May 16, 2017 10:48 AM
HB70 is classified as a local bill, but it was authored by a North Louisiana legislator at the request of the head of the Louisiana Professional Firefighters' Association and affects fire department seniority in four geographically scattered departments ...
May 16, 2017 08:50 AM
Sen. Francis Thompson's bid to rename the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts after the man recognized as the driving force behind the school's creation raises concerns about acronym creep at the Natchitoches school ...
The convention would offer proposals on government revenue and spending, and which areas should remain off-limits from cuts ...
May 15, 2017 11:05 AM
A sprawling package of bills to reform Louisiana's criminal justice system might be moving toward success as an agreement in principle has been struck between Louisiana's district attorneys and proponents of the Justice Reinvestment Task Force ...
May 15, 2017 08:46 AM
The Senate Finance Committee will begin its work on HB1, the state budget passed by the House nearly two weeks ago, on Tuesday. Chairman Eric Lafleur says he will give department heads the opportunity to testify on the impact of HB1 on their work ...
May 14, 2017 11:21 PM
The House Appropriations chairman believes tax reform in Louisiana will only come when CPAs are brought to the table and governors are not in a rush for a quick fix. He also thinks Joel Robideaux could have helped Bobby Jindal and John Bel Edwards ...
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 ...

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