Decisions on the fate of Confederate monuments erected in towns and cities around Louisiana will be left to local governments ...
May 31, 2017 12:12 AM
The dispute over how best to honor the memory of the late Jimmy D. Long Sr. consumed a couple of hours of the House Education Committee's time on Wednesday, as his long-time friend and his brother pushed their plan to rename the Louisiana School for Math ...
May 25, 2017 10:08 AM
House Democrats blocked funding for the capital outlay bill on Wednesday. The move was the latest public display of resentment that has been brewing in that chamber over the way the Republican majority has conducted business during this session ...
May 24, 2017 10:57 AM
Deep cuts in staff positions in the Department of Children and Family Services will be the focal point of the Senate Finance Committee's hearing on Wednesday. HB1 cut 128 positions in the department even as legislators seek to increase the department's ...
May 24, 2017 09:57 AM
HB413 would provide state funding for 65 percent of cost of operating the state public defender board. Public defenders handle approximately 225,000 cases per year across the state ...
May 24, 2017 12:06 AM
The authors of two bills that would limit the ability of local governments to remove Confederate monuments asked that the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee delay considering their bills until next week ...
May 23, 2017 11:46 AM
The legislation imposes stiffer penalties for the crime of stalking and toughens counseling requirements on those who are targets of protective orders ...
May 23, 2017 11:26 AM
Local government’s auditor clarifies legal distinction between “broke” and “bankrupt.” ...
May 23, 2017 12:27 AM
The compromise worked out between advocates of the Justice Reinvestment package of bills and the state's district attorneys and sheriffs appeared to pay dividends in a House committee on Tuesday morning ...
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 ...

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