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On the same day thousands of letters were sent to Medicaid recipients across Louisiana warning them of potential cuts to the program, Gov. John Bel Edwards tried to address concerns at University Hospital and Clinics in Lafayette, one of the state's hospital partners threatening to shut down if they aren’t fully funded in next year's budget.

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The state is sending out 37,000 letters to Medicaid recipients across Louisiana today, warning them their coverage could run out July 1 if cuts to the state budget aren’t restored. 

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A bill that would make Uber and Lyft available across Louisiana stalled in a Senate Judiciary committee Tuesday. 

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Seventeen thousand of Louisiana's nursing home residents will soon receive notice that they may no longer be eligible for a Medicaid program that helps pay for their care.

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Louisiana’s Congressional delegation is working to reform laws to help victims recover from natural disasters. 

It’s Mitch Landrieu’s last week as mayor. Latoya Cantrell takes the office on Monday.

Landrieu came into office eight years ago facing a huge budget deficit and the challenge of rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. In the past year he’s drawn national attention for removing confederate monuments and publishing a book about the experience.

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Louisiana’s Higher Education leaders are reiterating their concerns about potential cuts to university funding — this time to lawmakers in the Senate, where the state’s budget is currently being considered.

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Lawmakers in the Senate were set to consider a bill to extend the state contract with Harrah's Casino — but they hit the brakes when a report by the Advocate revealed a real estate company is in talks to buy the property.

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Secretary of State Tom Schedler has announced his resignation following allegations of sexual harassment.

Several Louisiana lawmakers, including Gov. John Bel Edwards, called for Schedler to resign when an  employee filed a lawsuit in February.

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Louisiana’s Legislature is already reconsidering a package of criminal justice reforms they passed last year. The goal was to lower the state prison population, which is the highest in the nation.

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