Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Muted response from Louisiana Republicans on health plan

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's majority-Republican congressional delegation hasn't exactly embraced the GOP proposal to replace President Barack Obama's health care law, with most members...

Edwards defends LGBT-rights order in appeal

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards is defending his executive order that aimed to protect the rights of LGBT people in state government,...

Thousands throng to NOLA for Fat Tuesday celebrations

NEW ORLEANS — The streets of New Orleans will be filled Tuesday with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of...

Edwards’ budget would leave TOPS short

BATON ROUGE — Fresh off a special session to close a deficit, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday released his budget recommendations for next...

Edwards to meet with Trump Monday

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's governor is returning to Washington this weekend and, with other governors from around the country, will meet with President Trump...

State lawmakers reach budget deal

By the close of business Wednesday, the Louisiana Legislature closed a $304 million mid-year deficit. Rep. Gene Reynolds, District 10, said the end result is...

Cassidy faces angry crowd during Metairie town hall

METAIRIE — Angry demonstrators jeered, waved signs and turned their backs on Republican U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy during a raucous town hall Wednesday outside...

Broad outlines of budget deal take shape in La. Legislature

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers edged closer Monday to a deal for closing Louisiana's $304 million budget deficit, with House and Senate leaders saying the...

Jonquil Jubilee set for March 4

GIBSLAND — Begin your day with a pancake and sausage breakfast at the Lions Club building, then buy your tickets for the driving tour....

Lawmakers work to fill state budget deficit

Louisiana lawmakers are still hashing out the numbers as the deadline for the 2017 special session looms. The deadline is Wednesday at midnight, and the...

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