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Edwards’ business tax shelved amid opposition

BATON ROUGE — Rather than face certain defeat, Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is giving up on its effort to levy a new...

Deputies seeking man accused of stealing sex toys

BOSSIER CITY — Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who they say stole vibrators and a pleasure...

Experts say early termite swarms in state not unusual

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana homeowners have reported swarms of Formosan subterranean termites slightly earlier than usual. The New Orleans Advocate reports that the insects typically...

Proposal would shorten divorce wait for parents

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana lawmakers are considering whether to shorten the wait to six months for a no-fault divorce when the married couple has...

Senate to debate bills that will lessen tax breaks

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Senate will consider proposals to whittle away at Louisiana's tax break programs to keep more money in the state...

State colleges threatened with more budget cuts

BATON ROUGE — Hammered by budget cuts over nearly a decade, Louisiana's public colleges are staring down the threat of another round of slashing...

House committee starts vetting tax reform ideas

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers on the House tax committee quickly launched their work Tuesday on the main debate of the legislative session: whether and...

State attorney general sues governor over money transfer

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's Republican attorney general sued the Democratic governor's office Tuesday, accusing it of improperly withholding $4 million owed to the attorney...

Clinic’s closure leaves 3 abortion providers in state

The closure of an abortion clinic in northwestern Louisiana leaves just three other such clinics in the state. The Bossier City Medical Suite's phone number...

Gov. Edwards: Louisiana needs tax reform

BATON ROUGE — Responding to Republican resistance to his tax and spending plans, Gov. John Bel Edwards told lawmakers Monday he's willing to consider...

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