King Cake demand on the rise
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How to pay for teacher pay raises
Governor John Bel Edwards has made giving teachers a pay raise of at $1,000 the cornerstone issue of his 2019 legislative agenda, but questions remain as to how the state will pay for the roughly 135-million dollar proposal.
House Dems won’t rule out impeachment
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she won’t rule out impeaching President Donald Trump if the Special Counsel, or other investigators, uncover damning evidence linking the president to criminal behavior involving his business or foreign countries.
Louisiana one of 9 states reporting high flu activity
Louisiana is one of nine states reporting a high activity level for flu-like illnesses. That's according to CDC's latest U.S. Influenza Surveillance report.
A split Congress may not be good news for Louisiana-centric legislation
Five out of six Louisiana U.S. House members find themselves out of power as Democrats take control of the lower chamber with a new Congress sworn in on Thursday.
U.S. 11 bridge between New Orleans and Slidell shut down
The U.S. 11 bridge between Slidell and New Orleans will be shut down to traffic starting today, running through April 18
Governor Edwards To Make Attempt In 2019 To Raise Minimum Wage
Twenty states have minimum wage increases taking effect today, while the minimum wage in Louisiana remains set by the federal government, $7.25 an hour and it's been that way since 2009.
La. Lawmaker Plans To File Bill To Protect Key Provisions Of Obamacare
A state representative plans to bring legislation in the upcoming session that would lock in health care protections for Louisianans with pre-existing conditions and allow dependents to stay on their parents’ plan until 26, even if a pending court case strikes down Obamacare.
A Texas man arrested for allegedly committing lewd acts while driving with kids in the car
A Texas motorist traveling on the I-10 Atchafalaya Basin Bridge was arrested yesterday for allegedly performing lewd acts on himself with his two young girls in the car.
Law enforcement deaths rise 12% in 2018 over previous year
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund says the number of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty nationwide in 2018 increased by 12%
Partial federal government shutdown hits seven days
The government shutdown is now into day seven. Senator John Kennedy says negotiations have stalled
Gov. Edwards: Teacher Pay Raises My No. 1 Goal For 2019
Governor John Bel Edwards says his number one legislative priority for 2019 is getting Louisiana teachers a $1,000 pay raise, and school support workers a $500 pay raise.