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May 21, 2019 - 4:50 pm
A bill to legalize hemp and CBD products in Louisiana cleared a Senate Agriculture Committee vote, but lawmakers in Baton Rouge passed several regulatory amendments. The committee's chairman, Sen. Francis Thompson (D-Delhi), opposed the bill until the amendments were added. "There will be no...
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May 21, 2019 - 2:08 pm
It's Early Childhood Education Day at the Capitol, and proponents are hoping to convince lawmakers to pump 31-million dollars more into a program that subsidizes early childhood programs for working class families. Giving kids a good educational foundation is vital to their academic future,...
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David Blake
May 21, 2019 - 1:20 pm
As the Louisiana legislature puts the finishing touches on legalized fantasy sports betting, gambling opponents are more concerned than ever about a growing population of gambling addicts. They say it's worse than the opioid crisis and extremely expensive. Family Forum President Gene Mills says...
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David Blake
May 21, 2019 - 10:31 am
Domestic violence is often said to be the worst call for law enforcement, because it can frequently become deadly. Police officers face high danger and the people in a relationship can turn violent at any moment against each other. Even crafting new laws are made more difficult by the nature of the...
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WWL Newsroom
May 21, 2019 - 8:07 am
The cousin of former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has thrown his name in the race for Governor of Louisiana. Gary Landrieu's political views are much different than his cousin, Mitch. Landrieu says one of his first moves as governor would be cracking down on undocumented immigrants through an...
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May 20, 2019 - 2:10 pm
No support and not enough time. Legislation to raise the gas tax to fund infrastructure projects got shelved because of a lack of support. Bill author, Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter, was then prompted to request the winner of the fall gubernatorial election call a special “infrastructure...
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Don Ames
May 20, 2019 - 7:55 am
Mad about robocalls? If you live in Louisiana, you've got good reason to be. This may not surprise you. But, Louisiana folks get more robocalls than anyone else in the country. That's what recent a recent article in Consumer Reports indicates. CR had the robocall tracking company, YouMail, conduct...
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Jim Hanzo
May 20, 2019 - 6:33 am
Our Monday morning is starting off cloudy and dreary. "It will be a warmer and humid day today," said WWL-TV meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. "We will have spotty showers and storms develop with the heating of the day - mainly on the Northshore. This will be our last day for rain for awhile too." Look...
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Chris Miller
May 18, 2019 - 5:29 pm
A report on the web site Axios.com says President Donald Trump tried to convince Congressman Steve Scalise to run for Louisiana Governor, when Mr. Trump visited the state Tuesday. The Advocate reports a source confirmed to them that the story is accurate. According to the report, the president told...
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Chris Miller
May 18, 2019 - 4:19 pm
A bill to regulate where Louisiana residents can place wagers on online fantasy sports sites like Draft Kings and FanDuel is headed to the House floor. Voters of 47 parishes approved fantasy sports betting last fall. A bill to regulate that activity was amended in committee to allow play only if it...
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