June 19, 2017 09:52 AM
Effort underway to boot the embattled city marshal from office as his felony trial looms ...
June 16, 2017 11:31 AM
A $28 billion-plus Louisiana operating budget won final legislative passage Friday, a week later than expected, after a stalemate in the spending negotiations forced lawmakers into a special session ...
June 16, 2017 09:54 AM
The former Heisman Trophy winner said the pair will keep one another sharp because they “both want to be the best at what we do ... and we’re both going to work our butts off to make sure that happens.” ...
June 15, 2017 10:26 AM
In a legislative session mired by budget feuds, tax disagreements and a divisive debate over Confederate monuments, Gov. John Bel Edwards had one major achievement: He convinced legislators to overhaul Louisiana’s criminal sentencing laws and its approach ...
It would appropriate all forecasted revenue for fiscal year 2018, but instruct state agencies to refrain from spending a combined $60 million as a precaution against midyear shortfalls ...
June 14, 2017 11:07 AM
House Republican leaders made their initial offer Tuesday for a $28 billion-plus Louisiana operating budget, calling it a good-faith effort to broker a compromise in the limited days of the special session ...
June 14, 2017 09:45 AM
Residents of some of Lafayette’s older, more arboreal neighborhoods took to social media to gripe about the Asplundh hatchet job on their beloved live oaks and the city took note ...
June 13, 2017 07:39 AM
Some bills approved by both chambers in the regular session of the Legislature that ended last week have been signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards with a major ceremony set for signing of the Justice Reinvestment bills on Wednesday afternoon ...
June 9, 2017 01:39 PM
After a wild end to the regular session, the Legislature entered its fifth special session in two years on Thursday evening. The House and Senate quickly adjourned, leaving the contentious work on the state's budget, finance and construction budgets for ...
June 9, 2017 10:53 AM
Superintendent Donald Aguillard, school board adjust to diminishing resources even as foes of public education continue to spread misinformation ...