Government

July 20, 2018 - 4:10 pm
Governor John Bel Edwards has responded with a letter of his own after Attorney General Jeff Landry criticized him for halting executions in the state. Edwards responded by saying executions are not being carried out, because the only drugs that the legislature has authorized for lethal injection...
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July 19, 2018 - 7:31 pm
(WWL.com) - Friday is the deadline for Louisiana homeowners who had flood damage in 2016 to fill out a survey to participate in the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program. The governor’s Communications Director Shauna Sanford says 52,500 homeowners have completed the survey that can result...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2018 file photo, protesters chant "Families belong together!" as they walk to the front doors of the federal courthouse in Brownsville, Texas, to bring attention to the U.S. immigration policy. A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders. The Justice Department on Friday, July 13 filed a plan to reunify more than 2,500 children 5 years old and older by a court-imposed deadline of July 26 using “truncated” procedures to verify parentage and perform background checks that excludes DNA testing and other steps it took to reunify children under 5. The administration said the abbreviated vetting puts children at significant safety risk but is needed to meet the deadline. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald via AP, File)
July 15, 2018 - 1:58 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders. The Justice Department on Friday filed a plan to reunify more...
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July 15, 2018 - 12:39 pm
(WWL.com) - This past week at a public meeting New Orleans dove deep into questions about the effects of short-term rentals, like Air BnB on the local housing market. Housing rights activists have been increasingly concerned that the proliferation of STRs is partially responsible for the exploding...
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July 14, 2018 - 5:57 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Congressman Cedric Richmond says New Orleans can keep $2 billion in Federal Emergency Management Agency grants approved to fix sewers and water pipes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. A Department of Homeland Security audit last July said FEMA should take back the money. It said the...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2015, then-presidential contender Donald Trump gestures to the media on the 17th fairway on the first day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland. Trump returns to Scotland, yet again mixing statecraft and business promotion. Trump has a long and fraught history with the country where his mother grew up, betting big on two golf courses that have been losing money. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)
July 14, 2018 - 4:38 am
TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — A roving press conference. Reporters piling into golf carts and running along fairways trying to keep up. A protester scattering golf balls marked with swastikas. The last time Donald Trump traveled to Scotland was in 2016, hours after the Brexit vote and shortly after he...
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July 12, 2018 - 4:14 pm
A police chief in Livingston Parish has been arrested for allegedly using a village credit card to buy $60 worth of gas for his personal pickup. The Advocate reports French Settlement Police Chief Harry Brignac was arrested on felony counts of malfeasance in office and injuring public records...
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USA TODAY
July 11, 2018 - 5:56 pm
(WWL.com) - Governor John Bel Edwards is asking the Restore Flood task to expand the 2016 flood recovery grant program to expand grant reimbursement eligibility to 100 percent, up from the current 50 percent. Edwards’ Communications Director Shauna Sanford says this change means 110 million more...
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July 11, 2018 - 5:51 pm
(WWL.com) - Louisiana U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy will chair a hearing on paid family leave after meeting with Ivanka Trump, who’s been pushing the idea in DC. The United States is one of only eight countries worldwide, and the only developed nation on earth not to have guaranteed leave for newly...
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July 01, 2018 - 11:53 am
(WWL.com) - With much of the recent attention on funding Louisiana’s budget, the state is making upgrades to the way residents can keep a better eye on how tax dollars are spent as they roll out the Louisiana Checkbook. The website, which launches Monday, is the product of the work of the...
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