Latest Mitch Landrieu News

Biden pitchman Landrieu hawks infrastructure and hope

Nov. 01, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

ELM CITY, N.C. (AP) — The man entrusted with promoting President Joe Biden's $1 trillion infrastructure plan barreled into this North Carolina town of 1,200 with the same rumbling intensity as the passing freight trains that shake anyone sitting in a chair. It should be an easy...

GOP seizes on voter hesitancy to attack EVs as costly to US

Oct. 31, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into next week’s midterm elections, many Republican candidates are seeking to capitalize on voters’ concerns about inflation by vilifying a key component of President Joe Biden’s climate agenda: electric vehicles. On social media, in political ads...

Rural areas to get $759M in grants for high-speed internet

Oct. 27, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Agriculture Department announced Thursday it is making available $759 million in grants and loans to enable rural communities to access high-speed internet, part of the broader $65 billion push for high-speed connectivity from last year's infrastructure law. ...

More kids to ride in 'clean' school buses, mostly electric

Oct. 26, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 400 school districts spanning all 50 states and Washington, D.C., along with several tribes and U.S. territories, are receiving roughly $1 billion in grants to purchase about 2,500 “clean” school buses under a new federal program. The Biden...

White House aims to speed-up pace of building infrastructure

Oct. 13, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House hosted a summit Thursday to help speed up construction projects tied to the roughly $1 trillion infrastructure law as the Biden administration tries to improve coordination with the mayors and governors who directly account for 90% of the spending. ...

Judge freezes millions from trust that benefits New Orleans

Sep. 25, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state judge has frozen the ability of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell to hand out money from a land trust while the City Council and mayor fight for control of money. The Times-Picayune ' The New Orleans Advocate reports the ruling by Orleans Parish Civil...

Family, friends say farewell to former New Orleans mayor

Sep. 10, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Heartfelt stories of a man's courage, generosity, faith and love for his family were heard Saturday as family and friends bid farewell to former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu, whose legacy includes standing against segregation at a time when some preferred the status quo. ...

New Orleans political patriarch Moon Landrieu has died

Sep. 05, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu — whose early, lonely stand against segregationists in the Louisiana legislature launched a political career at the forefront of sweeping changes on race — died Monday, a family friend confirmed. He was 92. Ryan...

Jackson's new worry: More water pressure could break pipes

Sep. 02, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Water pressure slowly improved in Mississippi's capital city Friday but officials outlined numerous challenges and occasional setbacks as they worked to restore running water from the city's aging, neglected water system to all in the city of 150,000. A minor...