Louisiana Government Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. Louisiana legislature honors ICE and its partners as part of Public Service Recognition WeekRead the original story

    May 11, 2018 | PressReleasePoint

    As part of national Public Service Recognition Week, the Louisiana House of Representatives honored U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thursday with a House Resolution commending an ICE Homeland Security Investigations task force in Louisiana for its efforts fighting human trafficking and other cross border criminal activity throughout the state. State Representative Valarie Hodges, Vice Chair of the Louisiana House Select Committee on Homeland Security, introduced the resolution on the House floor Thursday to commend Homeland Security Investigations and its federal task force partners within ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations , U.S. Customs and Border Protection and numerous state and local agencies.

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  2. Louisiana Senate Passes Repeal On Prohibition Of Automatic KnivesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | AmmoLand

    The American Knife & Tool Institute applauds the Louisiana Senate for passing HB 892, which repeals the prohibition on automatic knives in the state. The bill, sponsored by Representative Mark Wright, R-77, will repeal the archaic state laws that impede on the rights of law abiding citizens of Louisiana.

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  3. Bridge tolls were killed on Crescent City Connection five years ago; what has changed?Read the original story

    May 11, 2018 | NOLA.com

    Five years ago this week, tolls were eliminated for good on the Crescent City Connection . As a result, motorists are saving about $20 million a year on the trip from the West Bank to the Pontchartrain Expressway.

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  4. Op-Ed Columnist: Happy Mother's DayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | The New York Times

    This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the newsletter each weekday.

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  5. Budget proposal threatens medicaid funding, Gov. Edwards respondsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    There will more than $500 million in cuts to health care which could be detrimental the 40,000 Medicaid recipients in the state. With thousands of Louisianans on the verge losing health care coverage, it's a blame game between the governor and Republican lawmakers about the current budget proposal.

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  6. Senate to consider House-approved budget planRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    The Senate will start considering the House's new state budget plan today that calls for huge cuts to several aspects of health care. Around 37,000 Medicaid recipients in Louisiana will soon receive a letter that was sent yesterday telling them their benefits are at risk and may be lost by July 1. Over half of those people are currently in nursing homes, which seem to be the group suffering the most from the new budget plan.

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  7. House votes to reinstate voting rights toaRead the original story

    May 10, 2018 | Daily World

    The bill was the fifth one that Rep. Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge, has authored to restore voting rights to ex-convicts since 2013 House votes to reinstate voting rights to formerly incarcerated felons The bill was the fifth one that Rep. Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge, has authored to restore voting rights to ex-convicts since 2013 Check out this story on dailyworld.com: Rep. Pat Smith, D-Baton Rouge, celebrated the House passing a bill that would restore the right to vote to some felons on probation and parole.

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  8. Call Center Legislation UpdateRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | Communications Workers of America

    Senator Bob Casey and nine other Democratic Senators sent a letter last week to President Trump calling on him to take executive action and support legislation to help rein in offshoring and bring call center jobs back to the United States. Many of the same Senators alerted President Trump to the need for action last year , but instead of working to reduce offshoring, the Trump Administration backed provisions in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act that provide incentives for corporations to send jobs overseas.

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  9. Male lawmaker offends female colleagues in Louisiana House -- againRead the original story

    May 10, 2018 | NOLA.com

    State Rep. Kenny Havard, R-Jackson, offered a "joke" amendment on a bill to limit the age of strip club dancers in Louisiana to 28 years old and require them to be no heavier than 160 pounds. . Senate Bill 558 , sponsored by Sen. Regina Barrow, guarantees women in prison access to as many feminine hygiene products as they might need.

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  10. Budget crisis looms for UHC and its patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    University Hospital and Clinics is facing a massive budget cut come July 1 if state lawmakers don't act quickly. Governor Edwards says he is hopeful the state will pass a responsible budget.

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  11. Nursing home eviction notices in the mailRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | Daily World

    Nursing home eviction warnings hit mail More than 37,000 warning notices were taken by truck to the post office Thursday. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne and Louisiana Department of Health Secretary Rebekah Gee held a press conference Wednesday to discuss nursing home eviction warning notices to be mailed Thursday.

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  12. See ozone levels at 6 greater New Orleans-area sitesRead the original story

    May 10, 2018 | NOLA.com

    The New Orleans metro area is under an air quality alert Thursday until midnight, marking the third consecutive day officials have warned of the possibility of unhealthy ozone levels. Sensitive groups like people with asthma and elderly adults are advised to stay inside and, in general, residents should limit or take more frequent breaks during outdoor work and recreation, such as evening runs or youth sports games.

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  13. Time for Louisiana legislators to act on Schedler's List of inappropriate behaviorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | BayouBuzz.com

    Refreshed embarrassment has come the way of Louisiana's Republican Sec. of State Tom Schedler, and perhaps it's more appropriate that he be ushered out the door rather than hoping he'll do it himself anytime soon. Last week, the Baton Rouge Advocate got ahold of cards sent from Schedler to and email messages between him and his former executive secretary, who has filed suit against him for sexual harassment.

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  14. Lafayette General issues 'warn' letters to 800 employees, starts 'Save UHC' movementRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | The Daily Advertiser

    UPDATE: Lafayette General issues 'warn' letters to 800 employees, starts 'Save UHC' movement Without the state's funding, LGH issued "warn" letters to its UHC employees Monday.

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  15. Ex-NOPD officer pleads guilty to raping 7-year-old girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | NOLA.com

    An ex-New Orleans police officer who was charged with raping a former girlfriend's then-7-year-old daughter in 2003 pleaded guilty Monday to forcible rape and sexual molestation of a juvenile under age 13. Michael Thomassie , 43, was tried and convicted of aggravated rape in 2015, but Louisiana's 4th Circuit Court of Appeal overturned his conviction and life sentence in December 2016 on grounds that text messages Thomassie exchanged with a woman during jury selection in the first trial were improperly admitted into evidence.

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  16. Teachers fear for jobs as New Orleans schools return to local control: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | NOLA.com

    Recovery School District teachers are concerned about their employment as the state-run district undergoes a reapplication process that will be resolved after the schools return to the Orleans Parish School Board's oversight in July, according to a report from The Louisiana Weekly . The weekly newspaper reported multiple teachers and staff have anonymously voiced frustrations about OPSB , which oversees a majority of schools operated by non-governmental charter boards.

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  17. Baton Rouge police extra duty policies come into question after legislative auditor reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | The Advocate

    The Louisiana Legislative Auditor has raised questions about the Baton Rouge Police Department's policies for officers who work extra duty while on administrative leave. An audit released Monday shows that 10 officers worked extra duty while on administrative leave from the department between 2012 and 2017.

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  18. Gun owners are frustrated by conflicting concealed carry laws: 'Guns: An American Conversation'Read the original story

    Apr 30, 2018 | The Mississippi Press

    Both men are law-abiding. Both enjoy firearms sports and support the right to carry a weapon safely for hunting, target practice or personal and family protection.

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  19. Louisiana needs Republicans to be pro-environment | OpinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2018 | NOLA.com

    For more than 30 years fellow Louisianians have been asking me this question: "What can I do to help the state prevent our bottom third from being consumed by the Gulf of Mexico?" The answer has become inescapable: Join the Republican Party -- and change it. I do not offer that solution lightly.

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  20. State health officer says chloroprene levels in St. John air should meet federal recommendationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2018 | The Advocate

    As he stood before the St. John the Baptist Parish Council on Tuesday night, Dr. Jimmy Guidry, Louisiana's state health officer, made a statement some residents had been waiting years to hear. "The EPA has come out and said their number," Guidry told council members.

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