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June 19, 2018 - 7:11 pm
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is balking at pledging millions of dollars to help restart passenger train service along the northern Gulf Coast for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi must commit almost $35 million altogether over three years by Thursday to be...
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June 19, 2018 - 6:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With time growing short to reach a deal, the Louisiana House got off to a slow start Tuesday in the latest special session on taxes, with no votes on tax bills and a rehashed debate over budget issues from prior sessions. The House Ways and Means Committee talked about sales...
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June 19, 2018 - 4:27 pm
(WWL.com) -- The escalating trade war with China is not good news for Louisiana’s Agriculture Industry. Ag Commissioner Mike Strain says the Bayou State has the largest trade surplus with China “Our trade surplus with China, Louisiana’s trade surplus, is just over $7 billion due largely to...
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June 19, 2018 - 2:34 pm
(WWL.com) -- A House committee heard testimony on tax bills during the first full day of the latest special session but took no votes. That frustrated at least one lawmaker, Jackson Representative Kenny Havard, who has authored a bill to renew a portion of the one-cent sales tax that expires June...
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June 19, 2018 - 1:57 pm
(AP) — Louisiana district attorneys are illegally padding their budgets by using off-duty police officers to write profit-driven traffic tickets that can be dismissed for a fee, a legal watchdog said in an ethics complaint filed Tuesday. The Southern Poverty Law Center is asking the state's ethics...
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June 19, 2018 - 1:25 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The Louisiana House has gotten off to a slow start in the latest special session on taxes, with no votes on tax bills and a rehashed debate over budget issues from prior sessions. The House Ways and Means Committee reviewed sales tax proposals Tuesday, an exercise Republican...
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June 19, 2018 - 11:39 am
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) _ A federal judge has denied a request to suppress evidence in the criminal case against a former Louisiana prison warden and his ex-wife. Former warden Nate Cain and his former spouse Tonia Cain were indicted last year on charges that they used a state credit card to make $152...
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June 19, 2018 - 9:23 am
(WWL.com) Video games can be a fun pass time, but now the World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games qualifies as a new mental health condition. It’s a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players. LSU Health New Orleans Clinical Psychologist...
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Jim Hanzo
June 19, 2018 - 8:46 am
Louisiana is ranked at number 6 for summer road trip destinations according to a Wallet Hub study. Affordability, activities, accommodations and food were all taken into account. Mark Romig, President and CEO of New Orleans Marketing Corporation and past chairman of the Louisiana Travel Association...
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June 19, 2018 - 7:49 am
(WWL.com) -- The Louisiana House Ways and Means Committee meets today to discuss bills that would raise revenue to prevent or soften proposed cuts to state services. New Iberia Rep. Terry Landry has authored the legislation Governor Edwards supports. Landry’s measure would renew a half-cent of an...
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