May 10, 2017 08:38 AM
Seven bills from the Justice Reinvestment Task Force will be considered on Wednesday with most of the activity concentrated in House committees. The Senate is expected to debate a bill that would abolish the use of the death penalty in Louisiana ...
May 10, 2017 07:51 AM
Baton Rouge Rep. Barry Ivey views the state law requiring gun owners to have a permit to carry a concealed weapon an infringement on their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. His HB68 would have eliminated the need to get a concealed carry permit for any ...
May 9, 2017 08:25 AM
Sen. Beth Mizell's SB54 would have the Department of Children and Family Services play a key role in responding to the victims of child exploitation. However, the state budget passed by the House cuts funding for the department by $69.8 million. Something's ...
May 9, 2017 06:59 AM
The Edwards administration's plan to refocus the state's film credits program on smaller projects that would help grow the industry across the state had a wild day in Baton Rouge that began with a charge that the senator handling the bill had hijacked ...
May 8, 2017 10:34 AM
HB444 proposes to amend the state Constitution to allow corporations to negotiate tax deals with local governments. Opponents say it's a scheme to allow big corporations to waive their tax obligations ...
May 8, 2017 09:14 AM
The House Ways and Means Committee assumes center stage this week as a wave of tax and revenue bills await its consideration ...
May 8, 2017 08:09 AM
Sen. Page Cortez wants to put an end to the practice of siphoning off money from the Transportation Trust Fund to pay for operations of the Louisiana State Police. His SB57 proposes a constitutional amendment to ban the practice ...
May 5, 2017 01:12 PM
Landman Dan Collins' award against DNR was voided by the First Circuit Court of Appeal, but he and supporters insist that doesn't invalidate claims he made in the lawsuit ...
May 5, 2017 10:23 AM
House Republicans cut $234 million in funding for the Louisiana Department of Health. That cut could trigger deep cuts in programs funded by Medicaid support based on a state/federal cost split ...
May 5, 2017 07:48 AM
Amendments to three bills in Senate Judiciary C on Tuesday reshaped those parts of the Justice Reinvestment Task Force legislative package. Supporters of the reforms were taken aback but remain committed to securing reform this year ...

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