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  • Drag queen's speech fuels Irish gay rights debate

    February 11, 2014 7:38 AM

    DUBLIN (AP) - Ireland's top drag queen, Miss Panti Bliss, has captured the attention of his nation in a fashion never seen before - with a stiletto-heeled message that his homeland remains full of Catholic bigots who make him feel ashamed to be himself. The proclamations of Panti, a.k.a. 45-year-old... more »
  • Housing proposal up for council debate

    April 22, 2013 8:29 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish Council is expected to approve a grant to build an affordable housing complex in Houma for people with disabilities. The Community Development Block Grant agreement, if approved on Monday, will involve loaning the Start Corp. $800,000 to hire contractors to build Magnolia Lofts,... more »
  • Undecided Voters Weigh In on Debate at UL Watch Party

    October 23, 2012 12:06 AM

    With just two weeks to go before election day, most polls show a dead heat between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. And with that, undecided voters could have a big impact on this election. But there's not much time to make up their minds. A few undecided... more »
  • Presidential Debate: Will You Watch?

    October 3, 2012 8:22 PM

    Will you watch one of the biggest nights in politics? President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney face off in the first presidential debate Wednesday, which airs at 8:00pm on KATC. We caught up with a wide range of voters, from those very interested in the debates to others... more »
  • Youngsville Debates Surplus and One Cent Sales Tax

    June 25, 2012 11:38 PM

    The city of Youngsville is trying to figure out what to do about a $1.3 million surplus for the police department. A one cent sales tax was put in place in 1981, specifically to bring in money for police protection. But now it's bringing in more than the police... more »
  • DeQuincy alcohol ordinance up for debate

    May 15, 2012 9:20 AM

    DeQUINCY, La. (AP) - The DeQuincy City Council has voted to introduce an ordinance modifying the city's alcohol sales. The American Press reports council members discussed the measure at its April meeting and considered making amendments to the revised amendment Monday. The original ordinance -- adopted in the 1940's --... more »
  • House plans to debate $25B budget for next year

    May 10, 2012 7:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House expects to spend much of the day Thursday debating next year's $25 billion budget. The spending plans would pay for agency operating expenses and programs in the new fiscal year that begins July 1. At issue among conservative lawmakers is how much... more »
  • Lafayette budget deficit stirs debate

    March 28, 2012 10:11 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Next year's Lafayette city-parish government budget might need to be $5 million leaner. The Advocate reports a discussion on Tuesday about the need for two new fire stations expanded into a debate over how the administration and council will find the estimated $5 million in new... more »
  • Analysis: La. education debate mired in rhetoric

    January 27, 2012 6:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - With nearly two months before lawmakers even consider a single education bill, the rhetorical fight is hot and heavy between Gov. Bobby Jindal and the teacher unions who oppose his plans. Both sides accuse the other of offensive remarks, demeaning parents or teachers depending on... more »
  • GOP candidates wade into food stamp debate

    January 9, 2012 9:41 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Politicians normally shy away from saying they want to cut food stamps, but this year's Republican presidential candidates are using domestic food aid as an example of a welfare state gone awry. Supporters of the program say it is one of the most reliable safety nets for... more »
  • Romney Dismisses $10K Debate Bet, Criticizes Obama

    December 12, 2011 11:51 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney is dismissing his offer to make a $10,000 bet with Rick Perry as merely "an outrageous number to answer an outrageous charge" - namely, Perry's claim that Romney made changes to parts of his book. Romney said Monday he made the offer in the... more »
  • Hardy & Pierre Finally Face Off for House Dist. 44 Seat

    November 14, 2011 7:37 PM

    Some politicians still battling it out before run off elections this weekend. Monday, incumbent Rickey Hardy finally faced Vincent Pierre in a debate, as each candidate hopes to clench the LA House District 44 seat this Saturday. You could say this debate is a long time coming, as Rep.... more »
  • Guillory & Cravins Sr. Sling Mud in Heated Debate

    November 7, 2011 11:24 PM

    Senator Elbert Guillory and Opelousas Mayor Don Cravins, Sr. are battling it out for the District 24 Senate seat. The two engaged in a heated debate at UL Monday, moderated by the university's chapter of Society of Professional Journalists. The gloves are off and it's Louisiana politics in full... more »
  • Milton Forum Has Big Races, Including Lafayette Sheriff

    September 29, 2011 11:39 PM

    The Milton Civic Center hosted a "Meet the Candidate" forum Thursday night. Candidates for Division M Family Court Judget, Kay Gautreaux, Marshall Montgomery and Susan Theall attended, as well as candidates for City-Parish Council District 8, Keith Patin (I) and Craig Spikes, and District 9, William Theriot (I) and Walter... more »
  • Incumbents Missing from Live Debates

    September 15, 2011 11:27 PM

    Political debates have now become the topic of debate in Acadiana, as two incumbents so far haven't attended the events at Acadiana Open Channel, put on by Acadiana Progressives and the Lafayette Parish Democratic Executive Committee. Incumbent State Representative Ricky Hardy (D-Lafayette) was expected to attend the first night... more »
  • Developed Nations Debate How to Restore Growth

