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  1. Feds reject Louisiana's Medicaid drug payment formulaRead the original story

    34 min ago | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The federal Medicaid agency says Louisiana used an improper reimbursement formula to pay pharmacists the last two years through the state's Medicaid program. If the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services decides it wants the state to reimburse the payments, the state could be on the hook for $25 million.

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  2. La. could benefit from increased trade with CubaRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who led a four-day trade mission to Cuba in March 2005, said Louisiana is in a unique position to take advantage of Cuba opening up to trade. During her trip with 17 business people, Cuba and Louisiana signed a $15 million trade deal in which Louisiana sold the island nation foodstuffs.

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  3. U.S.-Cuba deal a cause for optimism for Louisiana businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    The Obama administration's decision to restore diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, and begin a serious debate about lifting the trade embargo could lead to positive developments for Louisiana's economy, according to local business leaders. Prior to the creation of the trade embargo in 1962, New Orleans was the U.S.'s largest trading partner with the communist nation.

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  4. Continue reading a 'Read the original story

    12 hrs ago | The Advocate

    Louisianans have been knee-deep in the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period, which began on Nov. 15 and closed Monday. Many are finding what appears to be a pleasant surprise: Average premiums for the cheap "bronze" plans have increased by 3.9 percent, while premiums for the middle-of-the-road "silver" plans are rising by 4.1 percent.

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  5. Scalise talks Obamacare, executive amnesty, gun controlRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | BayouBuzz.com

    Destroy Obamacare. Stop President Barack Obama's "illegal" executive amnesty. Obliterate efforts to control gun ownership and the thwarting of the second amendment; As would be expected, these certainly were some of the issues discussed when Jeff Crouere interviewed Louisiana Republican Congressman Steve Scalise Tuesday morning.

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  6. Boil water advisory lifted for South Palm Drive in SlidellRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    A boil water advisory for residents of South Palm Drive in the Palm Lake neighborhood in Slidell has been lifted. A boil water advisory has been lifted for residents of South Palm Drive in Slidell , the city said Wednesday .

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  7. State Designing Bypass Around Louisiana's Bayou Corne SinkholeRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

    State highway designers have settled on a preferred route for an emergency detour of Louisiana Highway 70 around the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole in Assumption Parish and will seek the public's input on the proposal this evening. A new state analysis says the 1.09-mile route would cost $10.2 million and link Highway 70 with Louisiana Highway 69 through a route parallel to Highway 70 and about 1,000 feet north of it.

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  8. $3.4 million road project in Algiers begins in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    The extent of the work was detailed during an informational session Tuesday night. David Wadleigh lives a block away from where a new road construction project will soon begin in January.

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  9. Plans for Kansas Lane Extension are underwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KNOE-TV Monroe

    The City of Monroe and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development are working on a big road project coming to Monroe, the project is called Kansas Lane Extension. This project has been in the works for years, but the City of Monroe and DOTD say the project is underway and inching closer to beginning construction.

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  10. Ethics charges filed against former St. Tammany Coroner Peter GalvanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | NOLA.com

    The legal troubles of former St. Tammany Parish Coroner Peter Galvan continue to mount even as he spends his days at the federal prison camp in Pollock serving a sentence for corruption. The state Board of Ethics recently slapped Galvan with charges that he violated six provisions of the ethics code while serving as coroner, including the use of public funds to buy a $9,000 marine generator for his personal use.

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  11. Keystone PipelineRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | National Journal

    Approval of the Keystone XL pipeline tops soon-to-be Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's agenda for the next Senate. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that approving the Keystone XL oil-sands pipeline will be the first item on the agenda for Republicans when they take control of the Senate next year.

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  12. CNSI civil case against Louisiana is of keen interest tooRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | BayouBuzz.com

    Most of the media headlines entailing Bruce Greenstein, Gov. Jindal's former head of the Department of Health and Hospitals , have centered around his recent indictment for alleged false testimony during his confirmation hearing and alleged false statements made to a Louisiana grand jury convened by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell to delve into possible misconduct entailing the awarding of the state Medicaid contract to Client Network Services Incorporated . Less noteworthy in the news media, but a matter in which Louisiana Voice has taken a keen interest, is the civil trial taking place in Judge Tim Kelley's courtroom entailing CNSI's claim of wrongful termination of its contract for which it seeks millions of dollars in alleged damages.

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  13. Audit: Louisiana School District Missing Property Worth $7MRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Insurance Journal West

    The state-managed Recovery School District can't locate $7 million in property, things like computers and equipment, a repeated problem across the school system, according to a Louisiana legislative audit released Dec. 15. It's the eighth year in a row that Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office has found the same problem in the district, and the review says the number of missing items has grown significantly since last year. The Recovery School District is a network of 64 public charter schools in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport with more than 33,000 students.

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  14. Rape victims billed for exams as Louisiana task force missed years of deadlinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | NOLA.com

    "Ten years. There are drug companies that cure types of cancer in that period." - state Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans News that Louisiana sexual assault victims were being billed for rape exams and related medical care prompted swift and audible outrage from state leaders in the fall.

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  15. State considers bypass around Bayou Corne sinkholeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    State highway designers have settled on a preferred route for an emergency detour of Louisiana Highway 70 around the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole in Assumption Parish and will seek the public's input on the proposal Wednesday evening. A new state analysis says the 1.09-mile route would cost $10.2 million and link Highway 70 with Louisiana Highway 69 through a route parallel to Highway 70 and about 1,000 feet north of it.

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  16. New Orleans Asian American Lions keep busy with service projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | NOLA.com

    As one of its community services projects, the New Orleans Asian American Lions Club visited BoysTown Louisiana in Gretna December 14. The club served the snacks and dinner. The club also provided entertainment such as singers and magicians, and members joined in basketball games and other recreational activities.

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  17. Audit says DCFS is not documenting those who receive its servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    For a third year in a row, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor said it has found the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is falling behind. A new audit finds the DCFS did not have all required documentation for clients receiving federal benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

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  18. Group looking for victims of 'dangerous intersection'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Town Talk

    A citizens' group is asking people who have been involved in wrecks at a LaSalle Parish intersection to send them information. Group looking for victims of 'dangerous intersection' A citizens' group is asking people who have been involved in wrecks at a LaSalle Parish intersection to send them information.

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  19. Audit: $7M in Recovery School District property missingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    A new audit says the state-managed Recovery School District can't locate $7 million in property, things like computers and equipment. It's the eighth year in a row that Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office has found the same problem for the school district, which is a network of public charter schools.

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  20. Audit says $7M in Recovery School District property missingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WDSU-TV New Orleans

    A new audit says the state-managed Recovery School District can't locate $7 million in property, things like computers and equipment. COVERAGE IN JUST A MOMENT... BUT FIRST HERE ARE SOME OF TONIGHT'S LOCAL HEADLINES.

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