Government

July 26, 2017 - 1:23 pm
(AP) _ The Federal Reserve is keeping its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a time of low inflation, which remains persistently below the Fed's target level. The Fed notes that inflation has stayed undesirably low even though the job market keeps strengthening, with the unemployment rate just 4...
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Jim Hanzo
March 27, 2017 - 11:42 am
Gov. John Bel Edwards has delayed the release of his tax rewrite proposal. He's taking an extra two days to pull together the centerpiece of his legislative agenda amid questions about a new business tax he's backing. The Democratic governor had intended to unveil details of the tax package Monday...
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March 27, 2017 - 7:56 am
With two weeks left before the Louisiana legislative session, we are waiting for Governor John Bel Edwards to announce his tax reform plans. LaPolitics.com publisher Jeremy Alford says many were surprised when they recently learned the governor is moving away from the idea of tweaking the...
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David Blake
March 20, 2017 - 11:50 am
Louisiana's Office of Community Development is seeking new offers from companies that want to oversee the homeowner assistance program for flood victims. The Governor's Deputy Chief of Staff, Julie Baxter Payer, says there won't be any delay in getting assistance to those who need it. She says they...
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March 09, 2017 - 12:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — At first glance, the health care bill from House Republicans appears to have similarities to the Obama-era law, such as tax credits, protections for people with health problems, and the ability of parents to keep young adults on their insurance. But in most cases, those components...
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