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Thomas Perumean
August 01, 2019 - 12:12 pm
The Senate passed a Trump-backed budget deal cut between the White House and Democratic congressional leaders Thursday. The budget will raise spending by $324 billion and would also suspend the debt ceiling until July 2021, eliminating the prospect of an ugly battle before the 2020 election. The...
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May 09, 2019 - 7:44 am
Matt Doyle reporting... The House will discuss a state budget today that includes a teacher pay raise, but not 39 million dollars requested by the Governor for increased public education funding. Louisiana Federation of Teachers Legislative Director Cynthia Posey has some problems with the current...
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Jim Hanzo
March 20, 2019 - 8:52 am
Including all expenses, how much do you think you spend on average in a day? The amount is just under $165 per day. Too high or too low? According to a recent report from GOBankingRates Americans cough up a lot of dough in a single day. And it's gone up 25 percent in the last 20 to 25 years. Roland...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:12 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The release of a Louisiana governor's annual budget recommendations typically follows a well-worn script, with charts, reams of financial figures and agency-by-agency comparisons. Things likely will be far muddier Friday with the release of Gov. John Bel Edwards' latest...
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September 10, 2018 - 6:12 pm
(WWL.com) Governor John Bel Edwards has plans to recommend a raise of at least a grand for public school teachers, the first substantial raise in about a decade. The plan would also see cafeteria workers and other personnel get a pay best of $500 annually. The governor’s education policy advisor...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 30, 2018 - 11:18 am
A new report says 40% of us struggle to pay for food and housing every month. The Urban Institute survey found that 39.4 percent of adults between 18 and 64 years old said they experienced hardship in 2017. The study surveyed more than 7,500 adults about whether they had trouble paying for housing...
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June 21, 2018 - 9:10 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that paves the way for states to collect more sales taxes from online purchases has upended shaky tax negotiations among lawmakers in the Louisiana House. Louisiana has laws aimed at being able to take in taxes from online shoppers and already...
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December 04, 2017 - 10:52 am
Do you envy those Americans who have money to invest? Have you wondered what you can do to become rich in America? Republican Senator Chuck Grassley thinks that if you don’t have money to invest and join the ranks of the richest Americans, then you’re spending too much money on the wrong things. In...
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Newell Normand
September 23, 2017 - 10:52 am
The New Orleans City Council and District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro are in a dispute over whether or not Cannizzaro's office is prosecuting too many cases. I sat down with the DA to discuss this mess. Newell Normand's HOT TAKES - I was incredulous over the dialogue that went back-and-forth between...
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June 16, 2017 - 10:35 am
WWL.com Reporting The Louisiana Legislature finally passed a budget for next fiscal year. The spending plan, which fully funds TOPS and gives thousands of state workers a small pay raise received, final legislative approval in the Senate on Friday morning. Senate Finance Chairman Eric LaFleur of...
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