June 20, 2017 11:27 AM
It took a costly special session, but Louisiana will enter the new fiscal year on July 1 with a budget in place ...
June 16, 2017 11:31 AM
A $28 billion-plus Louisiana operating budget won final legislative passage Friday, a week later than expected, after a stalemate in the spending negotiations forced lawmakers into a special session ...
June 15, 2017 10:26 AM
In a legislative session mired by budget feuds, tax disagreements and a divisive debate over Confederate monuments, Gov. John Bel Edwards had one major achievement: He convinced legislators to overhaul Louisiana’s criminal sentencing laws and its approach ...
It would appropriate all forecasted revenue for fiscal year 2018, but instruct state agencies to refrain from spending a combined $60 million as a precaution against midyear shortfalls ...
June 14, 2017 11:07 AM
House Republican leaders made their initial offer Tuesday for a $28 billion-plus Louisiana operating budget, calling it a good-faith effort to broker a compromise in the limited days of the special session ...
June 13, 2017 07:39 AM
Some bills approved by both chambers in the regular session of the Legislature that ended last week have been signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards with a major ceremony set for signing of the Justice Reinvestment bills on Wednesday afternoon ...
June 9, 2017 01:39 PM
After a wild end to the regular session, the Legislature entered its fifth special session in two years on Thursday evening. The House and Senate quickly adjourned, leaving the contentious work on the state's budget, finance and construction budgets for ...
June 9, 2017 09:46 AM
Speaker Taylor Barras and House Appropriations chair Cameron Henry combined to block Rep. Walt Leger's attempt to force a vote on the Senate version of HB1 in the final hour of the regular session on Thursday afternoon ...
June 8, 2017 02:03 PM
A budget compromise offered on Thursday morning by Speaker Taylor Barras to Senate leaders offers hope for a budget agreement but it remains to be seen as to whether Barras can deliver the votes in his chamber to get the deal done ...
June 8, 2017 11:02 AM
SB16 provides a pathway to possible parole for all juveniles who were sentenced to life without the possibility of parole and will allow state prosecutors to continue to pursue life sentences for juveniles charge with first degree murder ...

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