Monday, June 18, 2018

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...

‘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...

Bill to fight salvinia fails by 1 vote

HB 784 would raise boat registration fees A bill to raise fees to register boats in Louisiana failed in the state House of Representatives Wednesday,...

Lawmakers shield themselves from cuts

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As they weigh steep cuts across state services, Louisiana lawmakers have fully funded their own budget so legislative agencies...

Here we go again

Lawmakers spar during budget talks Kaylee Poche LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE--Members of the House Ways and Means Committee were notably frustrated when...

Reynolds: Budget will be fixed in ‘Special’

In the wake of much-reported threats to nursing homes and the elderly as the result of a fiscal cliff the state is facing, Rep....

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