Government

March 03, 2018 - 11:31 am
A sort of “Re-do” bill has been pre-filed for the up-coming legislative regular session by Metairie Senator Conrad Appel. Senate Bill 31 disqualifies would be candidates from running for office after convicted of a felony for 15 years after they have served a sentence. It’s already been passed once...
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March 03, 2018 - 11:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Authorities said a man shot himself to death outside the White House on Saturday. The District of Columbia Police Department says in a tweet that ``an adult male has been declared deceased. We are working to notify next of kin.'' That tweet comes about two hours after the Secret...
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March 03, 2018 - 6:13 am
The Louisiana School Boards Association is asking the Legislature for an increase of 70-million-dollars to provide better school security and increase safety measures. LSBA Executive Director Scott Richard says the increase would allow schools to put their local funds to better use. "Whether it be...
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March 03, 2018 - 6:07 am
(WWL.com) - An income tax bill described as the linchpin towards reaching an overall deal towards closing a looming a one-billion dollar budget shortfall failed on the House floor Friday afternoon. Ruston Representative Rob Shadoin asked his colleagues to put aside party politics and vote for the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2005 file photo a steel worker takes a sample at the blast furnace of ThyssenKrupp steel company in Duisburg, western Germany. Ordering combative action on foreign trade, President Donald Trump has declared that the U.S. will impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, escalating tensions with China and other trading partners and raising the prospect of higher prices for American consumers and companies. (AP Photo/Frank Austin, file)
March 02, 2018 - 11:49 am
GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization warned Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump is risking an economically damaging trade war if he goes ahead with plans to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Trump, who has long railed against what he deems unfair trade practices by China...
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March 01, 2018 - 8:37 pm
(WWL.com) - State Senator Troy Carter filed a bill for the regular session that raises the age to purchase an assault rifle from 18 to 21. Carter says this is in response to the Florida school shooting which killed 17. The New Orleans Democrat says he believes in the Second Amendment but... “I do...
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USA TODAY
March 01, 2018 - 8:29 pm
(WWL.com) - A Mason Dixon Polling and Strategy poll finds Democratic Governor Edwards has a 55% approval rating, 31% disapprove and 14% say they are unsure. Pollster Brad Coker says the high approval rating doesn’t mean Edward will be re-elected in 2019, if his opponents are either popular...
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March 01, 2018 - 7:30 pm
(WWL.com) - The special session is on the verge of collapsing without a tax plan that addresses a looming one billion dollar shortfall. The House has failed to get behind a proposal to raise revenues to replace expiring sales taxes. Republican Barry Ivey of Baton Rouge says GOP legislators are not...
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February 25, 2018 - 10:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off despite a long list of proposals, including many from President Donald Trump. Republican leaders have kept quiet...
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February 25, 2018 - 6:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked its full release, the House Intelligence Committee published a partially blacked-out version of a classified Democratic memo aiming to counter a GOP narrative that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they...
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