Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:38 GMT
A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
A widespread power outage affected a large portion of Ascension Parish and part of EBR Parish Monday. More >>
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A Livingston man was shot after allegedly attacking a deputy Sunday.According to reports, Zebulun Kennedy, 25, charged the deputy, knocked him to the ground and continued attacking him. The deputy drewMore >>
A Livingston man was shot after allegedly attacking a deputy Sunday.More >>
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Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.According to reports, Andres Gonzalez, 27, and Raphael Domino Jr., 39, were fighting at Club End Zone on Plank Rd. justMore >>
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.More >>
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At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Governor Bobby Jindal's tax reform plan hasn't even been
announced yet and the haters have already begun to line up.
Jan Moeller is the
director of the Baton Rouge-based Louisiana Budget Project. They do
independent research and analysis of Louisiana fiscal issues and their impact
on low and moderate income residents.
Jindal is proposing to eliminate personal
and corporate income taxes and replace the hole with increased sales tax and
eliminating some tax breaks.
"Our position is if we're going to have a debate about tax
reform we really should be looking to address Louisiana's chronic revenue
problems," says Moeller. "We can't afford emergency shelters for battered
women fleeing abusive relationships. We can't afford mental health care for at
risk kids. We need to grow the revenue pool. We have cut the budget for five
straight years and we've cut it to the bone."
Jindal has been quietly shopping his idea to lawmakers who
will consider it during the next session which starts in August. He will have
to do a good lobbying job because he'll need two-thirds of the vote in both the house and
We talked to some Louisiana residents outside of a Baton
Rouge store. Do they support the Jindal concept.
they take it out of my check, says Samuel Rhymes of Monroe. "They are going to
get it one way or another."
"No not really," says Mitch Alford of Baton Rouge. " We
already pay so much money as it is."