Farm bill will not include SNAP work requirements
Posted on 12/11/2018 5:55:00 PM.

A Farm Bill is in conference committee with votes expected on a final version in Congress later this week. The bill houses the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or food stamps, along with farming policy for the next several years. Congressman Ralph Abraham says he’s disappointed the bill leaves out SNAP work requirements, but overall it’s a good bill.
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Ralph Abraham, SNAP, farm bill, food stamps, work requirements, Louisiana, 2018

LDH receives 23.1 million dollar opioid response grant
Posted on 12/11/2018 4:37:00 PM.

The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Behavioral Health has received a $23.1 million State Opioid Response grant.

Assistant Secretary at the Louisiana Department of Health in the Office of Behavioral Health Karen Stubbs says the grant will fund a multitude of programs to the benefit of those suffering from opioid use disorder.
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Louisiana Department of Health, Karen Stubbs, Opioid grant

LSU's Devin White remains undecided about declaring for the NFL draft
Posted on 12/11/2018 4:17:00 PM.
 By Jeff Palermo
LSU All-American linebacker Devin White remains undecided on whether he'll skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. White, who won the Butkus Award which goes to the nation's best linebacker, says he still has some unfinished business.
Devin White, LSU Linebacker, draft, turning pro

Bernhard says new bridge would take seven years, cost 1 billion
Posted on 12/11/2018 1:43:00 PM.

Jim Bernhard, former president of the Shaw Group, says his private equity firm is willing to finance the cost of a new bridge over the Mississippi, and estimates the project would take about seven years to complete.
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Jim Bernhard, Bernhard Captial Partners, new Mississippi River bridge, Louisiana

Report: Louisiana working families are spending largest share of income on healthcare premiums in America
Posted on 12/11/2018 1:19:00 PM.

According to a report by the Commonwealth Fund workers and their families in Louisiana are spending the largest share of their income on health care compared to the rest of America.

Vice President for Healthcare Coverage and Access at the Commonwealth Fund Sara Collins says…
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Commonwealth Fund, Sara Collins, Healthcare Premiums

Gas Prices continue to fall
Posted on 12/11/2018 1:27:00 AM.

The statewide average price for a gallon of regular gasoline continues it’s descent as it currently sits at $2.10 per gallon.  It’s just over a 30 cent drop from this time last month, and the lowest price since last December. AAA fuel analyst Don Redman said it is a welcomed trend with the holidays.
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