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May 09, 2019 - 7:11 pm
Jeff Palermo reporting (WWL.com) - The state Senate approves legislation that would exempt diapers, tampons and other feminine hygiene products from the state’s 4.45 percent sales tax. Slidell Senator Sharon Hewitt voted against it, because she says the savings for families would not be significant...
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May 05, 2019 - 12:53 pm
Louisiana Republican Senator John Kennedy said Sunday that it’s time for Congress to “move on” from special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia and focus instead on “the next generation as opposed to the next election.” Speaking on NBC News’ “Meet The Press” Sunday, Kennedy chided Democrats...
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April 28, 2019 - 10:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has informed the House Judiciary Committee that Attorney General William Barr may not attend a Thursday hearing to review special counsel Robert Mueller's report due to objections over the panel's format, according to a Democratic senior committee aide. The...
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April 27, 2019 - 9:42 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As they craft next year's budget, Louisiana's House Republicans are looking to the past, burrowing into agency spending trends. GOP members of the House Appropriations Committee are trying to determine if departments are socking away pots of money or overestimating how much...
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April 26, 2019 - 11:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The federal government is set to pay Louisiana $94.7 million of its royalties from Gulf of Mexico offshore oil revenue earned in fiscal year 2018. The U.S. Department of the Interior on Thursday announced the latest Gulf of Mexico Energy and Security Act award will go toward...
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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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