Government

Associated Press
September 28, 2019 - 9:28 am
Bobby Jindal left the Louisiana governor's office nearly four years ago and evaporated from the state political scene after a failed presidential bid. Still, he's a permanent fixture in Louisiana's current governor's race. Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards keeps his Republican predecessor front...
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Associated Press
September 28, 2019 - 8:20 am
House Democrats took their first concrete steps in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, issuing subpoenas demanding documents from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and scheduling legal depositions for other State Department officials. At the end of a stormy week of revelation and...
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Don Ames
September 28, 2019 - 8:14 am
Louisiana voters casting their ballots early for the October 12th election will do so with new voting equipment. Lafayette Parish Registrar of Voters Charlene Meaux-Menard says participants will receive a voter card to insert into the machines that will pull up their ballot on a touchscreen. “It...
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Thomas Perumean
September 26, 2019 - 7:58 am
The Louisiana State Constitution says property tax rates must be rolled back once new property assessments are in to keep revenue levels at the same number they were before the new rates took effect. But cities have the final say on setting property tax rates, including leaving the same rates in...
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Associated Press
September 19, 2019 - 7:29 am
(AP) -- The federal government has declared agricultural disasters in two Louisiana parishes because of floods during the past year. A news release emailed Wednesday says farmers in another 11 adjacent parishes can also apply for low-interest emergency loans. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue...
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SW&B
Thomas Perumean
September 19, 2019 - 6:42 am
The good news: 500-cubic yards of material, mostly the big mounds of junk causing the major impediments in the Lafitte Canal, including the car, have been removed. The bad news: At just 950-tons removed, there's over 22,000-tons left to go. New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board reported Wednesday...
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The Old Pony Truss Bridge Over the Pearl River in St. Tammany Parish
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Thomas Perumean
September 16, 2019 - 8:31 am
It's been a long three years. In 2016 St. Tammany Parish requested money to conduct a feasibility study for proposed flood control projects as part of the Water Resources Development Act. The bill passed, but the parish never got the money. Finally, after persistent action by Congressman Steve...
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Don Ames
September 14, 2019 - 11:28 am
Four constitutional amendments will be on Louisiana ballots on October 12th. The first would create a property tax exemption for certain goods for oil and gas companies. Public Affairs Research Council Policy Director Steven Procopio says it would clear up a federal constitutional debate for local...
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Thomas Perumean
September 13, 2019 - 6:23 am
"Meat means a portion of beef, pork, poultry, alligator, farm raised deer, turkey, domestic rabbit, crawfish or shrimp that is edible by humans. But it does not include a synthetic product derived from a plant, insect, or other source, period" -- Louisiana Agricutural and Forestry Commissioner...
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Thomas Perumean
September 12, 2019 - 2:28 pm
Westwego Mayor Joe Peoples has had it with felines in his town. "On Third Street, there's times when the smell will just knock ya out," Mayor Peoples told WWL-TV. Peoples says residents are feeding cats and not caring or cleaning up for the feral felines. "They feed these cats, and then they go in...
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