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Martin: New Orleans is rebounding

People in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast don’t classify their lives into categories like the rest of us – high school, college, single,...

State income tax filing begins, refunds within 60 days

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana residents can begin to file that state tax returns. The Louisiana Department of Revenue began processing 2015 state individual income tax...

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...

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...

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...

Teen charged as adult pleads guilty to killing relative, 91

BENTON — A 16-year-old charged as an adult in the death of a 91-year-old relative has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter. Twenty...

Jindal loses appeal on Common Core lawsuit in state court

BATON ROUGE — A Louisiana appeals court Wednesday upheld a judge's ruling that barred Gov. Bobby Jindal from suspending testing contracts tied to Louisiana's...

No Louisiana-based lottery drawings on Christmas Day

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says there won't be any Louisiana-based drawings on Christmas Day. A news release says that will affect Pick...

Open burn resolution passes legislature

A House Concurrent Resolution regarding an environmental study on conditions when explosives are openly burned has passed both legislative bodies. HCR 118 directs the Louisiana...

$313M deficit from last year closed; Colleges take $12M cut

Lawmakers and Gov. John Bel Edwards reached a compromise Thursday to rebalance Louisiana's state operating budget and close a $313 million deficit, lessening —...

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