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March 13, 2015 2:51 AMWASHINGTON, D.C. - An Associated Press review finds that Illinois congressman Aaron Schock has built his personal wealth off extensive business dealings with campaign contributors. The Republican has been under scrutiny for lavishly redecorating his Capitol Hill office and flying aboard private planes owned by donors. Campaign contributors built, financed... more »
March 2, 2015 10:33 PMBATON ROUGE - Tom Benson seems to have become even wealthier in the last few years. Monday, Forbes released its annual ranking of the richest people in the world. Benson was on it, of course, and is the lone representative from Louisiana. Benson, the owner of the New... more »
November 15, 2012 7:45 AMBATON ROUGE - A new study says the gap between Louisiana's rich and poor has grown wider over the last three decades, with the poverty-ridden state having among the highest rates of income inequality in the nation. The richest 5 percent of households in Louisiana have average incomes more... more »
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