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Chris Miller
April 26, 2017 - 11:09 am
We're almost to the end of stinging caterpillar season, and it appears not to have been as bad this year. Zack Lemann, Curator of Animal Collections at the Audubon Insectarium, doesn't keep an official caterpillar count, but he says he has a pretty good idea. "I can only tell you anecdotally, as...
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April 26, 2017 - 8:27 am
(WWL.com) A measure that would prohibit the use of tobacco products anywhere on a public or private school campus is scheduled to be heard in the House Education Committee today. West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffman says in the 90’s, Louisiana made it illegal to smoke in schools, but this...
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April 26, 2017 - 6:45 am
(WWL.com) Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards remains hopeful lawmakers can pass a budget plan to address the loss of $1.3 billion in temporary taxes that expire next year. Edwards spoke with reporters shortly after his proposed tax on business sales was tabled for the legislative session. Edwards...
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April 26, 2017 - 6:32 am
(AP) A Mandeville police officer has lost his termination appeal after he was accused of stealing batteries from a Home Depot. News outlets report the Mandeville Municipal Police Employee' Civil Service Board upheld Johnny Sanders' termination on Monday. Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker said...
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April 25, 2017 - 6:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana's contract with disaster recovery firm IEM to administer a homeowner flood aid program is estimated to cost $227 million. The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report says the state has completed its deal with IEM to manage the $1.3 billion program to assist homeowners...
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April 25, 2017 - 3:18 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A U.S. judge today blocked President Donald Trump's order to cut off funding to cities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities. New Orleans is among the cities the Trump administration has accused of limiting cooperation. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued...
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April 25, 2017 - 2:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the governor's centerpiece business tax proposal (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Gov. John Bel Edwards says House Republican leaders need to devise a budget-balancing tax plan, after spurning his idea to levy a new tax on business sales. The Edwards administration...
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April 25, 2017 - 2:18 pm
(WWL.com) -- The centerpiece to Governor John Bel Edwards’ tax plan fails to receive support from the House Ways and Means Committee and the legislative sponsor for the bill has decided not to move forward with the legislation. Franklin Representative Sam Jones says the governor’s Commercial...
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