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The legislature's Joint Health and Welfare Committee met Thursday to consider a contract extension for the company that processes the state's Medicaid bills.

“Without question, we deserve a good bit more funding than has been provided.”

Louisiana 6TH District Congressman Garret Graves is talking about federal funding for rebuilding from the August flood. He's frustrated by what went down before Congress recessed last week, authorizing less than $500-million for Louisiana's needs.

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Racial discord in the capital city boiled over this summer, and the annual LSU Presidential Symposium is looking into causes and solutions, asking the question “Moment or Movement?”

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Governor John Bel Edwards has had enough of Attorney General Jeff Landry’s obstructionism, and now he’s taking Landry to court.

“It is not his place in the architecture of our government – the framework of our government – to replace my priorities with his own,” the Governor said in a press conference following a face-to-face meeting with Landry.

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T-minus 40 days and counting till the fall election, and the airwaves are starting to fill with ads.

“Folks, this country was founded by geniuses, but sometimes I think it’s being run by idiots,” John Kennedy says in his latest ad.