The INDsider - Legislative Report The INDsider - Legislative Report http://theind.com/articles.sec-160-1-Legislative-Report.html Mon, 24 Apr 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Dedicated funds get a close look in session]]> Dedicated funds get a close look in session
Should the Legislature unlock the state’s dedicated funds to free up more money for the budget? ......]]>
<![CDATA[Vermilion, West Cote Blanche bays projects added to coastal Master Plan - Shoreline protection projects added in response to public input]]> Vermilion, West Cote Blanche bays projects added to coastal Master Plan - Shoreline protection projects added in response to public input
The CPRA added four new projects to the 2017 Coastal Master Plan but did not identify new funding sources to pay for them ......]]>
<![CDATA[Brew-haha erupts over university-branded beers]]> Brew-haha erupts over university-branded beers
A contentious proposal in the Louisiana House of Representatives by a Shreveport lawmaker would prohibit a state institution of higher learning from allowing its name or symbol to be affixed to an alcoholic beverage ......]]>
<![CDATA[Basinkeeper: CRPA plans benefit a few millionaires]]> Basinkeeper: CRPA plans benefit a few millionaires
From 1932 to 2000, nearly 2.5 billion cubic centimeters of sediment have piled up in the Atchafalaya River Basin, as shown here at the base of a cypress tree.Photo by Dean Wilson Mere hours befor ......]]>
<![CDATA[With federal funds flowing, Restore Louisiana Task Force meets Friday]]> With federal funds flowing, Restore Louisiana Task Force meets Friday
Funding from HUD to help homeowners cover a portion of their costs of recovering from the 2016 floods has arrived. The process for distributing it is in place ......]]>
<![CDATA[Bill would allow sunscreen on school campuses]]> Bill would allow sunscreen on school campuses
Wait, kids can’t currently do that? ......]]>
<![CDATA[Computer science as … science?]]> Computer science as … science?
A resolution asking the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to allow computer science courses to count as science credits has moved on to full House debate ......]]>
<![CDATA[Proposed gas tax hike set at 17 cents]]> Proposed gas tax hike set at 17 cents
By increasing the gas tax by 17 cents, the additional cost to the average Louisiana driver would be approximately $113 per year — less than $10 a month ......]]>
<![CDATA[Public pushes for programs at cash-strapped Capitol]]> Public pushes for programs at cash-strapped Capitol
The House Committee on Appropriations Tuesday was filled with stories of hardship and passion as advocates for disability services and health care programs dominated the first day of open testimony on Gov. John Bel Edwards’ executive budget ......]]>
<![CDATA[Senate committees focus on flood response and Ethics Board nominations - The Senate Select Committee on Homeland Security and the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee will meet separately Wednesday in sessions available via streaming video.]]> Senate committees focus on flood response and Ethics Board nominations - The Senate Select Committee on Homeland Security and the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee will meet separately Wednesday in sessions available via streaming video.
The Senate Select Committee on Homeland Security and the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee will meet separately Wednesday in sessions available via streaming video ......]]>