    September 9, 2011 9:21 AM

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) - The finance ministers and central bankers of the world's most developed economies are wrangling over how to revive a faltering economic recovery. Talks at the so-called Group of Seven in Marseille, France, are set Friday to revolve around the scope for growth stimulus at a time... more »
  • LA Senate Debates $25B Budget on Sunday

    June 19, 2011 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana senators are taking their turn at crafting a $25 billion budget for next year, with fewer cuts than the House sought. The full Senate is scheduled to debate the spending plan Sunday afternoon. Senate leaders are hoping they can sway the House on their... more »
  • Senate to debate Louisiana income tax repeal

    June 7, 2011 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Senators are considering whether to repeal Louisiana's personal and corporate income taxes. The Senate planned a Tuesday afternoon debate on the idea by Democratic Sen. Rob Marionneaux, which would drain billions annually upon the complete removal of the taxes after 10 years. Marionneaux is recommending... more »
  • House starts $25 billion budget debate Wednesday

    May 25, 2011 5:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A new wrinkle can complicate the haggling over next year's $25 billion budget, as the Louisiana House starts its debate Wednesday. The House this week enacted a requirement that adds increased hurdles to spending one-time money for ongoing services. Such spending will need a separate... more »
  • SUNO/UNO merger bill up for House debate Monday

    May 15, 2011 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - White Democrats are expected to decide the fate of a proposal up for a vote in the House to merge historically black Southern University at New Orleans with the largely white University of New Orleans. Republicans back the consolidation proposal pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal... more »
  • Ban on Fake Bath Salts Headed to House for Debate

    May 11, 2011 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An emergency ban on the sale of fake bath salts will be put into Louisiana law, if legislators agree to a proposal that has received the backing of the House Criminal Justice Committee. In a January emergency order, Gov. Bobby Jindal outlawed a half-dozen dangerous... more »
  • Senate Candidates Debate in New Orleans

    October 28, 2010 1:41 AM

    Six of the twelve candidates running for U.S. Senate debated in New Orleans Wednesday night, including the front runners: Congressman Charlie Melancon and Senator David Vitter. Although not alone on stage, Melancon and Vitter seemingly looked past the other four candidates and essentially took jabs at one another. They... more »
  • Lt. Governor Debate today in Baton Rouge - Sold Out

    October 22, 2010 6:29 AM

    Election Day is right around the corner and today the League of Women Voters of Baton Rouge will host a debate between Lt. Governor Candidates Jay Dardenne and Caroline Fayard. The event will take place at Drusilla Place. Doors open at 11:00 with registration and networking until Noon when... more »
  • AUI Presents Speech and Debate

    October 8, 2010 9:11 AM

    Actors Unlimited Incorporated Presents Speech and Debate at Cite' Des Arts. The dates are October 7-9th and October 14th-16th. House opens thirty minutes before curtain. Curtain is at 7:30p. Ticket prices varies. There will be pay what you can nights each Thursday night. For more information call, 337-291-1122 or... more »
  • Go-cups Debate Returns to Lafayette Council

    October 4, 2010 7:20 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council will once again take up a proposal to ban go-cups and other open alcoholic containers, two weeks after defeating the measure in a 5-4 vote. No major changes have been made to the ordinance, which would prohibit such containers in downtown Lafayette... more »
  • Fresh Debate Over Whether Women in Their 40s Should Get Mammograms

    September 29, 2010 4:18 PM

    A new study from Sweden is stirring fresh debate over whether women in their 40s should get mammograms. It suggests that the breast cancer screening test can lower the risk of dying of the disease by as much as 26 percent. The benefit is much greater than has been seen... more »
  • Federal tax cut debate impacts La. treasury

    September 20, 2010 10:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - If Congress allows any of the Bush administration tax cuts to expire, Louisiana's state coffers will take a hit. Louisiana's tax code is tied to the federal tax laws. Louisiana lets its taxpayers deduct the amount of federal taxes paid from their state liability. So,... more »
  • What now for Gulf? Fire complicates drill debate

    September 3, 2010 9:11 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - What now for the Gulf? News of another oil rig fire in the Gulf of Mexico, so soon after the BP oil spill, has set off a wave of anxiety along the Gulf Coast and prompted calls for the government to extend its six-month ban on deepwater... more »
  • Debate on a Bill to Boost Safety Standards for Drilling

    July 30, 2010 4:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has begun debate on a bill to boost safety standards for offshore drilling and remove a $75 million cap on economic liability for oil spills. Democratic leaders hailed the bill as a comprehensive response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and said it would... more »
  • House Debate: More Info. On Jobs Created By Economic Development

    April 19, 2010 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Bills aimed at getting more information about the types and numbers of jobs created by the state's economic development dollars are heading to the full House for debate. The House Commerce Committee quickly approved a package of proposals that requires more detailed reporting about the... more »
  • House Floor Debate On Term Limits

    April 7, 2010 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bill that would place term limits on Louisiana's statewide elected officials is headed to the House floor for debate. The proposal by Rep. Simone Champagne, a Democrat from Jeanerette, would limit the time in office of the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general,... more »

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