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Lawmakers wrangle over budget ahead of Thursday session end

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana state senators refused to accept a pared-down version of a $28 billion-plus state operating budget that House Republican leaders proposed,...

Reynolds stepping down as as the Democrat House chair

Rep. Gene Reynolds, D-Minden, announced Monday that he is stepping down as the House chair of the Louisiana Democratic Caucus. He said he will step...

GOP congressman on Islamic terror suspects: ‘Kill them all’

WASHINGTON — The weekend terror attack in London shows that the free world "is at war with Islamic horror," says a Republican congressman, adding...

Senate quickly, easily backs its budget proposal

BATON ROUGE — With less rancor than the House debate, largely united Louisiana senators Saturday backed a nearly $29 billion state budget proposal that...

Edwards calling precautionary special session

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards is calling a special legislative session to start next week, a precaution for the possibility that he...

Major tax reform appears dead on arrival

BATON ROUGE — One of the last major tax reform packages of the session, one that overhauls the state’s tax code, likely is dead...

Traffic stop behavior bill up for final debate

BATON ROUGE – The House Committee on Transportation and Highways Tuesday favorably sent to the full House for final debate a bill that would...

House votes down constitutional convention bill

BATON ROUGE -- Efforts to call a constitutional convention to resolve the state’s “broken” budget and fiscal structure were thwarted Tuesday evening in a 50-45 House vote,...

Louisiana senators hear grim predictions of budget impact

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has presented to senators a grim picture of the fallout from the House-proposed version of...

Virus hitting crawfish ponds

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana crawfish producers: beware. A deadly virus is threatening the industry, state aquaculture specialists said. Mark Shirley, of the LSU Agriculture Center, said...

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