May 25, 2017 10:08 AM
House Democrats blocked funding for the capital outlay bill on Wednesday. The move was the latest public display of resentment that has been brewing in that chamber over the way the Republican majority has conducted business during this session ...
May 25, 2017 07:55 AM
David Boulet's 15-month tenure as an assistant secretary of the Department of Natural Resources didn't last as long as he'd hoped. He says the private sector opportunity he accepted was too good to pass up ...
May 24, 2017 10:57 AM
Deep cuts in staff positions in the Department of Children and Family Services will be the focal point of the Senate Finance Committee's hearing on Wednesday. HB1 cut 128 positions in the department even as legislators seek to increase the department's ...
May 24, 2017 09:57 AM
HB413 would provide state funding for 65 percent of cost of operating the state public defender board. Public defenders handle approximately 225,000 cases per year across the state ...
May 24, 2017 12:06 AM
The authors of two bills that would limit the ability of local governments to remove Confederate monuments asked that the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee delay considering their bills until next week ...
May 23, 2017 02:07 PM
Panelists at the League of Women Voters' Healthcare Forecast event say the Affordable Care Act has helped more than 70,000 people in the seven-parish area get health coverage, which has helped stabilize finances of many area hospitals ...
May 23, 2017 11:46 AM
The legislation imposes stiffer penalties for the crime of stalking and toughens counseling requirements on those who are targets of protective orders ...
May 23, 2017 12:27 AM
The compromise worked out between advocates of the Justice Reinvestment package of bills and the state's district attorneys and sheriffs appeared to pay dividends in a House committee on Tuesday morning ...
May 22, 2017 11:49 AM
Rep. Stuart Bishop's HB49 would provide funding for additional auditors to ensure that state gets what it's due from oil and gas produced on state-owned lands and water bottoms ...
May 22, 2017 10:23 AM
DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson says new road building has been virtually shut out of his department's budget due to the demands of repairing and maintaining the state's existing 16,000 miles of roads and bridges ...

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