State News

February 19, 2018 - 8:32 am
(WWL.com) The special session kicks off today to address a one billion dollar shortfall. Legislators have until March 7th to find a fix to the looming fiscal cliff or else cuts will occur in the areas of higher education and health care. Council for a Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin says the...
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Don Ames
February 19, 2018 - 7:35 am
Yet another study shows how bad off the authors think folks are here in Louisiana. The financial news and opinion company, '24/7 Wall Street', analyzed the results of a Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, and named Louisiana the 2nd "Most Miserable State" in America. The company says Louisiana is...
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February 18, 2018 - 5:07 pm
(WWL.com) Governor Edwards and state lawmakers return to Baton Rouge Monday for a special session to find a solution to the looming fiscal cliff that threatens to gut popular programs like TOPS. The governor is seeking tax reform, and Republicans want spending reductions. Erath Representative Blake...
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February 18, 2018 - 1:32 pm
(WWL.com) - Springtime is acceptance letter season for most college bound high school students, and the state’s budget uncertainty is causing many to rethink whether they want to attend school in Louisiana. LSU president F. King Alexander is calling on legislators to find a budget solution that...
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February 18, 2018 - 11:16 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins wants Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to create a bounty program for Asian carp, an invasive fish species. The Republican congressman sent a letter to department Secretary Jack Montoucet, saying a program to encourage fishermen to...
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February 18, 2018 - 5:59 am
MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - Funeral services are scheduled next week for former Mandeville Police Chief Tom Buell. Buell, who saw the department grow from 12 to 54 employees during almost 30 years as chief, died Monday of cancer. He was 67. The New Orleans Advocate reports services are scheduled Feb. 24...
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February 17, 2018 - 11:16 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's transportation department is warning that drivers on Interstate 10 may face slowdowns in the already traffic-clogged capital region over the weekend. Survey work is planned through Monday as part of an I-10 widening project intended for the Baton Rouge area...
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February 17, 2018 - 9:20 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana lawmakers are readying themselves for another acrimonious debate over taxes, returning for their fifth special session centered on the state's financial instability since 2016. Gov. John Bel Edwards called the 17-day session that starts Monday. The Democratic...
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February 16, 2018 - 5:26 pm
GONZALES, La. (AP) _ A former Louisiana sheriff's detective has admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old girl in a plea deal that will send him to prison for a year. The Advocate reports 33-year-old William Lanoux of Prairieville pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of carnal knowledge of a...
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