May 18, 2017 09:40 AM
Major money bills continued their slow but steady movement through both chambers this week, allowing legislators to turn their attention to other matters, with mixed results ...
Channeling the spirit of workplace reform, a Senate committee on Wednesday favorably moved two bills — one to ultimately increase the state’s minimum wage to $8.50 an hour, the other to enact a non-discrimination policy for Louisiana employees who ...
May 17, 2017 11:52 AM
The Senate is poised to approve the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's 2017 Coastal Master Plan. The projects in the blue print to save Louisiana's coast carry a $50 billion price tag ...
May 17, 2017 10:43 AM
HB122 by Rep. Vincent Pierre won approval from the House Education Committee one week after questions about the bill's impact had delayed action on it ...
May 17, 2017 09:47 AM
Speculation that the Public Service Commission member, who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2015 and the U.S. House last year, will take a job in Trump administration has South Louisiana politicos bandying around potential candidates ...
May 17, 2017 09:21 AM
Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana's district attorneys announced a compromise on bills at the heart of the Justice Reinvestment reforms, which led to swift progress in the Senate on Tuesday ...
May 16, 2017 01:00 PM
"Mouton was not so much a hero as he was a thug. He wasn't a particularly nice fellow and he was a racist. So, essentially we appear to be stuck with this symbol of racism in the middle of our city. It's embarrassing." ...
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 10:26 AM
The gas tax hike faces tough sledding through the legislature, but likely wouldn't take the Connector down with it, despite governor's threats ...
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 ...