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The latest top stories in news about Louisiana.

Costs growing higher for LSU students

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana State University is boosting charges on students at its main campus by 5 percent in the next school year, to...

Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather as Tropical Storm Cindy sloshed ashore early Thursday in...

Long stretch of Gulf Coast eyes Tropical Storm Cindy

NEW ORLEANS — From the Florida Panhandle to eastern Texas, residents and government officials along the northern Gulf Coast kept an eye on slow-moving...

Reynolds: Budget a good one, but tax reform still out

Rep. Gene Reynolds, D-Minden, said the budget passed last week was the best one he’d seen in his six years in office. The Louisiana Legislature...

A look at changes made to Louisiana’s criminal justice laws

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana lawmakers have rewritten the state's criminal justice laws in an effort to shrink the prison population and keep inmates from...

Louisiana lawmakers pass state budget in special session

BATON ROUGE — A $28 billion-plus Louisiana operating budget won final legislative passage Friday, a week later than expected, after a stalemate in the...

Louisiana House approves state operating budget, sends it to Senate

BATON ROUGE – The House approved, 56-46, the state operating budget Wednesday and sent it to the Senate. It would appropriate all forecasted revenue...

Edwards to sign Louisiana criminal justice overhaul into law

BATON ROUGE — In a legislative session mired by budget feuds, tax disagreements and a divisive debate over Confederate monuments, Gov. John Bel Edwards...

Lawmakers start special session with same divisions

BATON ROUGE — Unable to reach a budget deal in their regular session, Louisiana's lawmakers are moving slowly into a special session, with deep...

Budget deal collapses, lawmakers head to special session

BATON ROUGE— Louisiana lawmakers' budget negotiations cratered Thursday in the final hours of a regular legislative session, forcing the House and Senate into a...

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