May 31, 2017 07:49 AM
The bills toughen state laws on stalking and protective orders. HB499 goes to Gov. Edwards for signature. HB509 goes back to the House for concurrence on a Senate amendment ...
May 31, 2017 12:12 AM
The dispute over how best to honor the memory of the late Jimmy D. Long Sr. consumed a couple of hours of the House Education Committee's time on Wednesday, as his long-time friend and his brother pushed their plan to rename the Louisiana School for Math ...
May 30, 2017 11:30 AM
The committee expects to make its recommended changes in HB1 on Wednesday, sending the revised bill to the Senate for a vote as soon as Thursday, according to committee chair Sen. Eric Lafleur ...
May 30, 2017 10:05 AM
A bid to rename the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts has erupted into a legislative brawl pitting the school's core constituents (alumni, friends and families) versus friends and family of one of the school's founding fathers ...
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 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 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 ...
May 25, 2017 11:54 AM
HB691 would create a new statewide authority to coordinate development and flood control efforts in the states' 24 river basins. If enacted, the bill could create an inland version of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority ...

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