May 22, 2017 08:57 AM
The Louisiana House voted to approve HB1 based on the recommendation of its leadership and the House Appropriations Committee, which did not allow departments and agencies to testify about the impact budget cuts would have on services ...
May 19, 2017 10:39 AM
When the Senate finishes its work on HB1 — the state budget — it will go back to the House for concurrence on the changes ...
May 19, 2017 08:17 AM
The alumni association of the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches is fighting a bill to rename the school after one of its founders ...
May 18, 2017 11:38 AM
Duson Mayor Johnny Thibodeaux hopes to convince town voters to pass a sales tax to upgrade streets if the Legislature gives the town permission to raise the cap on local sales taxes. The bill moved closer to final approval on Thursday ...
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 ...
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 09:21 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 ...

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