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4 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Senators reject Louisiana Medicaid expansion bill

State Rep. Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge, talks about her support of a Medicaid expansion bill at a rally on Wednesday in Baton Rouge.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Medicaid, Health, Baton Rouge, LA

5 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette

Louisiana Senate to consider equal pay proposal

Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA

9 hrs ago | WNOE-FM New Orleans

16-Year NOPD Veteran Arrested For Child Pornography

According to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, 54-year-old Bradley Wax was booked Wednesday with 38 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

9 hrs ago | WDSU-TV New Orleans

Bill would reform payday lending in Louisiana

PAYDAY LENDING LOANS.. THAT'S THE HOT TOPIC AT THE STATE LEGISLATURE TODAY.. WDSU REPORTER ANDY CUNNINGHAM IS IN BATON ROUGE..

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Baton Rouge, LA

11 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Bill banning Louisiana welfare recipients from using federal aid at lingerie shops and tattoo parlors advances in committee

Louisiana welfare recipients would be prohibited in state law from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under a bill that received the support Wednesday of the House Health and Welfare Committee.

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15 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Letter to Louisiana House: Support Common Core standards and PARCC testing

In our view, it is critical that Louisiana's education system be strong enough to produce a workforce that is locally capable and globally competitive.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government

17 hrs ago | BayouBuzz.com

Next act in McAllister Drama; Landrieu Ads; Louisiana Medicaid Ballot?

Hope for McAllister? The news is not all bad for Republican 5th District U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, whose recent marital misdeed of kissing a staffer in his Monroe office is getting mixed reactions from his constituents.

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Related Topix: Rodney Alexander, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bobby Jindal, Representative Bill Cassidy, David Vitter, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat

18 hrs ago | KSLA-TV Shreveport

Man accused of 100 counts of child pornography

Laura Gerdes Colligan, a Louisiana Attorney General's Office spokeswoman, says Richard Mudd was booked Tuesday into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on 50 counts of possessing and 50 counts of distributing pornography involving juveniles.

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22 hrs ago | The Town Talk

John Maginnis: 'Green army' is MIA in Louisiana's coastal fight

Steadily and without much legislative resistance, nails are being driven into the coffin of the coastal damages lawsuit against major oil companies brought by what is supposed to be an independent regional flood protection authority.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Robert, LA

22 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Louisiana senators reject bill to lessen marijuana penalties

BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana won't lessen its penalties for marijuana possession, keeping laws on the books that allow people to be jailed up to 20 years for repeat offenses of having the drug in hand.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Baton Rouge, LA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Daily Advertiser

LGC Counilman Kenneth Boudreaux urges Medicaid expansion at a press...

Vicki Cormier, of Lafayette, sought treatment for a cold. Now, Cormier said, she has a $1,400 bill that she can't pay.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana Government

Sunherald.com

Tom Ramsey named chief financial officer at Hancock Medical

The Hancock Medical Board of Trustees named Tom Ramsey the chief financial officer at Hancock Medical.

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The Advocate

Historic getaway or speed trap? Washington, La. under fire

Advocate Photo by WILL SENTELL -- State Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, sponsored two bills aimed at Washington, a town about 70 miles northwest of Baton Rouge, that he calls, the worst speed trap in the state of Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Washington, LA, Shreveport, LA, Baton Rouge, LA

ThinkProgress

Louisiana May Force Women To Read A Pamphlet About 'Abortion...

Louisiana lawmakers are currently advancing a measure that would require women to receive biased information about the mental health risks of abortion before being allowed to continue with the procedure.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Louisiana Government, US News, Liberal Political News

The Times-Picayune

Louisiana ranks ahead of only Mississippi and Arkansas for taxpayer investment: WalletHub.com

Louisiana is the third-worst state in America when it comes to giving taxpayers a return on their investment, according to rankings by WalletHub.com, besting only Mississippi and Arkansas.

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NOLA.com

Lawmaker pulls bill to make Holy Bible Louisiana's official state book

The Louisiana House of Representatives was scheduled to take up a bill to declare the Holy Bible that official state book on Monday evening.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Tulane University

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Where is Louisiana's best high school? Gretna, says U.S. News and World Report

Louisiana's best public high school is Thomas Jefferson High in Gretna. So says U.S. News and World Report in its latest annual report .

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Related Topix: Gretna, LA, New Orleans, LA, Baton Rouge, LA

The Daily Advertiser

Payday loans serve purpose for Louisiana people facing financial difficulty

Many Louisiana residents face financial shortfalls every day - a child needs to see a doctor or a bill comes due before payday.

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Related Topix: Many, LA, Opinion

NOLA.com

Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, private pension funds file Deepwater...

A group of U.S. pension funds, including those for public employees in Louisiana , Maryland and Texas, filed suits in federal court in Texas on Friday that accuse BP of making public statements about the Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill that resulted in the defrauding of investors, according stories filed by the Reuters news service and the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Oil Spill, Retirement

The Times-Picayune

Redfish hemmed into this South Louisiana hotspot

A redfish that begins its life in the marshes around Terrebonne Parish's Lake Boudreaux doesn't have a whole lot of options for leaving.

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