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Better Roads Vs Higher Gas Taxes – Speak Up Now

It's a slippery slope. If we approve a gas tax it's never coming back down. If we don't approve a gas tax our roads and bridges could continue to fall apart. Which one do you choose?

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Congressman Charles Boustany photo by Ken Romero
Congressman Charles Boustany photo by Ken Romero
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Former Congressman Charles Boustany Takes Job With D.C. Lobbying Firm

Boustany has agreed to join a Washington lobbying firm called Capitol Counsel after losing his bid late last year at the U.S. Senate. The Lafayette Republican and retired surgeon will focus on health care, tax and trade issues.

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Edmonson Resignation Just A ‘Rumor’

Colonel Mike Edmonson and Louisiana State Police are now under fire for possible illegal campaign donations. Still, the state's top cop remains in charge.

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Mike Johnson, Facebook
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Another La. Republican Noncommittal On Health Plan

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Another Louisiana Republican member of Congress has stopped short of endorsing the GOP House leadership's proposal to replace President Barack Obama's health law...

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Outlook Positive For The Oil Patch

Spirits are high as the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association meets today in Lake Charles.

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Speaker Ryan with Trump and Pence (wikipedia Image)
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Healthcare Economist Breaks Down Obamacare Replacement Plan

The new plan scraps fines imposed on taxpayers who do not purchase insurance and instead offers tax credits to those who purchase coverage in the open market.

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Oval Office Photo (www.shorenewsnetwork.com)
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Congressman Apologizes For Crude Joke About Kellyanne Conway

U.S. Rep. Cedric Ridhmond has apologized for making a crude joke about White House adviser Kellyanne Conway.

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Louisiana State Capitol (wikimedia commons)
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Pro-Donald Trump Rally Scheduled For Saturday On State Capitol Steps

Leader of Gator PAC Col. Rob Maness says Trump supporters will address what they hope will be a large gathering.

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US House Speaker Paul Ryan
US House Speaker Paul Ryan
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Hundreds Chant ‘Coward!’ Amid Paul Ryan’s Rhode Island Visit

People also carried signs that said "Hey! Wisconsin we found him!"

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Prison Bars (Andrew Bardwell)
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Governor Proposes Reducing Minimum Mandatory Sentences For Nonviolent Offenses

Edwards says the state is looking at proven strategies that have worked to reduce the prison population in other southern conservative states.

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Robbie Gatti (Photo Courtesy of blacksportsonline).jpg
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State House Candidate Apologizes For Black Face Costume

Gatti says this photo was taken 15 years ago during a church function,

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State Senate Chambers - Louisiana State Capitol - Baton Rouge
State Senate Chambers - Louisiana State Capitol - Baton Rouge
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Special Session Ends With Lawmakers Tapping $99M From Rainy Day Fund

After 10 days of what became some heated debates, the special session ended with lawmakers agreeing to use $99 million from the rainy day fund to address a $304 million midyear deficit.

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