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WWL Newsroom
October 19, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Louisiana’s budget surplus has edged up to nearly $535 million. That’s the precise number presented to the joint House and Senate budget committee Friday, after accountants confirmed the figure. Previous estimates were pegged around $500 million. Financial analysts say most of the unspent cash from...
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Thomas Perumean
October 18, 2019 - 5:59 am
The New Orleans City Council took the first step Thursday to create the groundwork through which the city will implement a new revenue stream for the fiscally challenged municipality. By a unanimous vote the council will create a task force, made up of each member of the council and a...
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Thomas Perumean
October 17, 2019 - 6:01 am
After watching home values go through the roof, the Cantrell Administration is now recommending cutting tax rates. The move amounts to an about face after appearing to push the city council to 'roll forward' on taxes after the state mandated rollback to equal revenue. The move would've greatly...
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WWL Newsroom
October 06, 2019 - 10:52 am
Louisiana’s U.S. Sen. John Kennedy says the federal Treasury Department will expand its work to pay out nearly $26 billion in unclaimed savings bonds. The Republican senator pressed the federal agency to do more to get people the money that belongs to them. That includes about $340 million in U.S...
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Don Ames
October 05, 2019 - 7:56 am
We're just a week away from Louisiana's October 12th primary, and the race for Insurance Commissioner could go either way with a recent independent poll showing most voters have yet to make up their mind. Incumbent Jim Donelon has been blasted on the airwaves by attack ads, including one showing...
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WWL Newsroom
October 05, 2019 - 7:29 am
Early voting for Louisiana's Oct. 12 election is wrapping up. Voters have through Saturday evening to cast their ballots early, or they'll have to wait until Election Day. Voting hours today are 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Top of the ballot is the governor's race, with Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards...
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Associated Press
October 03, 2019 - 7:10 am
(AP) -- At least 22 soldiers training at a Mississippi military base have been injured during a night parachuting exercise. U.S. Army spokesman John Pennell tells WDAM-TV that at least 15 people hurt at Camp Shelby were treated by medics and another seven were hospitalized. Staff Sgt. John Healy...
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Thomas Perumean
October 03, 2019 - 6:35 am
A long awaited overhaul of city codes regarding business selling alcohol finally comes to the city council today. One controversial measure would give emergency power to suspend a permit to the Alcohol and Beverage Control Board. Council President Helena Moreno is opposed to that action saying it...
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Thomas Perumean
October 02, 2019 - 5:58 am
More 150 restaurants in New Orleans and Baton Rouge have been cited since the law went into effect September 1. Enforcement of the foreign shrimp and crawfish labeling law means restaurants will have to be prepared for to notify people about seasonal ability. "Product is available year round and I...
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Associated Press
September 29, 2019 - 9:44 am
From the moment Donald Trump became a national political figure, he has been shadowed by investigations and controversy. They have been layered, lengthy and often inconclusive, leaving many Americans scandal-weary and numb to his behavior. And with each charge against him, Trump has perfected the...
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