May 16, 2017 08:50 AM
Sen. Francis Thompson's bid to rename the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts after the man recognized as the driving force behind the school's creation raises concerns about acronym creep at the Natchitoches school ...
May 15, 2017 11:05 AM
A sprawling package of bills to reform Louisiana's criminal justice system might be moving toward success as an agreement in principle has been struck between Louisiana's district attorneys and proponents of the Justice Reinvestment Task Force ...
May 15, 2017 08:46 AM
The Senate Finance Committee will begin its work on HB1, the state budget passed by the House nearly two weeks ago, on Tuesday. Chairman Eric Lafleur says he will give department heads the opportunity to testify on the impact of HB1 on their work ...
May 14, 2017 11:21 PM
The House Appropriations chairman believes tax reform in Louisiana will only come when CPAs are brought to the table and governors are not in a rush for a quick fix. He also thinks Joel Robideaux could have helped Bobby Jindal and John Bel Edwards ...
May 12, 2017 10:39 AM
What began as a rebellion against the budget practices of the Jindal administration five years ago has culminated in a House budget process that is independent of the governor's office. The path here was not partisan, although the current budget battles ...
May 12, 2017 09:34 AM
The House approved HB677, which would eliminate the possibility of getting a hardship driver's license in the wake of an OWI arrest without installing an interlocking ignition device ...
May 12, 2017 08:38 AM
Rep. Julie Emerson's bill. to deregulate and delicense natural hair braiding in Louisiana won House approval by a wide margin but only after a contentious debate ...
May 11, 2017 10:02 AM
Rep. Vincent Pierre's bill to 'ban the box' on higher education admission forms was pulled before the House Education Committee could vote on it Wednesday after questions were raised about the impact of the bill on institutions training healthcare professionals ...
May 11, 2017 09:08 AM
Sen. Fred Mills managed to achieve a compromise between health plans and pharmaceutical companies that will give a tool to providers to help patients make more informed choices about medicines prescribed ...
May 11, 2017 07:54 AM
Perennial attempts to ban the use of speed cameras have failed in the Louisiana Legislature — this year being no exception. On Wednesday, the Senate approved a bill by Sen. Troy Carter of New Orleans that would require jurisdictions using the devices ...

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