Sunday, August 19, 2018

School prayer, other local bills signed into law

Several bills that will affect Webster Parish have been passed by the Louisiana legislature in recent weeks. Today we include a quick breakdown of...

‘Abortion threat’ bill passes committee

Drew White LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE --The termination of pregnancy by illegal interference and feticide may soon become “crimes of violence” under Louisiana...

Committee changes tax bill, adding $277 million

House Republicans say amended bill will not pass Tryfon Boukouvidis LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE — With the clock ticking down, a Senate committee on...

Shaving pennies dooms session

Paul Braun and Drew White LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE — It was only one sixth of a penny. Heading into the final night...

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...

Lawmakers renew efforts for state spending website

Joby Richard LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE—The Republican push for more state spending transparency is back. The Senate Finance Committee advanced a bill Wednesday to...

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...

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...

Senate rejects gun age increase

Bill raised assault weapon age from 18 to 21 Devon Sanders LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE--The Legislature on Tuesday continued a pattern of mixed action...

Constitutional Convention debate coming

Reynolds, Gatti review week one The first week of the 2018 Regular Legislative Session is in the books, and two local lawmakers have their own...

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