Garret Graves

January 03, 2018 - 9:17 am
2018 could be a volatile year in Louisiana politics. It’s a somewhat quiet year for elections, but UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says the Legislature and Governor John Bel Edwards have a long road facing them after the one cent sales tax falls off the books June 30th,...
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December 21, 2017 - 5:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The tax bill that won passage this week in Congress has provisions that members of Louisiana's congressional delegation say specifically benefit Louisiana. "Disaster tax relief is huge," Sen. Bill Cassidy said Thursday in an interview. That relief includes a provision allowing...
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December 11, 2017 - 9:12 pm
( Democrat Justin Dewitt of Baton Rouge has announced he plans to run against Republican Congressman Garret Graves next year. Dewitt was born in Sulphur and moved to Zachary, where he graduated from Zachary High School. He says he’s running because Graves does not represent the interests of...
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November 15, 2017 - 12:26 pm
( The U.S. House passed a bill Tuesday to overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program, allowing it to operate another five years and to update flood mapping requirements. Richland Parish Representative Ralph Abraham says he voted against the bill because he’s concerned about double digit...
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November 14, 2017 - 9:57 pm
By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House on Tuesday backed legislation that will increase flood insurance premiums for many property owners to help firm up a program under stress from ever-more frequent and powerful storms. The bill's passage was secured when sponsors made a...
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November 13, 2017 - 8:35 am
This week, two years from now, voters will cast their ballots for Louisiana’s next governor. Current Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards is planning to run again. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry could challenge Edwards and tensions between the two continue to...
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November 02, 2017 - 9:11 pm Reporting The House GOP tax reform plan announced Thursday would consolidate the current seven tax brackets into four and would double the standard deduction, giving an average family of four nearly 12-hundred-dollars more income per year. But Jan Moller with the Louisiana Budget Project...
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Chris Miller
October 18, 2017 - 9:25 am
Two years from now, Louisiana voters will likely be gearing up for a gubernatorial runoff election. GOP Chairman Roger Villere says they plan to go after current Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards in a big away. Villere says Edwards does not share many of the conservative beliefs of Louisiana...
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June 17, 2017 - 7:38 am
It will be a busy red snapper season for Louisiana anglers. Under an agreement with the federal government, fisherman will get 39 days, beginning this weekend until September 4th,to fish for red snapper in federal waters on weekends. Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves, “The Department of...
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