Thursday, June 21, 2018

Counselor bill passes Senate committee

Drew White LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE--A bill that would let children be treated by private counselors during school hours passed without objection at...

‘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...

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,...

Sen. Gatti, Protect Prayer seek to widen religious expression laws this...

Update: Senator Gatti's prayer waiver bill, described below, was unanimously passed by the Senate Thursday morning. The bill must now pass the House of...

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...

Do you think you can rewrite the Louisiana Constitution?

State Sen. Ryan Gatti asks constituents to review With so much discussion concerning a possible constitutional convention, one State Senator decided to get some honest...

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...

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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