Government

April 14, 2018 - 3:33 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program has helped create or support nearly 19,200 jobs across the state and $178 million in state and local taxes. That's according to an economic analysis done by three LSU professors hired by the state health department to look at the...
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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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April 13, 2018 - 5:18 pm
(WWL.com) - The House Judiciary committee failed to advance a bill that would have created an oversight committee for the states 41 district attorneys. Nearly every one of the states D.A.s were in attendance Friday morning as the panel debated the issue for two hours. Heated arguments between...
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April 12, 2018 - 9:11 pm
(WWL.com) - Individuals suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, chronic pain, severe muscle spasms and P-T-S-D would be able to receive a prescription for medical marijuana under legislation that was approved by the full House. The bill is sponsored by Baton Rouge Representative Ted James. “This quite...
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April 05, 2018 - 9:26 pm
(WWL.com) - A bill that would force TOPS students who drop out or lose eligibility to repay the value of the scholarship passed the House Education committee on an 8-5 vote. The bill's author, Chalmette Representative Ray Garofalo, says TOPS costs the state 290-million dollars and it's becoming...
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April 05, 2018 - 9:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The governors of Louisiana and Mississippi are praising President Donald Trump's proposal to put more federal money into infrastructure. But they say their rural states would be hard-pressed to pay a bigger share of the tab for projects paid by a combination of federal and...
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April 05, 2018 - 9:01 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's public elementary and secondary schools would get a $3.7 billion financing formula next year without any inflationary increases, under a plan advancing in the state Senate. The formula, submitted by the state education board, won easy approval Thursday from the...
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April 05, 2018 - 5:50 pm
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he didn’t know about the $130,000 payment his personal attorney made to Stormy Daniels, issuing a firm denial in his first public comments about the adult-film actress who alleges she had an affair with him. Asked aboard Air Force One...
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President Donald Trump smiles as people applaud him during a roundtable discussion on tax policy, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., from left, Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, and CEO of Davis Trust Company Hugh Hitchcock. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 05, 2018 - 4:30 pm
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia (AP) — Tossing his "boring" prepared remarks into the air, President Donald Trump on Thursday unleashed a fierce denunciation of the nation's immigration policies, calling for tougher border security while repeating his unsubstantiated claim that "millions" of...
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March 25, 2018 - 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s favorite TV network is increasingly serving as a West Wing casting call, as the president reshapes his administration with camera-ready personalities. Trump’s new national security adviser, John Bolton, is a former U.N. ambassador, a White House veteran —...
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