still active...
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April 20, 2019 - 11:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable. But President Donald Trump’s legal team, through a combination of bluster, legal precedent and shifting tactics, managed to protect...
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April 20, 2019 - 9:15 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris has made a brief appearance in New Orleans, repeating her call for tax credits for working families and a nationally funded teacher pay raise. Harris, a senator from California, was addressing a Friday luncheon at the regional...
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April 13, 2019 - 1:40 pm
(WWL.com) - D.C. lawmakers are tangling over the Violence Against Women Act renewal as it heads to the Senate after clearing the House 263 to 158, on a mostly party line vote. Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves says he voted against the legislation because it included over 200 pages of proposals...
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April 13, 2019 - 1:16 pm
(WWL.com) - Former Louisiana Congressman John Fleming is a month into his new job as the assistant secretary of Commerce for Economic Development. Fleming says that because the U-S EDA serves areas impacted by disasters, as well as economically distressed communities, he can still serve his home...
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USA TODAY
April 11, 2019 - 9:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has faced one of his Republican gubernatorial challengers for the first time, squaring off with Congressman Ralph Abraham in a policy-focused forum that touched on health care, infrastructure and taxes. Edwards, who is running for reelection, painted...
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Getty- Polke
April 07, 2019 - 1:50 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's sales tax collections from internet purchases are growing, even though the system still involves out-of-state retailers voluntarily remitting taxes for online product sales. The state revenue department told a legislative commission that Louisiana received $740,...
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April 07, 2019 - 11:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will “never” see President Donald Trump’s tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress. Mulvaney accused Democrats of engaging in a “political stunt” and wanting “...
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Getty - Motizova
April 07, 2019 - 8:43 am
(WWL) - One of the focal points of the legislative session is pay raises for teachers and school support staff. House Education Chairman Nancy Landry said it’s a priority that teachers get a pay raise and most lawmakers believe teachers are not paid what they are worth. “Most of us would like to...
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April 06, 2019 - 1:57 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The brokering of a hard-fought tax deal to stabilize the budget hasn't ended Louisiana's financial feuds as lawmakers return for their annual regular legislative session. The session starts Monday with new fights simmering between Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and House...
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