John Madden still celebrates the holidays with Turducken
Posted on 11/21/2018 11:44:00 AM.

21 years ago Glenn Mistich introduced John Madden, and by extension the country, to a Louisiana original, the Turducken. Mistich, who runs Gourmet Butcher Block in Gretna with his wife, was summoned before the December 7th Rams game by WWL’s Bob Delgiorno to bring the voice of football the frankenbird. Madden immediately fell in love.

John Madden, turducken, thanksgiving, holiday, Louisiana, 2018

Edwards pushes minimum wage increase, citing successes in other southern states.
Posted on 11/21/2018 2:13:00 AM.

Governor Edwards, on his monthly talk show Ask the Governor, said minimum wage increase successes in other southern states have galvanized his administration and their allies to push for pay raise for working class Louisianans again in the next legislative session.

minimum wage, John Bel Edwards, economy, pay, Troy Carter, Louisiana, 2018, labor, fightfor15

Infamous Vermilion School Board meeting voided by the courts
Posted on 11/20/2018 11:14:00 AM.

The Vermilion Parish School board has had their infamous January meeting voided by the courts. That’s the one where a teacher was dragged out of the room by a guard while questioning a Superintendent raise that passed.

Attorney General Jeff Landry says those actions violated Open Meeting Laws, making the meeting. 

Vermilion Parish School Board, Jeff Landry, Louisiana, courts, law, 2018

Turkey tips for Thanksgiving
Posted on 11/20/2018 2:20:00 AM.

It’s less than three days from Thanksgiving, and if you’re roasting a bird you’ll want to make sure your guests don’t end up regretting it on black Friday. LSU AgCenter food safety expert Wenqing Xu says the most important thing you can do to keep the family safe is cooking that turkey long enough to blast the bacteria.

Thanksgiving, turkey, food safety, LSU, Wenqing Xu, Louisiana, 2018, holiday

Exotic dancing now limited to those over 21
Posted on 11/19/2018 12:34:00 PM.

Louisiana ATC can now enforce a law barring anyone under the age of 21 from working as an erotic dancer in bars and nightclubs. That law, passed in 2016, had been held up after a federal court declared it too vague, but Solicitor General Liz Murrill says that’s no longer the case.

exotic dancing, stripping, performance, Liz Murrill, Attorney General, Louisiana, 2018

Peanut allergy treatment shows positive early results
Posted on 11/19/2018 11:34:00 AM.

Children who suffer from severe peanut allergies may be in luck as a new drug has been developed to mitigate the potentially deadly effects of accidental ingestion. LSU Health New Orleans Allergy expert Dr. Kamboj says it’s not for light allergy sufferers, and you won’t be scarfing down PB&J’s, but, you might be able to eat something cooked in peanut oil.

healthcare, peanut, allergy, treatment, LSU Health, Sanjay Kamboj, Louisiana, 2018

Long term flood insurance fix unlikely in the lame duck
Posted on 11/16/2018 2:11:00 AM.

Senator John Kennedy says the chances for a passage of any long term flood insurance program renewal in the lame duck session are slim. The program is set to expire November 30th, and in the meantime Kennedy says he’s proposing a six month renewal while a long term fix continues to be hashed out. He says it’s been a frustrating process.

flood insurance, Senate, Congress, Louisiana, 2018, John Kennedy

Landry seeks re-election, says another Republican to join governor's race "shortly"
Posted on 11/15/2018 4:33:00 PM.

Attorney General Jeff Landry says he’s running for re-election because he sees crime as the biggest issue facing Louisiana in the near future, and AG’s are best situated to tackle it. Landry says Medicaid fraud and abuse is another major issue he’ll tackle if re-elected, along with two other substantial problems...

Jeff Landry, John Bel Edwards, governor's race 2019, 2018, Louisiana, politics, Attorney General

Medicaid unveils new, automated online system
Posted on 11/15/2018 12:38:00 PM.

The state Medicaid Office has a new enrollment and verification system online today that provides instant feedback on whether or not you’re eligible. That’s for people who apply for the healthcare program online. Louisiana Medicaid Director Jen Steele says it should cut down on wait times for applicants.

Medicaid, eligibility, healthcare, Louisiana, 2018, Jen Steele

Scalise wins Whip vote
Posted on 11/14/2018 3:13:00 PM.

Congressman Steve Scalise will be House Minority Whip for the 116th Congress after winning in a unanimous vote. UL Lafayette Poli Sci Professor Pearson Cross says as the current Majority Whip, it's a role Scalise is very familiar with. 

Steve Scalise, mid terms, Republican, Democrat, Louisiana, politics, 2018, whip

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