Government

July 14, 2018 - 5:57 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Congressman Cedric Richmond says New Orleans can keep $2 billion in Federal Emergency Management Agency grants approved to fix sewers and water pipes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. A Department of Homeland Security audit last July said FEMA should take back the money. It said the...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2015, then-presidential contender Donald Trump gestures to the media on the 17th fairway on the first day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland. Trump returns to Scotland, yet again mixing statecraft and business promotion. Trump has a long and fraught history with the country where his mother grew up, betting big on two golf courses that have been losing money. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)
July 14, 2018 - 4:38 am
TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — A roving press conference. Reporters piling into golf carts and running along fairways trying to keep up. A protester scattering golf balls marked with swastikas. The last time Donald Trump traveled to Scotland was in 2016, hours after the Brexit vote and shortly after he...
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July 12, 2018 - 4:14 pm
A police chief in Livingston Parish has been arrested for allegedly using a village credit card to buy $60 worth of gas for his personal pickup. The Advocate reports French Settlement Police Chief Harry Brignac was arrested on felony counts of malfeasance in office and injuring public records...
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USA TODAY
July 11, 2018 - 5:56 pm
(WWL.com) - Governor John Bel Edwards is asking the Restore Flood task to expand the 2016 flood recovery grant program to expand grant reimbursement eligibility to 100 percent, up from the current 50 percent. Edwards’ Communications Director Shauna Sanford says this change means 110 million more...
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July 11, 2018 - 5:51 pm
(WWL.com) - Louisiana U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy will chair a hearing on paid family leave after meeting with Ivanka Trump, who’s been pushing the idea in DC. The United States is one of only eight countries worldwide, and the only developed nation on earth not to have guaranteed leave for newly...
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July 01, 2018 - 11:53 am
(WWL.com) - With much of the recent attention on funding Louisiana’s budget, the state is making upgrades to the way residents can keep a better eye on how tax dollars are spent as they roll out the Louisiana Checkbook. The website, which launches Monday, is the product of the work of the...
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June 28, 2018 - 8:20 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state senator says Louisiana's health department should press harder to correct problems found by auditors who say the agency does a poor job overseeing billions in Medicaid payments. Senate health committee chairman Fred Mills, a St. Martin Parish Republican, was...
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June 27, 2018 - 7:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) _ Nothing could have shifted the political landscape more than this. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement and President Donald Trump's pledge to move quickly to fill the seat guarantee a searing summer of charged rhetoric that could touch on virtually every hot-button...
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June 27, 2018 - 1:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Latest on Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement (all times local): 2:23 p.m. President Donald Trump says the search for a new Supreme Court justice will begin ``immediately.'' Trump spoke Wednesday shortly after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement...
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June 24, 2018 - 3:00 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's third special legislative session this year is nearing an end, with a deal on track that will avert hefty cuts to public colleges, tuition aid and public safety programs. Senators intend to give final passage Sunday afternoon to a sales tax renewal bill that will...
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