Ralph Abraham

July 02, 2018 - 9:32 am
(WWL.com) Now that the state has found a solution to the fiscal cliff with the passage of a sales tax bill, the focus in state politics will turn towards next year's governor's race. GOP House Chairman Lance Harris says Republicans remain committed towards reducing the size of state government, but...
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April 13, 2018 - 5:24 pm
(WWL.com) - The proposed Federal Farm bill working its way through Congress contains work requirements for able-bodied 18- to 59-year-olds who receive SNAP benefits. A beneficiary would have to work or be enrolled in a work training program at least 20 hours a week. 5th District Republican...
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March 01, 2018 - 11:30 am
A Mason Dixon Polling and Strategy poll finds Democratic Governor Edwards has a 55% approval rating, 31% disapprove and 14% say they are unsure. Pollster Brad Coker says the high approval rating doesn’t mean Edward will be re-elected in 2019, if his opponents are either popular Republicans Steve...
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David Blake
January 11, 2018 - 2:25 pm
The election for Governor of Louisiana may be nearly two years away but the political wheels never stop turning. A list of potential Republican challengers came out today. Among those said to be interested, U.S. Senator John Kennedy and Congressman Ralph Abraham. Even Congressman Steve Scalise's...
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January 10, 2018 - 11:47 am
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Nearly two years before Louisiana's next election for governor, possible Republican contenders already are sizing up the race, hoping they can keep Democrat John Bel Edwards from a second term. U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, a popular statewide...
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January 03, 2018 - 9:17 am
2018 could be a volatile year in Louisiana politics. It’s a somewhat quiet year for elections, but UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says the Legislature and Governor John Bel Edwards have a long road facing them after the one cent sales tax falls off the books June 30th,...
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December 21, 2017 - 5:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The tax bill that won passage this week in Congress has provisions that members of Louisiana's congressional delegation say specifically benefit Louisiana. "Disaster tax relief is huge," Sen. Bill Cassidy said Thursday in an interview. That relief includes a provision allowing...
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December 11, 2017 - 3:43 pm
(WWL.com) LaPolitics Weekly reports Congressman Ralph Abraham is considering a run for governor in 2019. Abraham says he hasn’t made any decisions, but a number of people are asking him about it. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says the Richland Parish physician will need to boost...
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November 15, 2017 - 12:26 pm
(WWL.com) The U.S. House passed a bill Tuesday to overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program, allowing it to operate another five years and to update flood mapping requirements. Richland Parish Representative Ralph Abraham says he voted against the bill because he’s concerned about double digit...
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July 26, 2017 - 12:50 pm
(WWL.com) -- President Donald Trump today announced transgendered individuals should no longer allowed to serve in the U.S. military in any capacity. Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-Louisiana), who serves on the House Armed Forces Committee, says this change makes sense. He says if someone decides to...
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