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The latest top stories in news about Louisiana.

Report: Louisianians pay low state taxes

Kaylee Poche LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE--As lawmakers battle over raising more revenue, it is worth keeping in mind that Louisiana residents pay some...

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...

Budget progresses, but is it fast enough?

Louisiana budget bills start moving amid concerns over pace BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After a week of inaction, Louisiana House lawmakers Tuesday started advancing...

Edwards vetoes block of ‘Inclusionary Zoning’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have prohibited local governments from passing zoning ordinances requiring...

‘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...

Louisiana lawmakers return for special session

State revenue shortfall once again main topic BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers return Tuesday for an all-too-familiar scene at the state Capitol: The...

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