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 ...
May 2, 2017 06:43 AM
The House Appropriations Committee voted to cut $237 million in healthcare from the state budget on Monday. It also voted to shift $190 million in homeowner flood relief money to a flood control project near Baton Rouge ...
May 1, 2017 11:28 PM
Dollar figures continue to rise on five miles of new interstate, while the state is gasping for money to fix its crumbling highway system. ...
The Senate Finance Committee discussed a bill Monday that aims to help states decide, based on objective data, which state programs deliver the best bang for the buck ...
The bill before the Senate Finance Committee removing the statutory mandate that state funds go to itemized state and local programs was held to allow the author additional time to build her case ...
May 1, 2017 09:55 AM
Intro ordinance gives Lafayette police — and sheriff’s deputies in unincorporated Lafayette Parish — the authority to immediately shutter a bar if it presents “an immediate danger to the health, safety and welfare of the public.” ...

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