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April 13, 2019 - 1:40 pm
(WWL.com) - D.C. lawmakers are tangling over the Violence Against Women Act renewal as it heads to the Senate after clearing the House 263 to 158, on a mostly party line vote. Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves says he voted against the legislation because it included over 200 pages of proposals...
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April 13, 2019 - 1:16 pm
(WWL.com) - Former Louisiana Congressman John Fleming is a month into his new job as the assistant secretary of Commerce for Economic Development. Fleming says that because the U-S EDA serves areas impacted by disasters, as well as economically distressed communities, he can still serve his home...
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April 11, 2019 - 9:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has faced one of his Republican gubernatorial challengers for the first time, squaring off with Congressman Ralph Abraham in a policy-focused forum that touched on health care, infrastructure and taxes. Edwards, who is running for reelection, painted...
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April 07, 2019 - 1:50 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's sales tax collections from internet purchases are growing, even though the system still involves out-of-state retailers voluntarily remitting taxes for online product sales. The state revenue department told a legislative commission that Louisiana received $740,...
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April 07, 2019 - 11:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will “never” see President Donald Trump’s tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress. Mulvaney accused Democrats of engaging in a “political stunt” and wanting “...
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April 07, 2019 - 8:43 am
(WWL) - One of the focal points of the legislative session is pay raises for teachers and school support staff. House Education Chairman Nancy Landry said it’s a priority that teachers get a pay raise and most lawmakers believe teachers are not paid what they are worth. “Most of us would like to...
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April 06, 2019 - 1:57 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The brokering of a hard-fought tax deal to stabilize the budget hasn't ended Louisiana's financial feuds as lawmakers return for their annual regular legislative session. The session starts Monday with new fights simmering between Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and House...
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April 06, 2019 - 9:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions are rising, fingers are pointing and the search for solutions is becoming increasingly fraught. Overwhelmed by an influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border that is taxing the immigration system, President Donald Trump is grasping for something — anything — to stem the...
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April 04, 2019 - 9:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The group that manages Gulf of Mexico fishing in federal waters says states can keep managing anglers' catch of red snapper after this year. The popular sport and table fish is still recovering from nearly disastrous overfishing. The Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council...
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April 04, 2019 - 9:18 pm
(WWL.com) - The latest report from the Louisiana Survey shows many residents are wrong when it comes to how much they pay in taxes. Director of LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab, Dr. Mike Henderson, said 46% of the respondents say the state income tax rates are higher than they were four years ago,...
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