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Edwards defends contract with top fundraiser for legal work

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Defending his administration’s legal contract with a top fundraiser, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday accused Louisiana’s attorney general of fabricating politically motivated reasons for rejecting the lawyer’s contract to represent the state in litigation against oil and gas companies over coastal wetland loss. Edwards said Attorney General Jeff Landry either doesn’t understand or is ...

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2015 Louisiana economy slows as government, services shrink

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New figures show Louisiana’s economy slowed in 2015, but expanding refineries and chemical plants kept growth alive despite low oil prices, a shrinking private service sector and lower government activity. Gross domestic product numbers released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis try to measure all the economic output of each state. Louisiana’s economy grew ...

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Top Eagle Ford news stories: April 15-22

Top Eagle Ford news stories: April 15-22

A deadly explosion devastated a Mexican community and low gasoline prices continue to cause problems in the Gulf states. Scroll down to recap this week’s top Eagle Ford news headlines. 5. ‘Hard choices’ in Texas as oil bust, costly lawsuits collide HOUMA, La. (AP) — It might sound strange, but the penny-pinching folks in Louisiana’s Oil Patch can’t wait for ...

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Rain continues in north Louisiana, flooding moves south

Rain continues in north Louisiana, flooding moves south

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Torrential rain pounded Louisiana for a fourth day Friday, leaving roads impassable, submerging cars and forcing people from their homes overnight. The Bossier City area across the Red River from Shreveport has taken the brunt of the storm that began saturating northern Louisiana late Tuesday. At least three people have died, and mandatory evacuations have ...

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Refinery: 2 contractors injured at Port Allen refinery

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PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) — Refinery officials say two contractors were taken to a hospital after they were injured while working near storage tanks at the facility in Port Allen. A spokesman for Placid Refining Company LLC says the workers were injured Wednesday. Rafael Bermudez says he had no details about the injuries. He said he had no details about ...

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