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 01:40 PM
The New Iberia man killed overnight Saturday during a shootout on Jefferson Street pulled a gun and shot two others before one of the men returned fire and killed him, according to the latest account from Lafayette Police ...
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 ...
May 3, 2017 09:19 AM
The governor's office said the decision will be announced officially on Wednesday, but did not know the exact time ...
May 3, 2017 08:40 AM
Expanded access to the free and reduced lunch program has reduced its utility as an indicator of poverty in school systems. HB130 by Rep. Phillip DeVillier would create a new standard by which to measure poverty's impact on education ...
May 2, 2017 05:13 PM
Some Republicans, with an eye to 2019, don’t want to give Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards the benefit of having orange barrels all over the state’s highways when he runs for re-election ...
HB205 would also allow lifers who have been denied pardon to reapply after three years, instead of five ...
May 2, 2017 08:44 AM
Measures would tighten protections against stalking and stiffen penalties for violations of protective orders ...
May 2, 2017 08:00 AM
Rep. Stuart Bishop's HB98 is up for House consideration on Tuesday. The bill would require all productive oil and gas wells in the state to contribute to the woefully underfunded Oilfield Site Restoration Fund ...