Politics

June 11, 2018 - 10:16 pm
The fiscal cliff debate is revealing a wide range of opinions from within Louisiana’s Republican Party, ranging from moderates who support the governor’s call for a half cent sales tax renewal, to anti-tax conservatives who favor budget cuts to plug the 648 million dollar shortfall. River Ridge...
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Scoot
June 11, 2018 - 10:21 am
“F*** Trump” were the words actor Robert De Niro used as he prepared to introduce Bruce Springsteen at last night’s Tony Awards. De Niro, a long-time vocal critic of President Trump, came to the podium at the Tony Awards and said, “I’m gonna say one thing. F*** Trump. It’s no longer down with Trump...
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June 05, 2018 - 8:02 am
(AP) — Louisiana lawmakers failed to reach a tax deal by Monday's deadline, cratering their second special session this year without agreement and passing a budget that would force deep cuts across state government next month. The House and Senate couldn't agree on what level of taxes to raise in...
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Louisiana Senate derails bill to limit legislative spending
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
June 05, 2018 - 12:20 am
State lawmakers failed to agree on a tax and spending plan, so they go home from the special legislative session with the future unclear just weeks before the end of the fiscal year. The Louisiana House and Senate could not agree on how much sales tax to renew. So, it remains unclear if higher...
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Scoot
May 29, 2018 - 11:26 am
During most of my Memorial Day Weekend, I was in a self-imposed exile in my apartment in downtown New Orleans. Part of my reclusion included watching the new CNN series “1968: The Year That Changed America.” The reminder on my SOTA (Scoot On The Air) Facebook page that the series was on this...
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Newell Normand
May 26, 2018 - 3:29 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell stopped by the studio to spend an hour with Newell Normand. They drilled down on lots of key issues: What's the plan to get new leadership in the Sewerage and Water Board and instill public confidence in the organization? Two weeks into your term, have there been...
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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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Newell Normand
May 03, 2018 - 3:37 pm
What is the tug-of-war going on at the border with the much-publicized migrant caravan that made its way through Mexico to our border? How many will be let in? How many should be? Here are some of Newell Normand's HOT TAKES : All the stories I've heard out of the migrant caravan sound very similar...
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