March 14, 2016 11:58 AM
The House and Senate start the three-month regular session staring down an $800 million shortfall ...
March 11, 2016 12:18 PM
Tax bills were rushed through in such frenzy in the final minutes of the special legislative session that the governor, lawmakers and their financial advisers were still trying Thursday to sift through the implications ...
March 10, 2016 10:16 AM
Louisiana lawmakers cobbled together enough money through tax hikes in the closing hours of a special session Wednesday to keep colleges and health services from facing hefty cuts, but only for the remaining three months of this budget year ...
March 9, 2016 11:35 AM
The Democratic governor and leaders of the majority Republican Legislature negotiated behind closed doors on a possible budget and tax agreement that, if reached, would require a flurry of votes before the special session ends Wednesday at 6 p.m ...
March 8, 2016 12:15 PM
Senators grilled business lobbyists on the second-to-last day of the special legislative session, saying companies aren't doing their fair share to help close Louisiana's budget gap ...
March 8, 2016 11:17 AM
House Republicans and Gov. John Bel Edwards appeared at sharp odds over a deal to prevent widespread cuts on health care and colleges ...
March 7, 2016 11:24 AM
Criticism of former Gov. Bobby Jindal is bipartisan and widespread, with irritated lawmakers left sifting through the highly-unpopular choices of raising taxes or taking a hatchet to higher education and government services ...
March 7, 2016 11:17 AM
The continued tax debate came in the final days of a special legislative session that must end Wednesday, as lawmakers in both the House and Senate worked into Sunday evening trying to reach a final mix of budget cuts and taxes ...
March 4, 2016 10:51 AM
A gap senators thought they had whittled to $67 million now may top $140 million ...
March 3, 2016 12:32 PM
Health care services that serve thousands with developmental disabilities are threatened as lawmakers decide how to close a hefty budget shortfall ...

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