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Scalise, Cassidy Tout Tax Reform And Trump

Seven states have two and Texas has three, but Louisiana has no congressional representation on the conference committee for the federal tax reform bill. That didn’t stop two Louisiana Republicans from singing the measure's praises on national TV news talk shows Monday morning.

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What To Watch For And What's At Stake In The Alabama Senate Race

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRHVfIbeGpQ Election Day is finally here in the Alabama Senate race. Voters are deciding between Democrat Doug Jones, a former prosecutor, and Roy Moore, the former state Supreme Court chief justice. Moore, popular with evangelicals in the state, has been embroiled in controversy. Multiple women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct and assault; many of them were teenagers at the time they say the misconduct took place. Moore denies any wrongdoing....

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Louisiana is among 29 states spending less on students than before the Great Recession, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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How are the fiscal cliff negotiations going? Slowly, say both Speaker Pro-Tem Walt Leger and Appropriations chair Cameron Henry.

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Considering giving yourself an alternative fuel vehicle this holiday season, but worried about fuel availability to keep it running?  Louisiana is making that easier, with alternative fuel corridors clearly marked.

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We’ve made it through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and now it's Cyber Monday. But is that really a thing here in Louisiana?

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Fall is an outstanding time to plant many of the hearty culinary herbs, including parsley. Parsley is part of the same family as dill, cilantro, fennel, and celery, which can all be planted this time of year.

TOPS For Grown Folks

Nov 24, 2017
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"We have to find a way to fund TOPS for grown folks," says Louisiana Community and Technical College System president Monty Sullivan, especially since the system now has the responsibility for adult education in the state — a huge task.

Giving Thanks

Nov 23, 2017
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What are you thankful for this year? Here’s what some of your state officials said…

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Raising the minimum wage has been a consistent policy goal for Gov. John Bel Edwards. As he says, "Seven dollars and a quarter is not a meaningful wage."

 

And Jeannie Donovan with the Louisiana Budget Project says the federal $7.25 per-hour minimum is keeping Louisiana Residents in poverty.

 

Researchers at the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans have released a new report showing Louisiana's black students and low-income students are more likely to be suspended than white and wealthier students. 

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There was a noticeable lack of enthusiasm for the state Treasurer's race — from voters, and from the traditional political parties, as well.  Meanwhile, more than 25 percent of voters in the state are now registered as "other" or "no party." Is there a link?

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