Government

April 21, 2018 - 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The No. 3 House Republican leader has been released from a hospital after follow-up surgery related to the wounds he received from a shooting at a GOP baseball practice 10 months ago. Rep. Steve Scalise is out of MedStar Washington Hospital Center after successful surgery Monday...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump, right, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pose for photographs as Giuliani arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. Giuliani is joining the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. That’s according to a statement from Trump personal attorney Jay Sekulow. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 21, 2018 - 1:20 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — For weeks, President Donald Trump had grown increasingly frustrated with the cable news chatter that he couldn't hire a big-name attorney for his legal team. But the president boasted to a confidant this week that he had struck a deal that he believed would silence...
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April 19, 2018 - 8:48 pm
(WWL.com) - The House narrowly passed a budget that would fund TOPS at 80% and maintain higher ed funding, but would implement deep cuts in healthcare funding, potentially ending public-private partnership hospitals that care for the poor. House Appropriations Chairman Republican Cameron Henry says...
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April 14, 2018 - 3:33 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program has helped create or support nearly 19,200 jobs across the state and $178 million in state and local taxes. That's according to an economic analysis done by three LSU professors hired by the state health department to look at the...
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April 13, 2018 - 5:24 pm
(WWL.com) - The proposed Federal Farm bill working its way through Congress contains work requirements for able-bodied 18- to 59-year-olds who receive SNAP benefits. A beneficiary would have to work or be enrolled in a work training program at least 20 hours a week. 5th District Republican...
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April 13, 2018 - 5:18 pm
(WWL.com) - The House Judiciary committee failed to advance a bill that would have created an oversight committee for the states 41 district attorneys. Nearly every one of the states D.A.s were in attendance Friday morning as the panel debated the issue for two hours. Heated arguments between...
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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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