Government

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December 16, 2018 - 11:15 am
(WWL.com) - Congressman Cedric Richmond has introduced a half-a-trillion dollar bill that would build an estimated 2.1 million new, affordable homes in America, and subsidize the purchase of existing houses. HousingNOLA Executive Director Andreanecia Morris says passing this legislation would...
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December 15, 2018 - 10:26 am
(WWL.com) - Tax season is here, and for some, that means tax refunds. According to research by financial technology company SmartAsset, just over 1.5 million taxpayers in the state will be owed a refund, with the average being right around $3,300. VP of Financial Education at SmartAsset AJ Smith...
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December 13, 2018 - 9:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A ban on "whole home" short-term vacation rentals in New Orleans was proposed Thursday by a City Council member, a move long-awaited by critics who say investors were helping drive up housing costs and marring the character of historic neighborhoods by buying up properties and...
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Chris Miller
December 13, 2018 - 9:41 am
The New Orleans City Council Public Works Committee meets today, for the first time since voters decided that committee's chairman should sit on the Sewerage & Water Board. It wasn't that long ago that voters thought getting council members off the board would be a good thing that would help...
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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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