Government

December 07, 2018 - 2:45 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The two candidates vying to be Louisiana secretary of state are trying to draw interest to a late-in-the-year election from voters distracted with holiday festivities and Christmas shopping. Saturday's runoff between Republican Kyle Ardoin and Democrat Gwen Collins-Greenup...
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November 25, 2018 - 1:54 pm
(WWL.com) - Political analysts expect Senator John Kennedy will announce this week that he’s running for Governor in 2019 against John Bel Edwards. Southeastern Louisiana Professor Dayne Sherman says it’s a smart move, as even if he loses, he’ll retain his seat, and, “It helps with fundraising...
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November 18, 2018 - 9:50 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards rallied his core base of education union support with a preview of his 2019 re-election stump speech. He urged teachers and school workers to maintain a "sense of purpose" about the governor's race. The Democratic leader spoke Saturday to the Louisiana...
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November 04, 2018 - 12:51 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The only statewide position up for grabs on Louisiana's ballot Tuesday stems from scandal: a special election for secretary of state caused by sexual harassment allegations. Although the opening of the seat was high-profile, candidates to be the state's next elections chief...
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November 04, 2018 - 8:55 am
ISLA, Mexico (AP) — A 4,000-strong caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico split up into several groups with one spending the night in a town in the coastal state of Veracruz and other migrants continuing toward the country's capital. The divisions came during a tense day in...
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November 04, 2018 - 6:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been acting like a candidate on the ballot this week, staging daily double-header rallies and blasting out ads for Republicans up for election on Tuesday. Given the stakes for his presidency, he might as well be. A knot of investigations. Partisan...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018 file photo, Women's March demonstrators walk past the White House in Washington. Gender politics have been the defining issue of this election cycle, beginning with the mobilization by women against the election and inauguration of President Donald Trump. But it is not yet clear whether the glass will crack or shatter on Election Day 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 03, 2018 - 12:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gender politics have been a defining issue of this election cycle, beginning back with the mobilization by women against the victory and inauguration of President Donald Trump. But it's not clear whether the #MeToo movement — and the controversy that sometimes surrounds it — will...
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October 26, 2018 - 10:05 am
(WWL.com) - Governor John Bel Edwards is embarking on a week-long economic development mission to Israel today, taking with him a 24-person delegation. Edwards also has meetings lined up with some of the nation’s top dignitaries. "We have a visit with Prime Minister Netanyahu and also the minister...
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October 20, 2018 - 12:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's lawmakers have traveled the country to meet with colleagues and attend conferences since their legislative sessions ended, trips that have cost taxpayers nearly $120,000. Twenty-four of 105 House members and 17 of 39 senators attended events in a dozen states,...
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October 20, 2018 - 12:31 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's efforts to reduce state-created boards and commissions have failed, with their number instead increasing, along with their spending. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office released its annual report on the entities, finding 477 boards and commissions, up 13...
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