Government

David Blake
January 31, 2019 - 3:33 pm
This is a key day in the tax season, as employers face an important deadline for many important documents to go out - including W-2 statements on wages. Local CPA Jay Rabalais says, from large companies to mom and pop shops, it gets very busy. ''January 31st is a huge deadline for employers and...
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January 27, 2019 - 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is prepared to shut down the government again or declare a national emergency if Congress won't give him the border wall money he wants, the White House said Sunday. The president's standoff with Democrats on Capitol Hill is far from over and the clock is...
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January 27, 2019 - 10:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the year's first test of divided government, give round one to Nancy Pelosi. And it wasn't really competitive. When the record 35-day partial federal shutdown began before Christmas, Pelosi had just won a vote-by-vote struggle for enough Democratic support to become House...
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January 26, 2019 - 7:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's confidant Roger Stone has been charged with lying about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's 2016 election bid. Prosecutors allege that senior Trump campaign officials sought to leverage the stolen material into a White House...
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January 26, 2019 - 7:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Submitting to mounting pressure, President Donald Trump has signed a bill to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that Congress give him money for his border wall before federal agencies go back to work. Standing alone in the Rose Garden Friday,...
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January 25, 2019 - 4:39 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's estimated share of the costs for federal levee work in the New Orleans area has ballooned to $3 billion because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is charging interest on the debt. Louisiana's first payment is due in August 2020, with $100 million estimated to be...
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January 24, 2019 - 7:21 pm
(WWL.com) - Two competing Senate bills to re-open the government both failed to obtain the 60 votes needed to pass, and now we’re into day 33 of the historically long shutdown. Federal workers are nearing a full month without pay, and with rent coming due, many of their lives are getting precarious...
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President Donald Trump gestures while speaking about tariffs, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 24, 2019 - 7:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The counter-puncher caved. President Donald Trump's decision to postpone his State of the Union address under pressure from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi surprised allies, contradicted top aides who had been working on an alternative speech plan and left all of Washington trying to...
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AP
January 19, 2019 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking a way to end the shutdown standoff, President Donald Trump is expected to announce Saturday that in exchange for money for his long-promised border wall he is open to trading protections for young people brought to the country illegally as children. But it was not clear...
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AP
January 19, 2019 - 11:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking a way to end the shutdown standoff, President Donald Trump is expected to announce Saturday that in exchange for money for his long-promised border wall he is open to trading protections for young people brought to the country illegally as children. But it was not clear...
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