Louisiana Government Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. Dale McDaniel Joins HNTB as Senior Project Director in AtlantaRead the original story

    Jul 6, 2017 | PRWeb

    Dale's experience in cost recovery, business process improvement, and other program management facets enable him to manage complex programs in ways that improve efficiency and productively resolve issues. Dale McDaniel, PE, joined HNTB Corporation as senior project director and vice president, based in the firm's growing Atlanta office.

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  2. New Orleans area levee authority members appointed by Gov. John Bel EdwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards looking out a window toward the Mississippi River in New Orleans on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. On Wednesday, Edwards reappointed three members of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East and appointed two new members to the Southeast Flood Protection Authority-West.

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  3. The Energy 202: The one issue where Trump is standing up to Russia.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | Washington Post

    Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Much of the G-20 summit, which begins on Friday, will focus on keeping the Paris climate pact intact after President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the historic agreement last month. Western European members of the economic forum will attempt to isolate Trump regarding the decision while, according to The New York Times , leaders of Turkey, Indonesia and Russia are sending mixed signals about their commitment to the Paris deal.

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  4. Republican lawmaker Steve Scalisea s condition worsens after June shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | KDXY-FM Jonesboro

    U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, shot and wounded during a baseball practice last month, developed an infection and was readmitted to an intensive care unit, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said on Wednesday. Scalise, the No.

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  5. Karen Carter Peterson teases in New Orleans mayor's race. What was that all about?: OpinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | NOLA.com

    State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson had a brief flirtation this week as a possible candidate for mayor or New Orleans. State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson had a brief flirtation this week as a possible candidate for mayor or New Orleans.

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  6. Two Interstate 20 exits in Webster Parish closed for repairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development have announced that two exit and entrance ramps will be closed due to road work. Eastbound exit 49 will be closed on Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the LA DOTD's website .

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  7. Protesters stage die-in at Cassidy's officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    "Indivisible Acadiana is united in a common belief that healthcare is a Basic Human Right and that the proposed Senate Healthcare Bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act will be harmful to Louisiana's most vulnerable populations," a release from the organization states. The IA analysis indicates that the BCRA plans to gut Medicaid, which over 1 million Louisianans benefit from, most of whom are children under the age of 19, according to the release.

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  8. Edwards administration concerned about Senate healthcare billRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    The Republican Senate healthcare bill has the Edwards administration very concerned about the future of healthcare in Louisiana. State Health Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee says if passed as is, the bill would result in up to 500,000 Louisianans losing their insurance.

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  9. Report criticizes condition of rural Louisiana roads and bridgesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2017 | The Advocate

    Rural road conditions in Louisiana are the 17th poorest in the nation and the state has the 9th most structurally deficient rural bridges, according to a report issued Tuesday morning. In addition, traffic fatalities on non-interstate, rural roads are the 12th highest in the U. S., the review says.

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  10. Taco Eating ContestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The Louisiana Department of Corrections says it intends to maintain the Allen Correctional Center. That's after the private company managing the center announced that it is pulling its contract from the facility in August.

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  11. State plan to revamp public schools wins compliments from two groups; here's how they rated itRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | The Advocate

    Louisiana's controversial plan to revamp public schools, which is awaiting federal action, won praise Tuesday from two independent education groups. The proposed changes, which were approved by the state's top school board on March 29 after a six-hour hearing, were submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in April for review.

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  12. Road safety plan for Acadiana to decrease number of serious crashesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    This summer, plans are in the works to make Acadiana roadways safer. This is in light of new statistics on crashes.

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  13. Source: RaycomRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Governor John Bel Edwards sent a letter to Louisiana's two U.S. senators stating that the senate's health care bill would be harmful to the state. "The Senate health care bill will be a disaster for the state of Louisiana in more ways than one," Edwards told FOX 8 News.

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  14. Traffic control needed for busy intersection; resident: 'We see a wreck every weekend'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    For Lake Charles resident Marcus Hargrove his free time is spent on his front porch, but he said for as long as he's lived there, there has been a reoccurring issue. 24. 213-17: A resolution to the State of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, requesting consideration of a traffic control upgrade at the intersection of South Shattuck Street and the I-10 Service Road due to numerous traffic accidents.

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  15. GEO Group terminates contract with Allen Correctional CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    GEO, the private managing company of Allen Correctional Center, is pulling their management contract with the facility beginning Aug. 20. The relationship the town of Kinder has with the correctional center runs deep, from employment to partnerships, and many say they're shocked by the sudden question regarding the facility's future. "We really didn't know what was going on, we heard rumors but nothing concrete," said Kinder Mayor Wayland LaFargue.

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  16. Senate bill would cut health care to 'hundreds of thousands' on Medicaid in LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | Best of New Orleans

    As the U.S. Senate mulls a vote on the GOP's recently released bill designed to gut the Affordable Care Act, Louisiana officials and medical groups are urging senators to consider the potentially devastating impact it could have to people relying on Medicaid's expansion in the state. In July 2016 , Gov. John Bel Edwards approved Medicaid's expansion to include coverage for more than 433,000 people in the state, including more than 100,000 receiving preventive cancer treatment and more than 15,000 women who have received breast cancer screenings.

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  17. HHS taps former Louisiana health official for CTO postRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | Federal Computer Week

    Bruce Greenstein, a private-sector executive with public-sector experience at the state and federal levels, is the new chief technology officer at the Department of Health and Human Services. The CTO office at HHS in recent years has been a hub of efforts to make acquisition for the huge, federated agency more nimble and responsive to the fast pace of technological change and market innovations.

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  18. Should Louisiana raise the smoking age?Read the original story

    Jun 26, 2017 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    A state representative is hoping legislation he authored in the spring could set the stage for Louisiana to raise the state's smoking age, The USA Today Network of Louisiana reports. State Rep. Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monroe, authored House Resolution 177 which directs the Louisiana Department of Health to study the impact of raising the state's smoking age from 18 to 21. "I actually initially wrote a bill to change the age to 21, but I knew we weren't ready to do that," Hoffmann says.

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  19. Edwards urges Kennedy, Cassidy to vote no on Senate healthcare billRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | BayouBuzz.com

    Today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued this letter to U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy urging them to oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act . Below is background information and link to the letter.

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  20. Does Partisan gerrymandering in US Congress and in Louisiana legislature exist?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | BayouBuzz.com

    Despite a weak attempt to show otherwise, partisan gerrymandering above any minor influence does not exist relative to Congress, although whether it could in Louisiana's Legislature is difficult to ascertain. The Associated Press breathlessly reported that "Republicans had a real advantage" for 2016 elections in both statehouse and the U.S. House of Representatives as a result of drawn district boundaries.

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