Government

April 12, 2018 - 9:11 pm
(WWL.com) - Individuals suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, chronic pain, severe muscle spasms and P-T-S-D would be able to receive a prescription for medical marijuana under legislation that was approved by the full House. The bill is sponsored by Baton Rouge Representative Ted James. “This quite...
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April 05, 2018 - 9:26 pm
(WWL.com) - A bill that would force TOPS students who drop out or lose eligibility to repay the value of the scholarship passed the House Education committee on an 8-5 vote. The bill's author, Chalmette Representative Ray Garofalo, says TOPS costs the state 290-million dollars and it's becoming...
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April 05, 2018 - 9:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The governors of Louisiana and Mississippi are praising President Donald Trump's proposal to put more federal money into infrastructure. But they say their rural states would be hard-pressed to pay a bigger share of the tab for projects paid by a combination of federal and...
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April 05, 2018 - 9:01 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's public elementary and secondary schools would get a $3.7 billion financing formula next year without any inflationary increases, under a plan advancing in the state Senate. The formula, submitted by the state education board, won easy approval Thursday from the...
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April 05, 2018 - 5:50 pm
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he didn’t know about the $130,000 payment his personal attorney made to Stormy Daniels, issuing a firm denial in his first public comments about the adult-film actress who alleges she had an affair with him. Asked aboard Air Force One...
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President Donald Trump smiles as people applaud him during a roundtable discussion on tax policy, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., from left, Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, and CEO of Davis Trust Company Hugh Hitchcock. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 05, 2018 - 4:30 pm
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia (AP) — Tossing his "boring" prepared remarks into the air, President Donald Trump on Thursday unleashed a fierce denunciation of the nation's immigration policies, calling for tougher border security while repeating his unsubstantiated claim that "millions" of...
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March 25, 2018 - 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s favorite TV network is increasingly serving as a West Wing casting call, as the president reshapes his administration with camera-ready personalities. Trump’s new national security adviser, John Bolton, is a former U.N. ambassador, a White House veteran —...
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March 25, 2018 - 6:06 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Waving signs that read "Guns Over People" and "Arms Are for Hugging," demonstrators took to the streets Saturday in New Orleans as part of the March for Our Lives demonstrations taking place across the country to call for stricter gun laws. In New Orleans, hundreds of...
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Thousands of protesters look at at a rally following a march in favor of gun control at the Seattle Center Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Seattle. Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 24, 2018 - 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 7:15 p.m. A contingent of survivors of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting is among the thousands of marchers at a gun control rally in Denver. Students and their supporters packed into...
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People take part in a march rally against gun violence Saturday, March 24, 2018, in New York. Tens of thousands of people poured into the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to march for gun control and ignite political activism among the young. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
March 24, 2018 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era...
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