March 29, 2016 02:25 PM
The chief financial officer of Louisiana's health department says Medicaid expansion could save the state $124 million next year to help lessen the blow of budget cuts ...
March 29, 2016 02:08 PM
"The problem we're having here is there was a secret meeting in Louisiana of the convention delegation, and apparently all the invitations for our delegates must have gotten lost in the mail." ...
March 28, 2016 02:57 PM
A practice little-known to the public that lets House lawmakers change their votes after bills have passed or failed — as long as the switch doesn't change the outcome ...
March 24, 2016 10:14 AM
Appropriations Committee Chairman Cameron Henry, a Republican, said he got more information from the governor that answered questions lawmakers had about the vetoes, ending discussion about an override ...
March 22, 2016 03:49 PM
The Democratic governor's position is a reversal from his Republican predecessor, Bobby Jindal, who vetoed a similar bill in 2014 amid privacy concerns from conservative groups ...
March 21, 2016 02:31 PM
The state is short $750 million to continue all programs and services, even after lawmakers passed $1.2 billion in tax hikes ...
March 17, 2016 12:15 PM
The state's financial adviser told lawmakers, "I recommend don't do this again." ...
March 16, 2016 01:36 PM
Even with the tax hikes recently passed by lawmakers, Louisiana has a budget gap of nearly $70 million that remains to be closed in the next three months ...
March 15, 2016 03:27 PM
Though they opened a regular legislative session Monday, budget hearings aren't scheduled to begin until next week ...
March 15, 2016 03:24 PM
Supporters say the structure would be more competitive. Opponents worried the change could raise business taxes ...

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