The latest master plan, which is updated every five years, includes 124 projects that proponents say will build 802 square miles of land and reduce flood-related damage by $150 billion over 50 years ...
Currently, state law only applies such cases of domestic abuse to family and household members ...
May 12, 2017 10:39 AM
What began as a rebellion against the budget practices of the Jindal administration five years ago has culminated in a House budget process that is independent of the governor's office. The path here was not partisan, although the current budget battles ...
May 12, 2017 09:34 AM
The House approved HB677, which would eliminate the possibility of getting a hardship driver's license in the wake of an OWI arrest without installing an interlocking ignition device ...
May 12, 2017 08:38 AM
Rep. Julie Emerson's bill. to deregulate and delicense natural hair braiding in Louisiana won House approval by a wide margin but only after a contentious debate ...
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education unanimously moved Thursday to incorporate $18 million of legislative suggestions into its funding formula for Louisiana’s public schools next year, but not at the expense of other programs ...
May 11, 2017 10:02 AM
Rep. Vincent Pierre's bill to 'ban the box' on higher education admission forms was pulled before the House Education Committee could vote on it Wednesday after questions were raised about the impact of the bill on institutions training healthcare professionals ...
May 11, 2017 09:08 AM
Sen. Fred Mills managed to achieve a compromise between health plans and pharmaceutical companies that will give a tool to providers to help patients make more informed choices about medicines prescribed ...
May 11, 2017 07:54 AM
Perennial attempts to ban the use of speed cameras have failed in the Louisiana Legislature — this year being no exception. On Wednesday, the Senate approved a bill by Sen. Troy Carter of New Orleans that would require jurisdictions using the devices ...
The House Education Committee Wednesday rejected 9-3 a proposal that would allow parents of children in public charter school to know what educational experiments in their schools are working and which aren’t ...

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