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April 10, 2019 - 1:12 pm
(WWL.com) House Republican lawmakers grilled state health officials about the growing Medicaid budget and whether the state is doing enough to prevent waste or misspending. Baton Rouge Representative Rick Edmonds is concerned the health department’s budget is set to grow by another billion dollars...
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November 08, 2018 - 10:03 am
(WWL.com) The state legislature has lost six lawmakers who were elected to other government positions. Eight state representatives chose to ran for another office and only Rick Edmonds and Julie Stokes failed in their bids to leave the legislature. Lapolitics.com publisher Jeremy Alford cites a...
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August 12, 2018 - 12:58 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Three candidates vying to be Louisiana's next secretary of state have poured thousands of their own dollars into the effort. Rep. Julie Stokes, a Kenner Republican, has the most cash on hand in the latest campaign finance reports, reporting $441,000 in the bank. But that's...
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July 20, 2018 - 5:57 pm
Interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin has tossed his name in the hat at the last second alongside the last two major candidates for the Secretary of State’s special election in November. This follows the position being vacated by Tom Schedler after sexual harassment allegations led to his...
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July 19, 2018 - 8:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's election sign-up period is continuing with no surprises for the position at the top of the ballot, secretary of state. State Rep. Julie Stokes, a Kenner Republican, registered for the race Thursday, days after getting confirmation from her doctor that she remains...
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July 19, 2018 - 2:42 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's election sign-up period is continuing with no surprises for the position at the top of the ballot, secretary of state. State Rep. Julie Stokes, a Kenner Republican, registered for the race Thursday, days after getting confirmation from her doctor that she remains...
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July 14, 2018 - 2:42 pm
KENNER, La. (AP) _ A lawmaker in the running for Louisiana's secretary of state post says she's cancer free after her latest procedure. State Rep. Julie Stokes tweeted Friday about a call from her doctor confirming lab results showing no signs of the disease. Stokes was diagnosed with breast cancer...
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June 09, 2018 - 10:45 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's public school teachers will be allowed paid leaves of absence for up to 30 days after adopting a child. Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law the measure by Rep. Rick Edmonds, a Baton Rouge Republican, requiring school districts to grant the leave time...
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May 30, 2018 - 4:20 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards has vetoed three measures pushed by House Republicans to give lawmakers more control and monitoring over state spending. The Democratic governor said the bills improperly interfere with executive branch operations and violate Louisiana's constitution...
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