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New Orleans (AP) - Louisiana wildlife officials are proposing an experiment that someday could enable private recreational fishermen to catch highly ...
Maybe it is a legacy of the big-government days of Huey P. Long, but Louisiana is a state that is certainly avid for regulation of small business.
El-Sissi told Pope Tawadros II, spiritual leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, in a phone call late on Friday that his government would not rest until the perpetrators of the attack were punished. Egypt's government has been struggling contain an ...
A Louisiana juvenile court is introducing a therapy dog program to help children at court dealing with difficult family situations.
Senator introduces legislation to protect Lake Bistineau homeowners' property rights.
Perhaps no official in state government, outside of governors themselves, has inserted themselves into more debates about disaster relief, taxes, government waste, and higher education than Kennedy in recent years. Kennedy's lack of interest in ...
That included one amendment that calls for certain proceeds to be "divided between each legislative district at a rate of $500 per lane mile and shall be dedicated to projects within the Highway Priority Program at the direction of the member of the ...
Louisiana residents can buy supplies to prepare for hurricane season at a lower state sales tax rate this weekend. The Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is Saturday and Sunday, with lower tax rates for flashlights, batteries, portable ...
Lawyers and lawmakers are ramping up efforts to alter or kill the Louisiana law that kept a foreign-born U.S. citizen from getting a marriage license because he couldn't produce a birth certificate.
Louisiana wildlife officials are proposing an experiment that could someday enable private recreational fishermen to catch highly sought Gulf of Mexico red snapper any time of year in federal waters.
Special interests and lawmakers alike have become more protective in recent years about the use of taxpayer money for such incentives, with Louisiana's government struggling through one budget shortfall after another. The rural jobs tax credit inside ...
Their removal follows last month's decree by Judge Carl Barbier of the Eastern District Court of Louisiana, approving the government's right to take down the monuments. Barbier's opinion was affirmed on the same day by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - An education Department watchdog says a Louisiana man has unsuccessfully tried to obtain President Donald Trump's tax information using an online student aid tool.
The Louisiana Legislature edged closer toward a full meltdown that would derail not only its far-fetched tax overhaul, but also the state budget plan needed to run government services after July 1 and bipartisan efforts to reduce the prison population.
Baton Rouge - A Louisiana government watchdog activist said she hopes the U.S. Senate will pass legislation that will crack down on attorneys who siphon off of damage claims for people who suffer from work-related asbestos exposure.
House lawmakers refused to give a protected, $2 million annual stream of state cash to the Louisiana inspector general's office that investigates government fraud and waste. Rep. Julie Stokes, a Kenner Republican, said her constitutional amendment ...
"A better-funded, better-paid (worker) benefits Louisiana, benefits families, benefits communities," Carter said.
William Broadhurst, longtime attorney, lobbyist and political adviser, has died.
Obama was reportedly also concerned that Louisiana would misspend the royalties we got. There are two responses to that: 1) It's not any business of the president's or the federal government's what Louisiana does with money that is rightfully Louisiana's.
The split is now 25 percent to the federal government, 50 percent to states and 25 percent to counties. Louisiana has no geothermal resources.
More than 428,000 people have enrolled in the government-financed coverage for the working poor, which began July 1. The Edwards administration says more than 91,000 have received preventive services that in some instances have identified cancer, ...
So much for small-government politicians who champion the right of communities to decide what will adorn their parks and other public spaces.
The Battle of Liberty Place obelisk, a marble monument that celebrates the 1874 uprising of a white supremacist militia against Louisiana's Reconstruction state government, came down in April. "It's a sad day for Louisiana history," the state's ... On ...
Ernest L. Johnson Sr., president of the NAACP Louisiana State Conference, invited Brooks to visit Baton Rouge less than a week after a white police officer shot and killed a black man during a struggle outside a convenience store last year.
Or perhaps, upon noticing the extravagance with which hordes of unctuous Lobbyists are pushing a bill to regulate web-based transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft, he might be moved to formulate his First Law of Bad government: A ...
