Sunday, August 19, 2018

McMahen to be sworn in to office Tuesday

Dr. Wayne McMahen will be sworn in as State Representative for District 10 on Tuesday, July 31, at 10:00 a.m., at the Webster Parish...

‘Last ditch effort’ begins at 4 p.m.

MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With time running out before hundreds of millions in cuts take hold, Louisiana lawmakers take one more...

Johnson: Legislators ‘disparaged” WPSB/BPSB in LA House

Last week, the new Webster Parish School Board religious expression policy, one it shares with the Bossier Parish School Board, was signed into a...

Reynolds votes ‘no’ on budget

There were 55 votes cast in the Louisiana House of Representative to pass Hb1, the state budget. But Rep. Gene Reynolds, D-Minden, was not...

Scare tactic? Nursing home letters cause concern

Devon Sanders and Kaylee Poche LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE ­— The Louisiana Department of Health will send letters to 37,000 Medicaid recipients Thursday notifying...

McMahen sworn in as state representative

Springhill native shares goals, beliefs Come November, Webster Parish will see a host of election races to fill dozens of government seats. However, less than...

Will third time be the charm for the state budget?

Tryfon Boukouvidis, Paul Braun and Drew White LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE – At the outset of the third special legislative session this...

‘Partial’ budget deal passes Louisiana House

Sales tax raises less than Gov. Edwards wanted Tryfon Boukouvidis LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE–After several contentious days, the House on Monday passed a...

‘Make believe’ budget passes

Special session to address revenue begins next week Devon Sanders and Kaylee Poche LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE--The House on Thursday voted 61-37 to pass the...

Senator seeks to remove restrictions from dedicated funds

Joby Richard LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE–A joint legislative subcommittee is trying to free up $800 million of the several billion dollars in state spending...

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