June 6, 2017 12:08 AM
Bills to reduce the state's dependence on jail as the primary means of punishing non-violent offenders are heading to the governor's desk to become law ...
June 5, 2017 01:32 PM
The bill to rename the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts faces a House floor vote on Monday with alumni of the school pitted against the brother and good friend of one of the school's co-founders. Meanwhile, hair braiding gets knotted up ...
June 5, 2017 10:19 AM
The House and Senate developed starkly different responses to the state's budget issues with each chamber claiming it has taken the most responsible path toward addressing the state's needs ...
June 5, 2017 12:55 AM
Justice Reinvestment Task Force bills face action in both the House and the Senate on Monday that could determine the fate of the bills this year. Key floor debates in the House are set for Monday afternoon ...
June 2, 2017 11:13 AM
The Senate on Thursday unanimously rejected House changes in a bill that would make Louisiana's sentencing practices for juveniles convicted of violent crimes conform to three U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the subject ...
June 2, 2017 10:03 AM
Members of the Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved changes in the state budget bill that now go to the full Senate for debate and votes on Saturday. The version of HB1 that emerges from those votes will then head to the House for likely rejection ...
June 2, 2017 12:38 AM
Other bills by area legislators have either won final passage or are nearing so as the current session rushes toward its conclusion on Thursday ...
June 1, 2017 11:08 AM
With a week remaining in the session, the Senate Finance Committee will finally get down to voting on changes on HB1 — the state budget for the next fiscal year ...
June 1, 2017 09:35 AM
Three bills at the heart of the criminal justice reform package won approval from the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee on Wednesday, but amendments add more steps in the approval process as the session's end nears ...
May 31, 2017 08:32 AM
Votes by the Senate Finance Committee to amend the state budget approved by the House have been pushed back to Thursday after more than a dozen items were added to the committee's agenda Tuesday evening ...

ICYMI:

Introducing The Current