State News

November 17, 2017 - 3:03 pm
(AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has lost its latest effort to persuade House Republicans to back contract extensions for Louisiana's Medicaid managed-care companies. Friday was the second time House GOP lawmakers on the joint budget committee voted to block the deals. The companies...
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November 17, 2017 - 11:04 am
(AP) - A federal judge has cut one Louisiana abortion law from a suit filed by an abortion clinic and its doctors, and has narrowed challenges to four other laws. Attorney Zoe Levine of the Center for Reproductive Rights says the law no longer in the suit forbids transferring or accepting any part...
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November 17, 2017 - 10:02 am
Secretary of State Tom Schedler is expecting a voter turnout of 13 percent statewide for Saturday’s election which features the race for state treasurer and the New Orleans mayoral runoff between LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet. Schedler says if it wasn’t for this race, it would be a slow...
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Don Ames
November 17, 2017 - 6:42 am
Some crawfish experts are predicting an early season for mudbugs this year, due to our area's rainiest summer on record. But, there's really no set season for crawfish. That season actually varies from one year to the next, based on winter temperatures along the Gulf Coast. It also depends on the...
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November 16, 2017 - 3:44 pm
(WWL.com) -- The U.S. House approved the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which Republicans say will lower tax rates at all income levels and lower the corporate tax rate. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise says too many companies are moving overseas to do business because it’s too expensive in the U.S. He...
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November 16, 2017 - 10:05 am
(AP) _ House Republicans have devised a list of proposed changes they want to see made to deals with the private companies that manage care for 1.5 million Louisiana Medicaid recipients. The GOP lawmakers remain at odds with Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards over how to approach multibillion-dollar...
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Jim Hanzo
November 16, 2017 - 9:05 am
New Orleanians have seen gas prices rise about a nickel in the last week. But will those prices at the pump continue to go up during the Thanksgiving holiday travel season? Don Redman with Triple A calls it a little unexpected as gas prices have risen since the beginning of November, and they could...
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