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. ...