May 4, 2017 11:05 AM
Rep. Valerie Hodges' attempt to use disaster relief funding to complete the Comite Diversion Canal was stripped from HB1 following an extended debate on the House floor ...
May 4, 2017 07:13 AM
House leaders plan to complete their work on the state budget on Thursday and send the funding bills to the Senate where they will, no doubt, be reworked. There are no committee meetings scheduled today and the Senate has adjourned for the week, awaiting ...
May 3, 2017 11:38 AM
Rep. Stuart Bishop pulled his proposed constitutional amendment to limit the ability of local governments to call new tax elections in the wake of an earlier failure today. The bill and the decision to pull the bill came from Secretary of State Tom Schedler ...
May 3, 2017 10:30 AM
Louisiana's district attorneys and others began reshaping the Justice Reinvestment package of bills in a Senate committee on Tuesday. Amendments to bills narrowed the focus of the reforms to concentrate on non-violent offenders, potentially improving ...
May 3, 2017 08:40 AM
Expanded access to the free and reduced lunch program has reduced its utility as an indicator of poverty in school systems. HB130 by Rep. Phillip DeVillier would create a new standard by which to measure poverty's impact on education ...
May 2, 2017 08:44 AM
Measures would tighten protections against stalking and stiffen penalties for violations of protective orders ...
May 2, 2017 08:00 AM
Rep. Stuart Bishop's HB98 is up for House consideration on Tuesday. The bill would require all productive oil and gas wells in the state to contribute to the woefully underfunded Oilfield Site Restoration Fund ...
May 2, 2017 06:43 AM
The House Appropriations Committee voted to cut $237 million in healthcare from the state budget on Monday. It also voted to shift $190 million in homeowner flood relief money to a flood control project near Baton Rouge ...
May 1, 2017 09:44 AM
Emerson's HB468 would keep state and local regulators out of natural braiders' hair ...
May 1, 2017 08:39 AM
House leaders say they will move HB1 through the Appropriations Committee today with a vote on the House floor set for Thursday ...

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