April 10, 2017 04:05 PM
The Democratic governor said Louisiana's leaders need to remedy the cycles of unstable state finances in this two-month regular session without falling into partisan talking points ...
April 5, 2017 04:34 PM
Health Secretary Rebekah Gee pushed back against the criticism, saying the budget has grown because Louisiana is offering Medicaid coverage to more people, particularly through the Medicaid expansion ...
April 4, 2017 03:29 PM
After an audit that found $6 million from the prison rodeo at Angola was never included in the annual corrections budget ...
March 31, 2017 02:29 PM
Gov. John Bel Edwards unveiled a tax overhaul package that targets big companies and seems certain to put him at odds with the business lobbying organizations he’s battled during prior tax debates ...
March 29, 2017 01:50 PM
At issue is a proposal required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which is reviving old feuds between Edwards and the state education superintendent he once hoped to force out of the job ...
March 28, 2017 03:10 PM
The Iberia Parish sheriff, accused of ordering deputies to beat inmates, was cleared on federal civil rights charges, yet seven of those deputies, some of whom testified against him, are headed to prison ...
March 24, 2017 10:52 AM
Where did that come from? That's the question plenty are asking about a centerpiece of Gov. John Bel Edwards' tax law rewrite, a proposal to replace existing corporate income and franchise taxes with a corporate tax on sales ...
March 23, 2017 04:12 PM
Republican state Rep. Valarie Hodges of Denham Springs said she had always intended for the law to include a waiver process to allow foreign-born U.S. citizens to get marriage licenses ...
March 22, 2017 11:55 AM
U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle said it violates equal protection rights as well as the fundamental right to marry ...
March 21, 2017 03:59 PM
The head of a nonpartisan legislative office that digs into the spending of state and local government agencies is warning state lawmakers that he's teetering on the financial edge ...