LRN AM Newscall November 23rd

Louisiana ranks fourth for the best state to live in for low taxes. Emelie Gunn has more….

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Six weeks ago, no one would have predicted the result of Saturday night and that’s a victory for Democrat John Bel Edwards in the governor’s race. Jeff Palermo has the story…

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Republican Senator David Vitter has announced he will not seek re-election to the US Senate next year. Jeff Palermo reports…

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According to the personal finance website, Kiplinger, Louisiana ranks fourth for best state to live in for low taxes and it’s also eighth for retirees. Kiplinger Senior Associate Editor Sandra Block says the Pelican State has a variety of tax friendly policies….

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Block says another aspect in Louisiana’s favor is state gasoline taxes, which is 20 cents per gallon, about a dime lower than the rest of the nation.

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Block says Louisiana’s income tax is also one of the lowest in the US. She says a downside is that low taxes could lead to cuts in social services, roads and education…

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A state representative from Amite is the next governor of Louisiana. John Bel Edwards defeated Republican David Vitter by double digits, becoming the first Democrat to win a statewide election since 2008. Edwards says his victory is a breeze of hope for Louisiana….

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Edwards has this message for Louisiana residents….

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About a month ago, Vitter was the odds on favorite to be the next governor of Louisiana. But now it appears his political career is over as he’s announced he won’t seek re-election to the US Senate in 2016…

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Vitter did not disclose what he may do once his second-term in the US Senate ends…

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Republican Senator David Vitter has decided to not seek re-election to the US Senate next year. Vitter made the announcement during his gubernatorial election concession speech Saturday night. LSU Political Science Professor Robert Hogan says this does not come as a shock…

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Vitter said when he decided to run for governor, he wanted to pursue challenges outside the Senate, no matter the outcome of this election. Hogan says Vitter’s decision makes sense…

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Vitter said he had reached his personal term limit in the Senate. Hogan says Vitter’s open Senate seat will draw a lot of interest…

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Two-term Republican incumbent Buddy Caldwell was defeated in the Attorney General’s race as fellow Republican and former Congressman Jeff Landry won by 12-percentage points. Caldwell says he’s proud of the work he’s done as the state’s top lawyer…

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Caldwell says he was not pleased with accusations made by Landry that he was a corrupted politician…

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Attorney General-elect Landry on what he’ll bring to the office…

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Landry says he’s thankful for the support he’s received and now plans to bring honor and integrity to the Attorney General’s office…

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Is Les Miles getting ready to coach his last game in Tiger Stadium? It’s a possibility after the Tigers suffered their third straight loss in an embarrassing 38-17 defeat to Ole Miss. Coach Les Miles says his job status didn’t affect his players’ performance…

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This is the first time LSU has lost three straight games with Miles as the coach. A published report in the Advocate last week said Miles was coaching for his job after suffering losses to Alabama and Arkansas. The head coach says he doesn’t know if he’s in danger of losing his job…

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LSU defensive tackle Davon Godchaux says rumors of Miles’ firing at the end of the regular season is not negatively impacting the team….

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