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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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October 13, 2018 - 1:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A new audit says Louisiana state agencies aren't filing all the paperwork required to track more than $1 billion in tax break programs. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office looked at whether departments followed reporting requirements enacted by state lawmakers. The...
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October 11, 2018 - 8:20 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will travel to Israel later this month on an economic development trip that includes a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Democratic governor announced the plans Thursday, saying the 24-person delegation will include business...
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October 04, 2018 - 8:49 pm
(WWL.com) - New, cheaper health insurance plans are available on the Louisiana marketplace, but there’s a catch: they don’t have to provide the same level of coverage as was mandated under Obamacare. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says the plan may not cover things like pre-existing conditions...
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October 04, 2018 - 4:39 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - When Louisiana shopped for new voting machines, the state told vendors it wanted to double its number of machines, to as many as 20,000 for its elections inventory. That decision wasn't publicized and helped drive up the price tag of contract proposals. Winning bidder...
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September 27, 2018 - 9:52 pm
(WWL.com) - A new poll for the Secretary of State’s special election in November is out, with Democrat Renee Fontenot Free (22%)in the lead, followed by Republicans Julie Stokes and Rick Edmonds (11%). Edmonds commissioned the JMC Analytics poll. Pollster John Couvillon says a Democrat leading a...
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September 22, 2018 - 12:56 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. John Kennedy wants federal officials to release billions in unclaimed retirement benefits to states to try to locate people owed the money. The Republican senator from Louisiana met with U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Wednesday to pitch his idea. Kennedy'...
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