Government

June 01, 2018 - 3:07 pm
(WWL.com) - It’ll be a big day in the Senate Sunday as the upper chamber takes on tax and budget bills that could decide the fate of 648 million dollar fiscal cliff that threatens to wreck higher ed, TOPS, and healthcare. Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the House won’t have much time to...
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June 01, 2018 - 2:36 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is using millions of unbudgeted cash from the last two budget years to pay down state debts. A spokesman for Gov. John Bel Edwards said Friday that the governor has signed the spending plan into law. Nearly $89 million will pay down a debt owed to managed-care...
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June 01, 2018 - 12:41 pm
(WWL.com) - Governor Edwards signed River Ridge Representative Kirk Talbot’s nursing home camera bill, as it breezed through the legislature. The law allows families to place remotely accessible cameras in their loved ones nursing home rooms for monitoring. Talbot says before you rush to grab that...
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May 31, 2018 - 7:36 pm
(WWL.com) - Governor John Bel Edwards has signed legislation by New Iberia Senator Fred Mills that’s aimed at pushing down drug prices by requiring prescription benefit plans (that prescription card in your wallet) inform consumers when they get rebates from drug manufactures. Previously, says...
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May 31, 2018 - 7:27 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - "Granny cams" could soon be coming to Louisiana nursing home rooms. Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday signed into law a bill that will allow Louisiana families to install video monitoring systems in their loved ones' nursing home rooms, if certain conditions are met. Under...
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May 31, 2018 - 7:21 pm
(WWL.com) - Governor John Bel Edwards signed a series of anti-hazing bills Thursday that he says will give Louisiana some of the stiffest hazing laws in the nation. The legislation was inspired by the death of an LSU student in a hazing incident last year, and led to the creation of the “Max Gruver...
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May 31, 2018 - 7:15 pm
(WWL.com) - Governor John Bel Edwards holds a bill signing today for Baton Rouge Representative Patricia Smith’s legislation that restores voting rights to individuals who have served time on felony offenses, and have been out of prison for five years, but are still on parole or probation. Edwards...
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May 26, 2018 - 12:40 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gun violence and issues facing youths and families are among the issues addressed in the first executive orders signed by New Orleans' new mayor. Mayor LaToya Cantrell's office says in a Friday news release that she signed an order establishing a new advisory council to develop...
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May 26, 2018 - 12:30 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Voters will decide whether fantasy sports games through online sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel will be legalized in Louisiana. Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Friday he has signed the measure by Republican Rep. Kirk Talbot, of River Ridge, that sets up the November...
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May 26, 2018 - 9:18 am
(WWL.com) - A temporary sales tax bill went down in defeat on the House floor, as it fell seven votes short of passage. Governor John Bel Edwards in a statement expressed disappointment, but encouraged by the large number of Republicans and Democrats, who voted for the proposal to give state...
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