Friday, August 17, 2018

La. House, Senate at odds in session

Committee gives payback on Senate bills Tryfon Boukouvidis LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE —It was payback time in a House committee on Thursday. After Senate...

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...

‘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...

Rocky start

Ways and Means rejects Edwards’ plan Kaylee Poche and Tryfon Boukouvidis LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE — The House Ways and Means Committee voted 11-6 Thursday...

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...

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...

Gov. Edwards calls for unity

Devon Sanders and Kaylee Poche LSU Manship School News Service LAFAYETTE—Gov. John Bel Edwards appealed directly to the public in a speech here Tuesday for help...

‘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...

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...

Abortion bills pass House

Drew White LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE -- A day after the House voted overwhelmingly to ban abortions after 15 weeks of conception, two...

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