The INDsider - AP Wire The INDsider - AP Wire http://theind.com/articles.sec-133-1-AP-Wire.html Wed, 26 Apr 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Ban on corporal punishment in La. schools advances]]> Ban on corporal punishment in La. schools advances
Rep. Nancy Landry, Republican chair of the House Education Committee, made the tie-breaking decision to move the bill out of her committee ......]]>
<![CDATA[JBE’s business tax shelved amid opposition]]> JBE’s business tax shelved amid opposition
Facing certain defeat, Gov. John Bel Edwards gave up Tuesday on his effort to levy a new tax on business sales to help stabilize Louisiana's budget, a move that throws his budget-balancing tax plan into disarray ......]]>
<![CDATA[One down, three to go - New Orleans takes down first of four Confederate monuments]]> One down, three to go - New Orleans takes down first of four Confederate monuments
The Liberty Place monument, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government in New Orleans, was taken away on a truck in pieces around 5:35 a.m. after a few hours of work ......]]>
<![CDATA[La. coastal loss declared state emergency]]> La. coastal loss declared state emergency
A proclamation will be sent to President Donald Trump and members of Congress, trying to raise the profile of the state's erosion troubles as it seeks federal assistance to speed up restoration projects ......]]>
<![CDATA[Caretaker accused of exploiting La. federal judge]]> Caretaker accused of exploiting La. federal judge
Louisiana authorities are investigating allegations that a personal assistant financially exploited U.S. District Court Judge Patricia Minaldi, whose alcoholism is so severe that a colleague asked a court to rule she cannot take care of herself ......]]>
<![CDATA[Which state sends most taxes to DC? Hint: It’s not a state]]> Which state sends most taxes to DC? Hint: It’s not a state
Last year, the District of Columbia paid Uncle Sam $37,000 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes. The next closest was Delaware, at $16,000 per person. Louisiana sends $8,500 ......]]>
<![CDATA[Museum director resigns, wags finger at Nungesser]]> Museum director resigns, wags finger at Nungesser
The interim director of the Louisiana State Museum resigned this week, issuing a letter accusing the lieutenant governor and his staff of interfering with museum management and attempting to "commandeer" museum-owned apartments for personal use ......]]>
<![CDATA[Minaldi ordered to rehab for alcoholism]]> Minaldi ordered to rehab for alcoholism
The federal judge, whose unusual behavior preceded her mysterious removal from a string of cases, was ordered to get treatment for alcoholism so severe a colleague believes she cannot take care of herself, according to court records ......]]>
<![CDATA[La. colleges threatened with more cuts]]> La. colleges threatened with more cuts
Hammered by budget cuts over nearly a decade, Louisiana's public colleges are staring down the threat of another round of slashing in a state with one of the least-educated populations in the country ......]]>
<![CDATA[AG Landry sues JBE over money transfer]]> AG Landry sues JBE over money transfer
Attorney General Jeff Landry's lawsuit against Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is the latest in a string of feuds between the two men since they both took office last year ......]]>