State News

August 08, 2018 - 1:44 pm
(WWL.com) Online Fantasy Sports legalization will be on the ballot in every parish for the November election, giving residents a chance to weigh in on whether or not their neighbors should have the right to use online services like Draft Kings and FanDuel. Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman...
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David Blake
August 08, 2018 - 1:17 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is fighting back against Senator John Kennedy's attacks on the state's criminal justice reforms. Is Louisiana's criminal justice reform working? On the eve of Edwards visit with President Donald Trump in Washington, Senator Kennedy blasted the reforms, and said...
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August 08, 2018 - 12:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy attacked Louisiana's criminal justice overhaul in a letter Wednesday to President Donald Trump that comes with pointed timing, sent one day ahead of Gov. John Bel Edwards' meeting with the president. Edwards, a Democrat, is one of several governors...
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August 08, 2018 - 11:12 am
(WWL.com) A US Census Bureau report says coastal counties and parishes along the Gulf of Mexico have seen an increase of 3 million people, or 24.5%, between 2000 and 2016. The US itself has grown by nearly 15-percent over the same time. The reason for the coastal boom? Demographer Greg Rigamer says...
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AP
August 07, 2018 - 2:39 pm
(WWL.com) Edwin Edwards turns 91 today. The former four-term governor says he’s in good spirits and health, and looking forward to spending many more years with wife, 39-year-old Trina Edwards and their five-year-old son Eli. Edwards says he couldn’t have asked for a better way to start the morning...
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August 07, 2018 - 10:15 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's chief gambling regulator says three of the state's 15 riverboat casinos have indicated interest in moving their properties onshore, under a law passed earlier this year. Ronnie Jones, chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, said Monday the rules allowing...
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August 07, 2018 - 8:49 am
(WWL.com) Governor John Bel Edwards will travel to New Jersey on Thursday to discuss criminal justice reform with President Donald Trump. Deputy Chief of Staff Richard Carbo says the invite comes a year after statewide reforms led to a promising reduction in prison population. "They obviously have...
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August 07, 2018 - 6:20 am
(WWL.com) Sports betting is off to the races in dozens of states across the nation, but so far Louisiana has sat on the sidelines while neighboring states like Mississippi have elected to receive the expansion. Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Jones says after seeing how other states...
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USA TODAY
August 06, 2018 - 2:56 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's meeting with President Donald Trump this week to talk about his state's criminal justice overhaul. The Democratic governor's office says Edwards is among a handful of governors invited to sit down with the Republican president...
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August 06, 2018 - 7:25 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When poor people are charged with crimes, is it unconstitutional to make them wait for public defenders? The American Civil Liberties Union thinks so. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans scheduled arguments Monday in the ACLU's challenge of the system New Orleans...
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