June 29, 2017 09:49 AM
Two months after being ousted as president and CEO of MidSouth Bank, Cloutier has re-entered the banking business as president of Business First Bank's Lafayette market ...
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 09:46 AM
Speaker Taylor Barras and House Appropriations chair Cameron Henry combined to block Rep. Walt Leger's attempt to force a vote on the Senate version of HB1 in the final hour of the regular session on Thursday afternoon ...
June 8, 2017 02:03 PM
A budget compromise offered on Thursday morning by Speaker Taylor Barras to Senate leaders offers hope for a budget agreement but it remains to be seen as to whether Barras can deliver the votes in his chamber to get the deal done ...
June 8, 2017 11:02 AM
SB16 provides a pathway to possible parole for all juveniles who were sentenced to life without the possibility of parole and will allow state prosecutors to continue to pursue life sentences for juveniles charge with first degree murder ...
June 7, 2017 11:16 AM
With no progress reported on budget negotiations between the chambers, House and Senate members worked through bills and resolutions on their respective agendas on the penultimate day of the 2017 Regular Session ...
June 7, 2017 12:24 AM
The House's opening gambit in budget negotiations with the Senate reveals that the GOP Caucus, which imposed its will on the House, is trying to do the same to the Senate. The Senate, though, was nearly unanimous in its rejection of the House version ...
June 6, 2017 01:09 PM
With just over 48 hours remaining in the 2017 regular session, the focus of the session — the state budget — remains unclear as Democrats and the hard-right House Republican Caucus jockey for position on one side and the Senate remains firm on the ...
June 6, 2017 10:26 AM
A Senate resolution could set in motion a long-discussed separation of Lafayette, Vermilion and Acadia parishes into free-standing judicial districts ...

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