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February 24, 2019 - 2:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Democrat threatened on Sunday to call special counsel Robert Mueller to Capitol Hill, subpoena documents and sue the Trump administration if the full report on Mueller's Russia investigation is not made public. Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence...
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February 24, 2019 - 1:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lobbyists can spend a tiny bit more wining and dining Louisiana state lawmakers and other public officials, beginning July 1. When the new 2019-20 budget year begins in a few months, lobbyists can spend $62 per occasion on food and drink for a public official per. The...
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February 23, 2019 - 1:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is heading to Washington for a weekend meeting with the nation's governors. Edwards and his wife were traveling Friday to attend the 2019 National Governors Association Winter Meeting. The Democratic governor will participate in two days of...
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February 22, 2019 - 1:54 pm
(WWL.com) - Thousands of Medicaid patients have been told that they are no longer eligible for the program after a new computer system showed they no longer met the income requirements for the government health insurance. Department of Health Secretary Rebekah Gee says the new program automatically...
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February 21, 2019 - 8:45 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's health department has notified tens of thousands of Medicaid recipients that they could be booted from the program, after a newly used computer check found they earn too much money to receive the taxpayer-financed health coverage. Gov. John Bel Edwards'...
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February 21, 2019 - 8:28 pm
(WWL.com) - A task force created by the state legislature recommends Louisiana should allow foster kids to stay in the system through the age of 21, instead of 18. Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Marketa Garner Walters says it would dramatically improve outcomes. “The outcomes...
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February 17, 2019 - 1:22 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told "Fox...
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February 15, 2019 - 5:53 pm
(WWL.com) - The Louisiana Ethics Board has reversed a November decision to bar a Baton Rouge woman who was running for office from using campaign funds to pay for childcare expenses. There was significant public outcry over the decision, due to the board previously allowing men the same right...
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February 15, 2019 - 5:43 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials say they have nailed down the voting registration method they'll use for convicted felons whose rights will be restored under a law effective March 1. Some lawmakers Friday said the multiple-step process for the estimated 36,000 felons is too complicated...
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February 14, 2019 - 9:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited — this time over President Donald Trump's plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from...
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