The INDsider - AP Wire The INDsider - AP Wire http://theind.com/articles.sec-133-1-AP-Wire.html Thu, 14 Dec 17 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[JBE: La. Medicaid payment skewed under Senate bill]]> JBE: La. Medicaid payment skewed under Senate bill
Louisiana would be uniquely penalized in the calculation of federal spending on state Medicaid programs under the Senate GOP’s proposed health law rewrite, says Gov. John Bel Edwards ......]]>
<![CDATA[Pro-choice group sues La. over abortion rules]]> Pro-choice group sues La. over abortion rules
After court victories against abortion laws in Texas and Louisiana, a reproductive rights group filed a federal challenge on Tuesday of a Louisiana licensing law it blames for more than a thousand burdensome anti-abortion regulations ......]]>
<![CDATA[JBE vetoes campus ‘free speech’ bill ]]> JBE vetoes campus ‘free speech’ bill
A proposal aimed at protecting controversial speakers’ appearances at Louisiana colleges and calling on campuses to penalize students who disrupt them has been vetoed by Gov. John Bel Edwards, who described the bill as a “solution in search of a problem.” ......]]>
<![CDATA[Voucher students finally catching up to public-school peers]]> Voucher students finally catching up to public-school peers
A new report says Louisiana students who attend private schools with taxpayer dollars have bounced back from initially dismal scores in math and English but aren’t outperforming their public school peers ......]]>
<![CDATA[Governor signs budget, with a few line-item vetoes]]> Governor signs budget, with a few line-item vetoes
The budget was adopted by lawmakers in a special session after they failed to reach a compromise in the regular legislative session ......]]>
<![CDATA[Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana]]> Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana
National Weather Service forecasters estimated the storm had dumped anywhere from 2 to 10 inches of rain on various spots along the Gulf Coast — and more rain is on the way ......]]>
<![CDATA[SoLA braces for tropical storm, heavy rain]]> SoLA braces for tropical storm, heavy rain
The northern rim of the Gulf of Mexico, including all of South Louisiana, under tropical storm warning ......]]>
<![CDATA[For dysfunctional Legislature, next budget will be wrenching]]> For dysfunctional Legislature, next budget will be wrenching
Louisiana lawmakers made crafting their latest nearly $29 billion state operating budget a teeth-gnashing, stress-inducing struggle that took two legislative sessions to complete. That doesn’t bode well for what comes next ......]]>
<![CDATA[Budget deal could resolve Gov.-AG dispute]]> Budget deal could resolve Gov.-AG dispute
Lawmakers say they have a struck a deal they expect to end a budget feud between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry, and the lawsuit the AG filed over an escrow account containing millions ......]]>
<![CDATA[In collision course with House, Senate releases $29B budget plan]]> In collision course with House, Senate releases $29B budget plan
Lawmakers have until June 8 to work out a final deal before the session ends. If the House and Senate can't reach an agreement before adjournment, the governor has scheduled a special legislative session to begin 30 minutes later ......]]>