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Hundreds of miles of south Louisiana is under water.

“I don’t want to say it’s worse than a hurricane – it’s just plenty bad,” Governor John Bel Edwards stated Sunday at the Emergency Ops briefing for the media.

The governor, who evacuated from the mansion due to flooding, says despite the rains easing up, this is far from over.

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Louisiana’s Department of Children and Family Services is taking a new approach to foster care.

“It’s recruiting people that really, truly want to parent these children, and co-parent with their birth parents,” DCFS Secretary Marketa Garner Walters explains.

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When the Louisiana Tax Commission met Wednesday, they heard arguments that went to the heart of the state’s income versus outgo problem.

"Never in the history of our industry has it been as bad in Louisiana as it is today," said Louisiana Oil and Gas Association President Don Briggs.


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"It goes from the top of the state, almost all the way to Baton Rouge, all the way over to Opelousas," says Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham in an interview with C-SPAN. 


Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne updated the Baton Rouge Press Club on the state’s money situation Monday, saying they’re still reconciling the books on the fiscal year that ended July first.


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