May 8, 2017 08:09 AM
Sen. Page Cortez wants to put an end to the practice of siphoning off money from the Transportation Trust Fund to pay for operations of the Louisiana State Police. His SB57 proposes a constitutional amendment to ban the practice ...
Budget cuts to the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs could lead to the closure of state-funded veterans’ cemeteries in Leesville and Rayville ...
May 5, 2017 10:23 AM
House Republicans cut $234 million in funding for the Louisiana Department of Health. That cut could trigger deep cuts in programs funded by Medicaid support based on a state/federal cost split ...
May 5, 2017 07:48 AM
Amendments to three bills in Senate Judiciary C on Tuesday reshaped those parts of the Justice Reinvestment Task Force legislative package. Supporters of the reforms were taken aback but remain committed to securing reform this year ...
Currently, state law prohibits any transaction involving drug paraphernalia, but gives an exception to products made for scientific research, medical or clinical use ...
Most demonstrators waved various Confederate and American flags and hailed from northern and central Louisiana ...
May 4, 2017 11:05 AM
Rep. Valerie Hodges' attempt to use disaster relief funding to complete the Comite Diversion Canal was stripped from HB1 following an extended debate on the House floor ...
May 4, 2017 07:13 AM
House leaders plan to complete their work on the state budget on Thursday and send the funding bills to the Senate where they will, no doubt, be reworked. There are no committee meetings scheduled today and the Senate has adjourned for the week, awaiting ...
May 3, 2017 11:38 AM
Rep. Stuart Bishop pulled his proposed constitutional amendment to limit the ability of local governments to call new tax elections in the wake of an earlier failure today. The bill and the decision to pull the bill came from Secretary of State Tom Schedler ...
May 3, 2017 10:30 AM
Louisiana's district attorneys and others began reshaping the Justice Reinvestment package of bills in a Senate committee on Tuesday. Amendments to bills narrowed the focus of the reforms to concentrate on non-violent offenders, potentially improving ...

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