Government

September 14, 2018 - 11:54 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's treasurer expects the state to have a surplus topping $300 million from the last budget year. Treasurer John Schroder said Friday the state recently closed the books on the budget year that ended June 30. Schroder said a cash balance around $400 million remained...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks to airmen during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
September 09, 2018 - 9:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence says he'd agree to take a lie detector test "in a heartbeat" to prove he isn't the author of an anti-Trump New York Times opinion piece. A top Pence aide has already said the vice...
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September 08, 2018 - 9:10 am
(WWL.com) - After four days of hearings, Louisiana Senator John Kennedy says he’s ready to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the newest member of the US Supreme Court. Kennedy, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, says that vote will occur later this month. “There’s no question in my mind...
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September 08, 2018 - 7:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House seethes with intrigue and backstabbing as aides hunt for the anonymous Deep (state) Throat among them. A president feels besieged by tormentors — Bob Woodward is driving him crazy — so he tends his version of an enemies list, wondering aloud if he should rid...
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September 07, 2018 - 3:37 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is defending the process that chose the winning bidder for a lucrative contract to replace Louisiana's years-old voting machines. Ardoin filed his formal response Friday to a protest of the contract award that losing bidder Election Systems and...
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September 05, 2018 - 7:26 pm
(WWL.com) - A conference committee has started discussions on a new Farm Bill on Capitol Hill, with Republicans pushing for major reforms to food stamp eligibility. Congressman Ralph Abraham from Richland Parish is on the committee and he supports a work or educational requirement for an able...
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September 01, 2018 - 10:39 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Another losing bidder for Louisiana's voting machine replacement work is calling for a new selection process and cancellation of the current contract award. Hart InterCivic sent a letter to the state supporting the protest filed by a second vendor spurned for the contract...
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August 24, 2018 - 4:30 pm
(WWL.com) - A decision by the US District Court in Northern Division of Texas has ordered the IRS to repay Louisiana and five other states more than $839 million due to an unlawfully imposed fee on state Medicaid programs. It’s a decision Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is applauding because...
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August 19, 2018 - 11:39 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ New Orleans residents who have trouble finding computerized city records of family property can get help at the Clerk of Civil District Court's Office. Court Clerk Chelsey Richard Napoleon says seniors and other citizens have asked for help with the computers available for public...
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August 12, 2018 - 12:58 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Three candidates vying to be Louisiana's next secretary of state have poured thousands of their own dollars into the effort. Rep. Julie Stokes, a Kenner Republican, has the most cash on hand in the latest campaign finance reports, reporting $441,000 in the bank. But that's...
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