Louisiana Politics

Darrin Klimek
Newell Normand
June 07, 2019 - 10:14 am
Parents, who harass referees at high school games or children’s sporting events, face new penalties for bad behavior - including up to 90 days in jail and mandatory community service, because of a new bill passed in the legislature. Is that necessary? We create a lot of these “feel good” laws and...
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liveslow
June 05, 2019 - 11:04 am
There’s long been a debate as to whether life imitates art or art imitates life. I mention that because I often find quotes from movies that succinctly sum up what’s going on in real life. One of my favorites comes from No Country for Old Men as spoken by Tommy Lee Jones. “If it ain’t a mess it’ll...
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Newell Normand
May 21, 2019 - 8:55 am
Once again, Louisiana has the second-highest auto insurance rates in the country. To try and understand what’s driving this, I spoke with Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon. “Part of that is the fact that we are a poorer state than almost every other state,” Donelon said. “The percentage...
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tommaso79
Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
May 01, 2019 - 11:14 am
Are all people distracted by the same things? Can you do two things at a time successfully? Three? One? None? All people are different and we spent some time Wednesday morning talking about a proposed new law in Louisiana that would make holding a cellphone while driving illegal. Those that are for...
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Newell Normand
November 06, 2018 - 10:00 am
Election day is finally here. Polls are open across the country. Americans are exercising the most fundamental right there is – the right to vote. If you have not voted, it is time to get to the polls and vote. 100+ million votes cast in a defining moment election. Why defining? A majority of...
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Newell Normand
September 25, 2018 - 8:41 am
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell displayed the revamped seal of New Orleans last week, asking people on Twitter, “Notice anything different?” Newell Normand had a lot to say about it, and here are some of his HOT TAKES : Let me go on the record: I don't care. If we're worried about the city's seal...
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Newell Normand
May 26, 2018 - 3:11 pm
The Louisiana Legislature is in its second special session of the year, trying to solve a $648 million budget shortfall. They were unable to do it in a special session earlier in the year. Will they get it done this time around? Newell Normand spoke with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards about...
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Newell Normand
May 17, 2018 - 4:03 pm
The Louisiana Senate passed the Harrah’s bill with amendments still favorable to the state and city with a no-bid 20-year extension and a ten-year option. This takes us from an annual payment of 60 million guaranteed to an annual payment of $80 million guaranteed…as well as some other increases. So...
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Chris Miller
May 14, 2018 - 12:53 pm
Elaine Edwards, Edwin Edwards's first wife and first lady of Louisiana for his first three terms as governor, has died according to several news outlets. Mrs. Edwards stood by her husband's side through federal trials and constant rumors about her husband's extramarital affairs, but eventually...
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Newell Normand
December 13, 2017 - 4:09 pm
Governor John Bel Edwards was nice enough to stop by our studio while he was in the neighborhood. Here are some of the highlights of our conversation. Newell: I'm as optimistic as I can be. I always try to start the year thinking the New Year will be better than the past year, and I think we've got...
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