The INDsider - AP Wire The INDsider - AP Wire http://theind.com/articles.sec-133-1-AP-Wire.html Sun, 25 Jun 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 <![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 ......]]>
<![CDATA[Bill to toughen standards for TOPS program dropped]]> Bill to toughen standards for TOPS program dropped
Future high school students won't have to meet tougher standards to get their college tuition paid through Louisiana's TOPS program, at least for now ......]]>
<![CDATA[La. gas tax hike sputters in House, shelved]]> La. gas tax hike sputters in House, shelved
A Republican lawmaker has given up on raising Louisiana's gasoline tax, acknowledging he couldn't rally enough votes for passage ......]]>
<![CDATA[La. Supt. White’s job validity challenged in court]]> La. Supt. White’s job validity challenged in court
Critics of Louisiana's state education superintendent filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging his validity in the position ......]]>
<![CDATA[La. senators hear grim predictions of budget impact]]> La. senators hear grim predictions of budget impact
Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has presented to senators a grim picture of the fallout from the House-proposed version of next year's budget, with the governor threatening a veto if anything resembling the spending plan reaches his desk ......]]>
<![CDATA[Spending on La. Medicaid expansion boosted $368M]]> Spending on La. Medicaid expansion boosted $368M
More than 428,000 people have enrolled in the government-financed coverage for the working poor, which began July 1 ......]]>