After years of generosity with tax breaks and subsidies, Louisiana’s leaders are taking a new approach with business, responding to years of budget problems with scaled back support for companies and questions about the value of such investments ...
June 30, 2016 03:32 PM
More than 233,000 people — largely the working poor — have been enrolled so far in the government-financed insurance coverage offered under the health law championed by President Barack Obama ...
June 30, 2016 02:29 PM
Economists have warned the state could close the books for the current fiscal year with a deficit as large as $200 million ...
June 28, 2016 04:02 PM
While Louisiana's law requiring abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges may be jeopardized by this week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, more limitations on the procedure are planned in the state ...
June 28, 2016 02:29 PM
All the amendment proposals will be on the Nov. 8 ballot at the same time voters are choosing a new president, the person to fill an open U.S. Senate seat and the state's six U.S. House members ...
June 24, 2016 12:57 PM
Gov. John Bel Edwards opposed both the front-loading of the TOPS payments but he wouldn't say in an early Friday morning news conference whether he'd strip the plans with his line-item veto ...
June 23, 2016 03:52 PM
Louisiana lawmakers entered the final day of their special session on taxes Thursday with pending votes on how deeply they will cut health and education programs in the budget year that begins next month ...
June 22, 2016 03:13 PM
Behind the scenes, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Senate President John Alario were trying to persuade lawmakers, particularly House Republican leaders, to agree to more tax changes, to further boost revenue in the financial year that begins July 1 ...
June 22, 2016 10:52 AM
The House rejected the proposal, but state Sen. John Alario said the measure remains the final option to raise additional revenue beyond the $284 million that has won legislative support so far ...
June 21, 2016 10:53 AM
Louisiana House members agreed Monday to raise $70 million more for next year's budget by lessening business tax breaks, then divvied up all the money raised in the tax special session with a spending plan to give most of it to education and health care ...

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