June 1, 2017 09:35 AM
Three bills at the heart of the criminal justice reform package won approval from the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee on Wednesday, but amendments add more steps in the approval process as the session's end nears ...
May 31, 2017 08:32 AM
Votes by the Senate Finance Committee to amend the state budget approved by the House have been pushed back to Thursday after more than a dozen items were added to the committee's agenda Tuesday evening ...
May 31, 2017 07:49 AM
The bills toughen state laws on stalking and protective orders. HB499 goes to Gov. Edwards for signature. HB509 goes back to the House for concurrence on a Senate amendment ...
May 30, 2017 11:30 AM
The committee expects to make its recommended changes in HB1 on Wednesday, sending the revised bill to the Senate for a vote as soon as Thursday, according to committee chair Sen. Eric Lafleur ...
May 30, 2017 10:05 AM
A bid to rename the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts has erupted into a legislative brawl pitting the school's core constituents (alumni, friends and families) versus friends and family of one of the school's founding fathers ...
May 29, 2017 06:57 AM
Bobby Jindal is no longer governor, but the policies imposed during his eight years in office continue to dominate Louisiana's budget debates ...
The bill was part of a national conservative counter movement to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaign working to boycott Israel for its actions toward Palestinians ...
May 26, 2017 01:12 PM
Louisiana Department of Health Secretary Rebekah Gee on Friday characterized budget cuts ordered by the House in HB1 as arbitrary and irresponsible ...
May 26, 2017 10:42 AM
SB16 was amended in the House to allow prosecutors to seek life without the possibility of parole sentences in cases involving juvenile offenders. That runs counter to SCOTUS rulings on juvenile life sentences, including one directly involving Louisiana ...

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