Government

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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April 06, 2019 - 9:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions are rising, fingers are pointing and the search for solutions is becoming increasingly fraught. Overwhelmed by an influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border that is taxing the immigration system, President Donald Trump is grasping for something — anything — to stem the...
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April 04, 2019 - 9:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The group that manages Gulf of Mexico fishing in federal waters says states can keep managing anglers' catch of red snapper after this year. The popular sport and table fish is still recovering from nearly disastrous overfishing. The Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council...
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April 04, 2019 - 9:18 pm
(WWL.com) - The latest report from the Louisiana Survey shows many residents are wrong when it comes to how much they pay in taxes. Director of LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab, Dr. Mike Henderson, said 46% of the respondents say the state income tax rates are higher than they were four years ago,...
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April 04, 2019 - 8:02 pm
(WWL.com) - Shreveport Representative Barbara Norton has a bill that would enforce pay equality between men and women in Louisiana’s private sector. Currently only public sector employers must pay women the same as men for equal work. According to a report Louisiana ranks 48th in pay equality, and...
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April 03, 2019 - 6:27 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - More than 30,000 people in Louisiana have been booted from the Medicaid program. A new state computer check combed through the rolls and determined they earn too much to receive the taxpayer-financed health insurance. Louisiana's health department sent notices to 40,000...
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March 30, 2019 - 2:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to revive the fight over the Affordable Care Act has stirred a political and policy debate among Republicans on how best to approach the divisive issue heading into the 2020 election. Failing to repeal and replace the ACA, otherwise known as...
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March 30, 2019 - 11:15 am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Threatening drastic action against Mexico, President Donald Trump declared he is likely to shut down America's southern border next week unless Mexican authorities immediately halt all illegal immigration. The president, who also cut U.S. aid to three Central American...
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March 24, 2019 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are pressing for full disclosure of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation and vowing to use subpoena powers and other legal means if necessary to get it. Attorney General William Barr was expected to release his first summary of Mueller's...
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March 24, 2019 - 7:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has scoured special counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year probe into President Donald Trump and Moscow's...
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