Tewende Kiendrebeogo filed a complaint April 3 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against the Department of the army, Department of Defense and the United States of America, alleging the government failed to comply with the ...
capitol old With tax dollars scarce in Louisiana, this should be the time to discuss streamlining on the state and local levels. Just how many boards, commissions, ...
Today, Louisiana Economic Development announced the formal launch of Louisiana Business Connection, a new website helping small businesses and large projects make valuable connections in Louisiana. At the site - LouisianaBusinessConnection.com ...
It must be the Democrats' fault. They want more tax dollars to fund more government programs intended to solve Louisiana's perennial problems, a recipe the Legislature cooked up time and time again for decades when they controlled the votes in the Capitol.
The latest version of Louisiana's $50 billion, 50-year coastal master plan, as well as the $644 million annual plan to fund its restoration and protection work next year, were approved Thursday (May 17) by the Louisiana Senate. Sen. Dan "Blade" Morrish ...
Baton Rouge, LA May 16, 2017 Arcadis U.S., Inc., (EURONEXT:ARCAD), the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, announced today it has contracted with the State of Louisiana's Department of Transportation and ...
He wrote a chapter in the original Louisiana government Audit Guide which has been incorporated into Louisiana law. He has been involved with governmental accounting since 1957. Riggs concluded his comments by noting, "Mr. Gray epitomizes the core ...
It must be the Democrats' fault. They want more tax dollars to fund more government programs intended to solve Louisiana's perennial problems, a recipe the Legislature cooked up time and time again for decades when they controlled the votes in the Capitol.
The announcement comes after the city had already taken down a statue of the Confederacy's only president and a memorial to a white rebellion against a biracial Reconstruction-era government in the city. Mayor Mitch Landrieu first proposed removing the ...
Louisiana's income forecasting panel has tweaked its estimates, dropping projections for the upcoming budget year by $27 million.
The Louisiana Senate on Tuesday approved three key bills backed by the governor to decrease the state's highest-in-the-nation incarceration rate and save millions of dollars each year.
Yesterday, the Louisiana House of Representatives held a vote on the city of New Orleans' removal of monuments to the Confederate States of America, the New Orleans Advocate reports.
A push to raise Louisiana's gasoline tax and pour hundreds of millions of dollars more each year into road and bridge work narrowly crossed its first legislative hurdle Tuesday.
But health officials and advocates point to a gap between the state's prescription for sex ed (and lack thereof) and Louisiana's enormously high rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and unplanned pregnancies among teenagers and young people ...
GRETNA - A man is being sued for failing to use government funds for a home improvement. The state of Louisiana, Division of Administration, Office of Community Development-disaster Recovery Unit filed a suit April 24 against Erwin Chancellor Sr.
His failed argument was that more government spending equaled a stronger economy. News flash: Louisiana government under John Bel Edwards spends 40 percent more per person than any other Southern state.
House Bill 71 is a direct response to New Orleans' decision to remove monuments honoring Confederate heroes from public property that the city government now deems offensive. The city has successfully removed two monuments, and intends to remove ...
Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, have together proposed provisions that are not included in the draft submitted by Republicans to the House Financial Services Committee.
The Appropriations Committee advanced a proposal Monday that would dedicate $2 million a year to the inspector general's office that investigates fraud, waste and abuse in government. Rep. Julie Stokes, a Kenner Republican, said her constitutional ...
Despite powerful testimony from several black lawmakers urging the Louisiana House of Representatives to vote against a measure that aims to prevent the removal of Confederate monuments, the bill passed by a vote of 65-31 on May 15.
Lydia Kuykendal, Louisiana government-relations director at the American cancer Society's Cancer Action Network in New Orleans, last week said the AHCA is bad for cancer patients.
His failed argument was that more government spending equaled a stronger economy. News flash: Louisiana government under John Bel Edwards spends 40 percent more per person than any other Southern state.
Don't assign adult answer to that I'm gonna tell you what it is should Louisiana and lift a one year ban on food stamps.
government Properties Income Trust logo Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Government Properties Income Trust (nyse:GOV) by 1.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the ...
Jeff Sadow is an associate professor of political science at Louisiana State University-Shreveport, where he teaches Louisiana government. He is author of a blog about Louisiana politics, www.between-lines.com, where links to information in this column ...


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