Louisiana

February 21, 2018 - 3:42 pm
(AP) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has hired a new deputy chief of staff, three months after the previous jobholder resigned amid sexual harassment allegations. The Democratic governor announced Tuesday that Adren Wilson will work as deputy chief of staff for programs and planning, filling the...
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February 21, 2018 - 8:02 am
(AP / WWL.com) -- Louisiana authorities say a 17-year-old faces terrorizing charges after schoolmates said he had a list of students he planned to kill and also had threatened some teachers, and other juveniles are accused of making less specific threats against other schools. The 17-year-old told...
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February 20, 2018 - 1:16 pm
(AP) _ Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is recuperating after breaking six ribs in a snowboarding accident over the Mardi Gras holiday. The accident happened in Montana, where Landry was on vacation with his family. The Republican attorney general said he fell during whiteout conditions that...
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February 20, 2018 - 12:28 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana's attorney general will take charge of a state lawsuit against drug manufacturers, under a deal announced Tuesday that ends a dispute with the governor's office over who controls litigation accusing the companies of worsening...
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February 19, 2018 - 8:31 pm
(AP) -- The Latest on Louisiana's special legislative session (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Louisiana's governor spent little of his special session speech focused on the type of taxes he wants passed to close a $1 billion budget gap. Gov. John Bel Edwards told lawmakers Monday he's "flexible" about...
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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 - 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 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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