Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has presented to senators a grim picture of the fallout from the House-proposed version of next year's budget, with the governor threatening a veto if anything resembling the spending plan reaches his desk ...
May 30, 2017 09:52 AM
The report estimates the overall increase in Louisiana at $1.5 billion, driven by changes in the state sales tax structure that were approved by the Legislature and governor during last year’s regular session ...
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 ...
May 29, 2017 04:16 AM
Does the state need more money or better prioritization to fix its transportation problems? The answer is yes ...
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 ...
May 26, 2017 09:00 AM
The only way it happens is if lawmakers fail to produce a budget in the regular session that adjourns on June 8. The House and Senate are currently negotiating the budget bill, for which the bodies have drastically different visions ...
May 26, 2017 12:37 AM
Rep. Vincent Pierre's HB688 would bar most Louisiana colleges and universities from asking about an applicant's criminal history on their initial application forms ...