State News

February 08, 2018 - 2:35 pm
(WWL.com) -- Mandeville Republican Rep. Paul Hollis filed legislation that would make it easier for Louisianans to recall their elected representatives. Hollis says Louisiana makes it incredibly difficult to recall a politician in a densely populated district. “We actually set the threshold higher...
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February 08, 2018 - 1:01 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's flexible on tax ideas to close a $1 billion budget gap and stave off deep cuts to services, except for one proposal: a long-term renewal of the 1 percent sales tax whose expiration is creating most of...
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February 07, 2018 - 3:40 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A task force created to recommend ways to remake Louisiana's TOPS college tuition program can't decide how the popular, 20-year-old program should be tweaked after months of study. The legislative study group decided Wednesday to...
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February 07, 2018 - 2:54 pm
(WWL.com) Pineville-based Cleco Corporate Holdings has acquired South Central Generating LLC, including nine utility cooperatives and eight generating assets in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas, totaling one-billion-dollars. Spokesperson Jennifer Cahill says they will be able to significantly increase...
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February 07, 2018 - 8:55 am
(AP) _ The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued four people from a downed plane in Louisiana. A U.S. Coast Guard release says four people were traveling in the Piper PA-34 twin-engine plane from the Louisiana towns of Slidell to Patterson on Tuesday when the plane began to run low on fuel. Authorities say...
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February 07, 2018 - 8:29 am
(AP) _ Lawyers for Louisiana officials were set to go before a federal appeals court Wednesday in hopes of reviving a 2016 law establishing a minimum age of 21 for exotic dancers. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was to hear arguments in a lawsuit brought by three women...
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February 06, 2018 - 9:48 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Friday is the latest deadline in negotiations over whether Louisiana will have a special legislative session aimed at closing a $1 billion budget gap, as Gov. John Bel Edwards continues to haggle with House GOP leaders over what sort...
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