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Hope persists for Louisiana names in Trump cabinet

President-elect Donald Trump still has some top jobs to fill and there are a few Louisiana politicians who are about to be jobless.Read More...
Yesterday at 10:21 am
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Louisiana firm behind Trump’s TV campaign

The Mandeville-based Innovative Advertising, led by partner Jay Connaughton, oversaw 45 percent of the total media buys for President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign this year.Read More...
November 25 at 11:04 am
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Trump’s choices for key administrative officials will outline his political priorities

Financial Tidbits by Ryan LeBlanc

Donald Trump has completed his landmark quest and will become the nation’s 45th president after a contentious and often divisive campaign.Read More...
November 18 at 10:52 am
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Election season enters round two

The big challenge in the U.S. Senate runoff for Treasurer John Kennedy and Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell will be grabbing the attention of the same voters who were already less than enthusiastic about this race during the primary. Read More...
November 18 at 10:48 am
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State budget hearings slated for December

Eager to get a jumpstart on finding savings for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the House Appropriations Committee is planning a set of meetings for the first two weeks of December to begin reviewing agency budgets. Read More...
November 04 at 9:51 am
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GOP group pledges $1.5M for 2019 legislative elections

The independent expenditure group that helped Republicans overtake the Louisiana Legislature, under the leadership of outgoing U.S. Sen. David Vitter, has been reborn. Read More...
October 21 at 8:42 am
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Don’t worry about your portfolio this election season

By Ryan LeBlanc

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October 21 at 8:00 am
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U.S. Senate race might feel like a closed primary

Media coverage in Louisiana of the fall U.S. Senate race has often veered toward descriptions of mini-closed primaries playing out inside of the state’s storied jungle primary. Read More...
October 14 at 11:17 am
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Follow up possible for ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill

The police-involved shootings in Baton Rouge this summer, and other tragedies like it nationally, have inspired a state legislator to look into ways to expand upon the so-called “Blue Lives Matter” law that was approved in Louisiana earlier this year. Read More...
October 07 at 11:00 am
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La. tech college system ponders post-growth strategy

Following a record number of graduates and four-year transfers, officials with the Louisiana Community and Technical College System are wondering where additional resources will come from now that a special fund that partly contributed to this growth has been expended. Read More...
September 30 at 11:00 am
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Will the Louisiana Lottery face competition?

It has been a banner year for the Louisiana Lottery, with record profits being reported a major accolades being doled out for its leadership. Read More...
September 23 at 10:26 am
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Opponents keep a spotlight on Duke

The Louisiana Democratic Party doesn’t want to see David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, gain any momentum in his U.S. Senate bid, but its political apparatus is continuing to shine a bright light on the divisive figure. Read More...
September 16 at 3:24 pm
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Ideas for fiscal reform session coming soon

The task force charged with making tax and budget recommendations for next year’s regular session should have its report ready for legislative leaders by the end of the month. Read More...
September 09 at 9:37 am
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Louisiana’s early game laws

By Terry Jones

By the turn of the 20th century, Louisiana’s waterfowl and game animals were in trouble. Non-stop hunting by people trying to put meat on the table and market hunters supplying venison, ducks, as well as geese to restaurants and deer hides to leather clothiers was pushing some animals to the brink of extinction. Read More...
September 02 at 11:30 am
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Minor spike in tax collections will be temporary

As the state grapples with mounting recovery expenses and looks to the federal government for financial assistance, economists are also expecting what could be a minor uptick in tax collections in the wake of the flooding in south Louisiana. Read More...
September 02 at 11:27 am
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State departments are spread thin with flooding

In response to record levels of flooding across south Louisiana, state offices in 27 parishes were shut down on Monday and Tuesday as essential personnel turned their attention to ongoing search and rescue operations.Read More...
August 19 at 12:22 pm
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Man accused of dismembering parents was former HHS student
Man accused of dismembering parents was former HHS student
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A Baton Rouge man accused of the murder and mutilation of his parents at their Tennessee home grew up in St. Charles Parish and was a former Hahnville High School student.