Politics

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
June 26, 2018 - 10:41 am
Now that Louisiana lawmakers have reinstated .45 of the expiring penny sales tax, politicians are spinning the situation. Governor John Bel Edwards says, "This bipartisan plan will give the people of Louisiana a nearly $600 million tax cut." He says that because the current state portion of the...
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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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Scoot
June 25, 2018 - 10:57 am
Refusing service to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders at a restaurant reminded me to the Seinfeld character, Soup Nazi, whose refusal to serve George because of his behavior was accented by the legendary line, “NO SOUP FOR YOU!” Sarah Sanders and her family were at the Red Hen restaurant in...
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Newell Normand
June 22, 2018 - 11:05 am
There has been a ton of outrage over illegal immigration in recent days. So let’s talk about the TRUTH when it comes to illegal border crossings and this zero tolerance policy. Here are some of Newell Normand’s HOT TAKES : Fact of the matter is that it’s illegal to cross the border. When they...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
June 21, 2018 - 4:08 pm
IT’S YOUR CALL Every morning, we talk about things in the news and give you a chance to call in and express your opinion. On this edition of IYC (It’s Your Call) we’re talking about immigration along with what’s fact and what’s opinion. Two of our many callers had vastly different views. This is...
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Newell Normand
June 21, 2018 - 1:00 pm
Do we have a solution to the immigration problem in this country with President Trump’s executive order? And are some trying to create a special class of people who get more protections than American citizens? Here are some of Newell Normand’s HOT TAKES : Where’s the money going to come from to...
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Scoot
June 21, 2018 - 11:01 am
All presidents lie, but that doesn’t make it right and when a sitting president lies. It should be pointed out, talked about and highly criticized. In fact, the story we were all told when we were young in school was that our first president, George Washington, never told a lie. His father saw a...
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Scoot
June 20, 2018 - 10:17 am
President Donald Trump has survived controversies that would have brought down most other politicians. If news of alleged sex with a porn star does not taint the popularity of a sitting president, you have to wonder if anything would strike at a president’s popularity. But that may be changing. Has...
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Scoot
June 19, 2018 - 10:26 am
When a topic explodes into a national debate, like the Trump administration’s new policy of separating families when they cross the border illegally, there are aspects of the story that parallel an entertaining drama. The national frenzy over the new policy has all the ingredients of a compelling...
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Scoot
June 18, 2018 - 11:14 am
A child knows their parent as their sole source of security. We all felt even closer to our parents when we were in strange surroundings, at times literally clinging to them. Video of young children crying as they are physically removed from their parents’ side is heart-wrenching for most of us -...
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