May 22, 2017 11:49 AM
Rep. Stuart Bishop's HB49 would provide funding for additional auditors to ensure that state gets what it's due from oil and gas produced on state-owned lands and water bottoms ...
May 22, 2017 10:23 AM
DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson says new road building has been virtually shut out of his department's budget due to the demands of repairing and maintaining the state's existing 16,000 miles of roads and bridges ...
May 22, 2017 08:57 AM
The Louisiana House voted to approve HB1 based on the recommendation of its leadership and the House Appropriations Committee, which did not allow departments and agencies to testify about the impact budget cuts would have on services ...
April 27, 2017 03:21 PM
Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Piper Griffin did an about-face at Wednesday’s hearing ...
April 26, 2017 03:11 PM
New from Big Brothers, Big Sisters ...
Louisiana has had a fraught relationship with the death penalty. An analysis of death penalty cases from 1976 to 2015 found one inmate has been exonerated for every three executions ...
April 24, 2017 07:44 AM
A bi-partisan coalition of Louisiana advocates and NGOs will seek to advance bills aimed at ending the state's claim as the incarceration capital of America. Proponents argue that growth in the state's prison population has not made Louisiana safer ...
April 20, 2017 09:49 AM
Members of the House and Senate will head home this afternoon with little progress having been made on budget challenges facing the state ...
April 20, 2017 08:00 AM
The bill to reform the involuntary commitment process would allow the Louisiana Department of Health to intervene in the hearing process ...
April 20, 2017 07:08 AM
Two bills by Sen. Fred Mills won approval by the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on Wednesday and now await action by the full Senate ...

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