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Feud Still Simmers

Governor John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry have been battling since both took office, and the latest basis for their bickering remains unresolved.

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'Highly Intoxicated' Driver Plows Into Mardi Gras Crowd, Injuring At Least 28

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbV3J2aEIsw At least 28 people were injured — 21 of whom have been hospitalized — after a man driving a pickup truck plowed into a crowd of spectators Saturday night at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. The city's mayor, Mitch Landrieu, said none of the victims had sustained a life-threatening injury in the wreck, which both he and police are calling a drunken-driving incident. A 3-year-old child and a police officer are among the people hospitalized. "Our...

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Feud Still Simmers

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Sue Lincoln

Governor John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry have been battling since both took office, and the latest basis for their bickering remains unresolved.


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Fertilizers are something we think about a lot in the spring. Plants are waking up and ready to grow in February and March.

Fertilizers are simply materials we put in the soil that put nutrients into the soil that plants absorb and use. Fertilizers aren't necessary plant food; plants use the minerals to make their own food... so plants do need these nutrients.


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“Unfortunately there’s no rest for the weary,” Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne told the Joint Budget Committee Thursday.  “We start today looking at the challenges we face for the next fiscal year.”

Just one day after ending a special session to address the shortfall in the current budget, Dardenne was presenting the governor’s proposal for the next budget.

Sue Lincoln

With the bang of the gavel and a call of “The Senate will come to order. Mr Secretary, open the machines for roll call,” thus began the final day of the special session.


Senator Bill Cassidy held the first of five Louisiana town hall meetings Tuesday night in Livingston Parish. As WWNO’s Jessica Rosgaard reports, the audience of about 300 people asked questions about flood recovery and the policies of the Trump administration.

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“I don’t understand. In my world, a deficit is the difference between your revenue and your expenses.”

State budget shortfalls are complicated, even for Senator Sharon Hewitt (R-Slidell), who sits on the Finance Committee.

“Can you articulate for me in layman’s terms?” Hewitt asks.

With some help from Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, we’ll try.

The Art of the Barter

Feb 22, 2017
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Both the full House and Senate convened yesterday afternoon, but their business was brief, and more procedural than substantive.


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As the Special Session must end Wednesday at midnight, the House and Senate appear on their way to implementing a deal. 


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“We are attempting to start on time, but as we work through these negotiations, we want to make sure we have every opportunity to hear from everyone,” Speaker Taylor Barras apologized, as the House started more than three hours late Monday afternoon.

Leaders from both chambers were meeting, still trying to find agreement on how much of the Rainy Day Fund to use for the shortfall.

Wallis Watkins

Louisiana's backlog of needed roadwork is $13 billion. But now the House is looking to tap the Transportation Trust Fund in order to help pay down state debt. 

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