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April 23, 2017 - 07:04 am
WWL.com Reporting U.S. Representative Mike Johnson believes members of the House are moving closer to agreeing on a bill that would overhaul healthcare in the country. Johnson says many Congressmen were frustrated with the previous legislation that was pulled at the last minute but he’s hopeful new...
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Chris Miller
April 22, 2017 - 16:04 pm
A 28-year-old Covington resident died when the motorcycle he was driving crashed on a highway near Abita Springs. Louisiana State Troopers determined Dwight Donnell Johnson was riding eastbound on LA 435 around 5:00 p.m. Friday when the crash occurred. "Physical evidence and witness statements...
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April 22, 2017 - 07:04 am
WWL.com Reporting A group opposing Governor John Bel Edwards tax plan has paid for a poll that shows a majority of Louisiana residents are concerned about the economy and oppose higher taxes on businesses. Truth in Politics Executive Director Kelli Bottgher says respondents listed jobs and the...
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April 22, 2017 - 06:04 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Payroll employment fell sharply in Louisiana in March, reversing a strong gain in February. At the same time, a separate survey showed the state's jobless rate fell to 5.7 percent from 5.8 percent in February. The unemployment rate was also below March 2016's level of 6.2 percent...
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April 22, 2017 - 06:04 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Changes that Gov. John Bel Edwards made to his business tax plan in hopes of lessening criticism have cut in half the estimate of what the tax will raise. That makes his budget-stabilizing tax package hundreds of millions of dollars short of what Edwards wanted to generate...
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April 22, 2017 - 06:04 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Louisiana is slated to receive 8.1 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help combat the opioid epidemic. News outlets report the grant is part of $485 million the federal government has set aside to help states with prevention, treatment and recovery...
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April 21, 2017 - 22:04 pm
Expect weekend traffic delays on Williams Blvd. and Veterans Blvd. as crews repair damage from a sink hole in Kenner. Here is the news release from the Department of Transportation and Development: Northbound LA-49 (Williams Blvd) at the Veterans Blvd intersection, alternating lane closures with...
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Dave Cohen
April 21, 2017 - 21:04 pm
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is firing back at the Trump administration's actions against so-called sanctuary cities. The White House is asking local governments, including New Orleans, to prove they comply with federal immigration authorities. Federal officials have demanded written...
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April 21, 2017 - 16:04 pm
(WWL.com) -- U.S. Senators John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy met with a Trump administration official this week about providing Louisiana an additional $2-billion in federal flood aid. Kennedy says they asked the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, to include the $2 billion...
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USA TODAY
April 21, 2017 - 15:04 pm
(WWL.com) -- Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards admits there's not much legislative support for his controversial Commercial Activity Tax, which would raise hundreds of millions dollars to help stave off a looming budget crisis. But Edwards says he's disappointed that an alternative plan hasn't...
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