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News Minute: Here is the latest Louisiana news from The Associated Press

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposal advancing in the state Legislature could provide Louisiana with its own, less stringent plan for implementing the EPA's limits on carbon dioxide emissions. The EPA plans to release new regulations in June to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, an effort to fight climate change.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Insurance will drop its lawsuit against the National Flood Insurance Program. The agency sought to block flood insurance rates from increasing Oct. 1. Instead the state will monitor FEMA's implementation of a new law meant to alleviate some of the dramatic rate increases facing Mississippi homeowners.

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says congressional indecision about how to pay for programs is again threatening road and transit projects. Foxx will make stops in eight states, including Louisiana, this week to whip up public support to keep federal transportation aid flowing to states.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State-issued driver's licenses could move in line with a federal identification law. The proposal has won the backing of the House Transportation Committee. The bill is designed to keep state residents from running into domestic flying difficulties by 2016, if licenses aren't deemed compliant with the REAL ID law.

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