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Elections 2014
11:24 am
Mon November 3, 2014

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7:23 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Several Ballot Measures Vie For Attention In Tuesday's Election

Candidates aren’t the only ones on tomorrow’s ballot.

There are 14 proposed changes to the state's constitution to be decided.

Two amendments affect health care funding.

They have renewed debate on whether the constitution is the proper place for restricting the powers of the governor and Legislature to determine how the state spends money.

Other amendments deal with tax breaks for the disabled, the retirement age of judges, and taxes and blighted property in New Orleans.

Le Show
12:00 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

Le Show For Nov. 2, 2014

Harry Shearer

This week on Le Show, Harry Shearer interviews Stephanie Kelton, Associate Professor and Economics Department Chair at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He also covers the Apologies of the Week, Let Us Try, and more.

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Politics
5:07 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Guide To Amendments On November 4 Ballot

The Urban League of Greater New Orleans has a short guide for voters in Tuesday's election, focused on the 14 state constitutional amendments on the ballot. WWNO News Director Eve Troeh spoke with the Urban League's Ricardo Thomas about the guide. 

Click here for the voting guide.

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7:49 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Appeals Court Sets Hearing On Affordable Care Act

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has scheduled arguments for December on a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care act.

In this case, opponents of the act say it is unconstitutional because it imposes a tax — and all tax bills must originate in the House. They contend that the Affordable Care Act originated in the Senate.

A federal judge in Texas rejected the suit in January, ruling that raising revenue was not the overarching purpose of the bill.

WRKF
6:59 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Election of New Smaller School Board Could Result in Old Gridlock

Members of the existing East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.

Originally published on Sun November 2, 2014 9:56 am

Tuesday marks the first East Baton Rouge Parish school board election since a redistricting plan was passed this summer, shrinking the board from 11 members to 9.

Charles Lussier is a reporter for The Advocate and has been following the races for the six contested seats.


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Latest News
7:36 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Question Of Clout Triggers Spiritied Exchange In Final Senate Race Debate

The three main candidates for US Senate squared off in the final debate before the November 4 election. A spirited exchange was triggered over the question of clout.

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WRKF
6:11 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Hurry Up and Vote!

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 3:49 am

Voters all over the state are facing unusually lengthy ballots on Election Day. Between the Senate race, all the congressional races, judicial races, school board and other contests, there are more than 4,400 candidates for more than 2,400 offices statewide. No matter where you are in Louisiana, you can expect to see at least 20 items on your ballot. And once you’re in the voting booth, you won’t have much time to decide.


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WRKF
2:11 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Senate Debate: Fireworks at LSU

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 5:42 am

 With less than a week left before Election Day, the leading candidates for U.S. Senate unloaded their verbal firepower during Wednesday night’s final debate.

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WRKF
8:52 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

FULL AUDIO: The Final Louisiana Senate Debate

Col. Rob Maness, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, and U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu at the Final Louisiana Senate Debate on LSU's campus Wednesday evening.

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 12:19 pm

The LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication hosted a final debate Wednesday, Oct. 29, between the top three contenders in Louisiana's Senate race on Nov. 4. 


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