Friday, August 17, 2018

Budget passes Senate 27-10

By Kaylee Poche and Devon Sanders LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE--The Louisiana Senate on Tuesday passed the House’s proposed budget 27-10 with several amendments that...

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....

School safety bills pass committee

Kaylee Poche and Joby Richard LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE— Several bills aimed at increasing student safety passed the Senate Education Committee Thursday...

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...

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...

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