July 16, 2018 - 8:31 am
(WWL.com) US Senator John Kennedy has filed a resolution that could lead to a congressional denouncement of the movement to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency. Calls to Abolish ICE have mounted in recent months in the wake of the White House’s No Tolerance immigration policies,...
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July 12, 2018 - 6:32 am
Jennifer Kushinka reporting... The U.S. is on pace to leapfrog both Saudi Arabia and Russia and reclaim the title of the world's biggest oil producer for the first time since the 1970s. The latest forecast from the Energy Information Administration predicts that U.S. output will grow next year to...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
July 06, 2018 - 10:40 pm
A pair of tropical features on the map will not impact Louisiana "Tropical Depression #3 has formed off the coast of the Carolinas, Hurricane Beryl continues to gain strength as it heads toward the islands and eventually the Caribbean, and neither pose any threat to us!" according to WWL-TV...
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July 02, 2018 - 5:23 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A national credit rating agency said Monday that Louisiana has moved to more solid financial footing after passage of a seven-year sales tax renewal aimed at ending repeated cycles of budget gaps. Moody's Investors Service didn't upgrade Louisiana's credit rating, a decision...
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June 30, 2018 - 11:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana consumers will pay slightly less for purchases starting Sunday, when the state sales tax rate drops with the start of the latest budget year. The sales tax had been slated to decrease from 5 percent to 4 percent. But lawmakers renewed 0.45 percent of the expiring...
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June 29, 2018 - 1:31 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana is upgrading its website that tracks government spending, giving it a more user-friendly and graphics-focused look. Lawmakers hope the changes will draw more eyeballs to the site, where people can review how the state uses taxpayer dollars. The improved site, known...
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June 27, 2018 - 7:50 am
(WWL.com) -- Year after year, the state legislature has battled huge budget deficits, but the Edwards’ administration now says we can look forward to financial stability over the next seven years. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says the legislature’s decision to renew a portion of an...
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June 26, 2018 - 10:14 am
(WWL.com) -- Louisiana's sales tax rate on Saturday, which is the start of a new fiscal year, will go from 5% to 4.45% as result of legislation approved in the third special session of the year. Tax Foundation Economist Scott Drenkard says Louisiana residents will still pay the most expensive sales...
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