Government

Don Ames
June 20, 2019 - 8:43 pm
A Congressional subcommittee has begun tackling the question of whether or not African Americans should receive reparations for the United State’s history of slavery and racial injustice. Louisiana Republican Congressman Mike Johnson attended the hearing and spoke out against the idea. He says...
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June 16, 2019 - 2:48 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Undaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol agents more accustomed to Spanish-speaking migrants...
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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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