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Thomas Perumean
August 22, 2019 - 6:37 am
The political action committees of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry have endorsed both Congressman Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone for the state's top job. The four regional PACs voted on the split decision Wedensday in the effort to unseat Democrat John Bel Edwards. "...
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August 21, 2019 - 4:25 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Advocates for a Louisiana constitutional convention are trying to make inroads for the movement, seeing opportunity with legislative term limits and statewide elections this fall. The push may face an important roadblock, however. Two of the three major candidates for...
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Thomas Perumean
August 20, 2019 - 11:54 am
The LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center is getting an overall injection of $16.4-million dollars for studies on the nutritional health of military personnel. $3.5-million dollars will go to conduct a three year clinical research trial with the U.S. Army Research Insititute of Environmental...
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Thomas Perumean
August 20, 2019 - 11:05 am
Louisiana's first female governor will lie in state at the Louisiana Capitol, Thursday. Thursday morning an interfaith service for Blanco will be held in Baton Rouge at St. Joseph's Cathedral. Thursday afternoon, Blanco will be placed in the Capitol rotunda with visitation open to the public from...
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August 20, 2019 - 10:38 am
(AP) -- Louisiana pharmacies aren't reporting marijuana shortages or other problems two weeks after patients began receiving the drug for medical use. Those were the reports Monday from state regulatory officials at a meeting to update therapeutic cannabis supporters about the progress of Louisiana...
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Thomas Perumean
August 20, 2019 - 9:03 am
Louisiana has the third highest combined sales tax rate in the nation at an average of 9.45%. California's is 8.66%. Why? We asked Robert Travis Scott, President of the Public Affairs Research Council. "Sales tax is a big burden in Louisiana," he says. "We don't have bragging rights going from...
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Thomas Perumean
August 19, 2019 - 6:35 am
Now that the Mississippi River is safely below flood stage again, projects that were stalled because of the water level crisis can get underway, again. The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate reports the Army Corps of Engineers put a moratorium on digging and construction of projects like pools,...
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August 14, 2019 - 9:59 am
(AP) -- Businesses along Mississippi's Gulf Coast might be able to get federal aid if they've suffered economic losses due to toxic blue-green bacteria in the water. News outlets are reporting on the process that could enable Small Business Administration loans to affected businesses. At least five...
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August 14, 2019 - 5:22 am
The State of Louisiana has reached a deal that will privatize energy systems across dozens of state buildings, and possibly at universities. Governor John Bel Edwards's administration struck the deal with LA Energy Partners. That's a joint venture between Johnson Controls and Baton Rouge...
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Thomas Perumean
August 13, 2019 - 6:43 am
The City of New Orleans will open bidding on tax liens that are three years old today. Bidding for the lien notes will commence at 8am and run through Thursday at 5pm. Over 12-hundred tax liens are being sold to investors to collect money owed to the city. City Treasurer Jules Nunn says, "we have a...
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