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Governor John Bel Edwards released a new budget proposal on Wednesday, and it includes major cuts to Louisiana's college scholarship program.

The proposed budget - which would go into effect July 1 - slashes TOPS scholarship funding by over 60 percent. It provides only about a third of the nearly $300 million needed to fund the program.

New Orleans officials say the police department has shortened response times by reorganizing shifts and putting experienced officers back on the streets. They say the department could be even better – if it gets more money.

A slate of bills before the Louisiana state legislature, if passed, will redirect funding from coastal restoration efforts. WWNO's Tegan Wendland spoke with Bob Marshall, environmental reporter for The Lens, about the proposed legislation.

 

 


Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer discusses Donald Trump with David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author specializing in economics and tax issues.

A national bipartisan group working on criminal justice reform is backing three House bills in the Louisiana Legislature. They’re aimed at making it easier for people leaving prison to re-enter the community.

With the legislature in regular session, officials in New Orleans are closely watching bills they support – and those they do not. City Hall is working with the state delegation representing New Orleans on how the funding will be shared.

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show with Harry Shearer: Nixon in Heaven, Our Freedom-Loving Friends, Follow the Dollar, News of the Olympic Movement, The New Iraq, News of the Godly, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer has News of the Warm,  News of the Godly, News of AFPAC, a new addition to the Found Objects Department, News of the Warm, Donald Trump's Deep Thoughts, The Apologies of the Week, and more!

The annual meeting of the Greater New Orleans, Incorporated business development group is normally a chance to reflect on success stories and progress. This year’s gathering had a twist, coming by chance on the day after a disappointing budget special session by the state legislature.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump topped the ballots in the Louisiana primary over the weekend, but local elections were also decided.

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