House Bill 269, authored by Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, requires state institutes of higher education to state their support for the First Amendment and create a system of disciplinary sanctions for students who interfere with freedom of speech ...
June 6, 2017 01:09 PM
With just over 48 hours remaining in the 2017 regular session, the focus of the session — the state budget — remains unclear as Democrats and the hard-right House Republican Caucus jockey for position on one side and the Senate remains firm on the ...
June 6, 2017 10:26 AM
A Senate resolution could set in motion a long-discussed separation of Lafayette, Vermilion and Acadia parishes into free-standing judicial districts ...
June 5, 2017 01:32 PM
The bill to rename the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts faces a House floor vote on Monday with alumni of the school pitted against the brother and good friend of one of the school's co-founders. Meanwhile, hair braiding gets knotted up ...
June 5, 2017 10:19 AM
The House and Senate developed starkly different responses to the state's budget issues with each chamber claiming it has taken the most responsible path toward addressing the state's needs ...
The bill requires the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy to create a website listing transparent pricing information for prescription drugs ...
June 2, 2017 11:13 AM
The Senate on Thursday unanimously rejected House changes in a bill that would make Louisiana's sentencing practices for juveniles convicted of violent crimes conform to three U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the subject ...
June 2, 2017 10:03 AM
Members of the Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved changes in the state budget bill that now go to the full Senate for debate and votes on Saturday. The version of HB1 that emerges from those votes will then head to the House for likely rejection ...
June 2, 2017 12:38 AM
Other bills by area legislators have either won final passage or are nearing so as the current session rushes toward its conclusion on Thursday ...
June 1, 2017 11:08 AM
With a week remaining in the session, the Senate Finance Committee will finally get down to voting on changes on HB1 — the state budget for the next fiscal year ...

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