Government

March 17, 2018 - 8:53 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- As Louisiana lawmakers scrounge for money, state senators are eyeing an annual stream of Gulf oil spill recovery money tied to economic losses from the disaster. Louisiana is expected to receive yearly payments of $53.3 million for 15 years from BP PLC as compensation for...
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March 15, 2018 - 9:18 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana's debt load has continued its steady rise, hitting another record for how much the state owes for each resident and outpacing the national average, according to data eeleased Thursday. The latest debt report presented to the Bond Commission showed Louisiana...
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March 11, 2018 - 2:32 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu travels to Houston this week to share lessons learned from the city's road to recovery following Hurricane Katrina. Landrieu is participating in a free event titled, "Lessons Learned in New Orleans," on Wednesday hosted by Rice University's Kinder...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, a device called a "bump stock" is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range in South Jordan, Utah. The Trump administration is proposing banning bump stocks, which allow guns to mimic fully automatic fire and were used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. The Justice Department's regulation, announced Saturday, March 10, 2018, would classify the device as a machine gun prohibited under federal law. The move was expected after President Donald Trump ordered officials to work toward a ban after 17 people were killed at a Florida high school. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
March 10, 2018 - 5:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Saturday it has taken the first step in the regulatory process to ban bump stocks, likely setting the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers while the trigger devices remain on the market. The move was expected after President Donald...
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March 10, 2018 - 11:26 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Only days removed from a contentious, unsuccessful special session, Louisiana's lawmakers are returning for more Monday, kicking off a monthslong stretch of debates in the regular legislative session. The list of topics will be more varied than the prior session's focus on...
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March 10, 2018 - 10:42 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he doesn’t care about alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election because the actions weren’t connected to his government. In an interview with American broadcaster NBC News that aired Saturday, Putin also suggested that some of...
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March 08, 2018 - 8:34 pm
A bill has been filed in the regular session to legalize sports betting in Louisiana. The US Supreme Court could soon issue a ruling that legalizes sports betting across the country. New Roads Representative Major Thibaut says several other states are preparing to allow sports betting and he...
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March 08, 2018 - 8:18 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers' failure in the special session to help close a budget gap only four months away raised alarms Wednesday with a national credit rating agency. S&P Global Ratings offered an update about the end of the 15-day session and continued uncertainty about...
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March 04, 2018 - 1:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration appears unbowed by broad domestic and international criticism of his planned import tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Sunday that the president is not planning on exempting any countries from the stiff duties. Speaking on CNN’s “State of...
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March 04, 2018 - 6:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump engaged in a good-natured duel of one-liners with political rivals and the press at the annual Gridiron Dinner this weekend, largely putting aside his ongoing criticism of the media for a night. Trump dished out sharp one-liners throughout his comments...
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