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Edwards’ budget would leave TOPS short

BATON ROUGE — Fresh off a special session to close a deficit, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday released his budget recommendations for next...

Edwards to meet with Trump Monday

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's governor is returning to Washington this weekend and, with other governors from around the country, will meet with President Trump...

State lawmakers reach budget deal

By the close of business Wednesday, the Louisiana Legislature closed a $304 million mid-year deficit. Rep. Gene Reynolds, District 10, said the end result is...

Cassidy faces angry crowd during Metairie town hall

METAIRIE — Angry demonstrators jeered, waved signs and turned their backs on Republican U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy during a raucous town hall Wednesday outside...

Broad outlines of budget deal take shape in La. Legislature

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers edged closer Monday to a deal for closing Louisiana's $304 million budget deficit, with House and Senate leaders saying the...

Jonquil Jubilee set for March 4

GIBSLAND — Begin your day with a pancake and sausage breakfast at the Lions Club building, then buy your tickets for the driving tour....

Lawmakers work to fill state budget deficit

Louisiana lawmakers are still hashing out the numbers as the deadline for the 2017 special session looms. The deadline is Wednesday at midnight, and the...

House budget panel rejects Edwards’ deficit-closing plan

BATON ROUGE — With the special session nearing its halfway mark, House Republicans on Thursday spurned Gov. John Bel Edwards' approach to rebalancing this...

Budget plans with deeper cuts advance in House

BATON ROUGE — House Republicans started advancing two budget-rebalancing proposals Wednesday that would cut more deeply than Gov. John Bel Edwards wants and hit...

Edwards: Refusal to use ‘rainy day’ fund would cause pain

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards called on lawmakers Monday to use Louisiana’s “rainy day” fund to help close a $304 million deficit,...

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