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Nungesser: Revenue shortfall means funding cuts for cultural events, Special Olympics

BATON ROUGE — Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says will be forced to cut several areas under his responsibility next year – including cultural events,...

House lawmakers refuse to lessen hunting sales tax holiday

BATON ROUGE - Hunting enthusiasts can continue to cruise into the sunset on their tax-free airboats, all-terrain vehicles and pirogues – at least one...

Bonnie and Clyde festival set for Friday, Saturday

Not a week passes that someone doesn’t stop and ask folks in Gibsland to chat about Bonnie and Clyde and what happened to the...

Cotton Valley improvement funding added to HB2

BATON ROUGE – With efficient swiftness, the House Ways and Means Committee has amended the capital outlay plan for the next fiscal year, otherwise...

Gatti’s bill to educate drivers on police interactions gets green light

BATON ROUGE — The Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday evening that aims to prevent young drivers from contentious interactions with traffic cops. The...

Gov. Edwards: Special session on taxes more likely every day

BATON ROUGE — With most of his tax agenda in tatters, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that it's becoming more likely he'll call...

Minimum-wage hike advancing in Senate

BATON ROUGE — Senators seeking to boost Louisiana's minimum wage are making another push this legislative season for the proposal, which is championed by...

House committee passes bill to increase gas tax

BATON ROUGE – The House Committee on Ways and Means narrowly eked out, 9-7, a favorable recommendation for a 17-cent per gallon increase on...

State takes step toward a Constitutional Convention

BATON ROUGE -- The House Appropriations Committee Monday unanimously approved a bill that gets the ball rolling for Louisiana’s first constitutional convention in 43...

Senate agrees to criminal sentencing law revamp

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Senate on Tuesday approved three key bills backed by the governor to decrease the state's highest-in-the-nation incarceration rate and...

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