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Jul 24th

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House refuses Medicaid expansion

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana House overwhelmingly refused Tuesday to provide government-subsidized health insurance to thousands of people with the Medicaid dollars available under the federal Affordable Care Act, in a vote that appears to shelve the issue for the legislative session.

Only 37 lawmakers out of the 105-member chamber supported the Medicaid expansion proposal, while 59 lawmakers voted against it. A day earlier, the Senate budget committee jettisoned a similar bill.

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La. drivers can't tweet or post to Facebook

La. drivers can't tweet or post to Facebook

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Motorists in Louisiana will have to add tweets and Facebook updates to the list of activities banned while driving, along with texting.

A bill proh...

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Justice investigating IRS targeting of tea party

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is opening a criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service just as another probe concludes that lax management enabled a...

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Audit: $42M in layoff costs for LSU privatization

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal's push to privatize all but one of the LSU-run hospitals across south Louisiana will cost the state an estimated $42 million to make the l...

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Senate rejects attempt to kill La. Science Act

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The Louisiana Senate overwhelmingly rejected an attempt Monday to repeal a 2008 law that permits public school science teachers to use material outside...

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Powerball jackpot rises, sales surge

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing has climbed to $360 million, the third largest jackpot of all time.

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$25B budget debate shifts to La. Senate

BATON ROUGE — Action on crafting Louisiana's nearly $25 billion budget shifts to the Senate this week, after lawmakers in the House wrapped up work on a bipartisan compro...

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