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January 13, 2017 - 7:12 am
Louisiana's midyear deficit has been pegged at $313 million, a figure that Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration says will trigger the governor to call a special legislative session to rebalance the budget. An income forecasting panel downgraded Louisiana tax collection estimates Friday, to account...
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January 13, 2017 - 7:06 am
Louisiana U.S. Senator John Kennedy has hit the ground running on Capitol Hill. Shortly after being sworn in, Kennedy was right into the hearings for Donald Trump's cabinet picks and the effort to repeal Obamacare. Kennedy predicts the Affordable Care Act will be voted out and replaced. ''I think...
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January 13, 2017 - 5:58 am
A man accused of helping a killer has been sentenced to 30 years for committing an obscene act in jail. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Maurice Banks of Houma was sentenced as a habitual offender. Defense attorney Tracy Schwab says he has appealed the sentence. He reports that the video showed the act...
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January 13, 2017 - 4:24 am
We’ll get better idea today whether or not Governor John Bel Edwards intends to call another special session to address looming budget shortfalls. The Revenue Estimating Conference meets today and the panel will determine the exact size of a revenue shortfall for this fiscal year. Edwards says the...
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January 13, 2017 - 3:41 am
The Special Operations Division is working a scene at the intersection of Tullis and General De Gaulle Drive in the Fourth District that involves a wanted subject out of St. Bernard Parish. No further information is available at this time.
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January 13, 2017 - 2:28 am
Former Jefferson Parish Councilman Ben Zahn was sworn in as Kenner’s 24th Mayor last night at Chateau Golf and Country Club in front of hundreds, who attended to show their support. Zahn has a plan, he says, to make the city he loves inviting to all, and he immediately laid out his goals for Kenner...
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January 12, 2017 - 2:30 pm
Gov. John Bel Edwards leaves Friday for a weeklong trip to Rome, where he'll meet with an order of nuns working to combat human trafficking and talk personally about the effort with Pope Francis. The Hospitaler Sisters of Mercy are building a shelter in Louisiana for juvenile victims of human...
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January 12, 2017 - 10:31 am
Some state lawmakers are calling for Napoleonville Senator Troy Brown to resign immediately after he entered a plea of no contest to domestic violence charges. Senate President John Alario says Brown was suspended from serving on committees when he was arrested in July, and that suspension has been...
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January 12, 2017 - 9:14 am
Hundreds of Louisiana families displaced by August's historic flooding are getting more time to stay in government-subsidized hotel and motel rooms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency agreed Thursday to extend its Transitional Sheltering Assistance program in Louisiana through Feb. 9. The...
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January 12, 2017 - 8:49 am
Gov John Bel Edwards is defending Louisiana's Medicaid expansion pushing back on the Republican work in Congress to dismantle the federal health law that created the program. And it's the first Deep South state to participate. Today in New Orleans the Democratic governor highlighted the health...
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