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House backs pension hike for retired teachers, state workers

BATON ROUGE — Retired state employees, public school workers and teachers would get a boost to their pension checks, under a bill advancing to...

Privatization deals leave schools stuck with ‘legacy costs’

BATON ROUGE — LSU's medical schools in New Orleans and Shreveport are struggling to pay millions of dollars in insurance, retiree and maintenance costs...

Rep. Gene Reynolds pre-files bill to ban open burn

State Rep. Gene Reynolds, D-Minden, pre-filed a bill Tuesday to stop open burn statewide on the heels of learning a Louisiana company open burned...

Sen. Cassidy uses failed health bill to raise campaign cash

BATON ROUGE — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy failed to undo former President Barack Obama's signature health care law, but the defeat hasn't stopped Louisiana's...

Pedestrian hit, killed in Bossier Parish crash

HAUGHTON-Louisiana State Police are investigating a crash involving a pedestrian in Bossier Parish that left one man dead. It happened just after 11 p.m. Saturday...

Bossier Parish sheriff’s tax sale Wednesday

BENTON — The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office will hold its annual tax sale Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., for properties that have...

Committee hopes to reduce highway deaths

Zero deaths on Louisiana roadways – that's the goal of a statewide initiative that has northwest Louisiana communities working together to improve highway safety. Destination...

Proposed budget cuts would hit public education financing

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers in the House will consider making $87 million in deeper cuts to state spending this year than Gov. John Bel...

Sen. Gatti pre-files driver’s ed bill

Sen. Ryan Gatti, District 36, has pre-filed a senate bill that would make it law for driver’s education instructors to teach appropriate behavior when...

Bill to lessen marijuana penalties nearing final passage

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's stringent marijuana laws could be eased under a bill nearing final approval. With a 24-13 vote Wednesday, the Senate signed off...

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