Friday, September 22, 2017

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Sen. Kennedy gives update on Washington D.C.

BOSSIER CITY — Sen. John Kennedy made a stop in Bossier City Thursday morning as part of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce’s Government Relations...

State deficit plans: Cut list devised for possible gap

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's safety-net hospitals, public colleges and local sheriffs housing state prisoners could face cuts, while the opening of Louisiana's new youth...

State budget gap talk begins

Legislators began discussion on how to stop the state from reaching the fiscal cliff Tuesday. Rep. Gene Reynolds, D-Minden, said although talks have started, it’s...

Sold-out birthday bash for 90-year-old ex-governor

BATON ROUGE — A more traditional person might call it crass, an ostentatious 90th birthday bash with a $250-per-person price tag to attend. But...

Edwards shifts strategy for tackling budget gap

BATON ROUGE — With his tax plans repeatedly blocked by House lawmakers, Gov. John Bel Edwards is broadening outreach efforts, trying to build grassroots...

New Orleans floods raise questions about city pumping system

NEW ORLEANS — Heavy weekend rainfall in New Orleans overwhelmed the municipal pump stations, leaving parts of the community flooded, and some officials say...

US rig count decreases by 4 this week to 954

HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by four this week to 954. A year ago,...

Louisiana shoppers to see lower sales taxes Friday, Saturday

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana consumers get a bit of a tax break this weekend during the state's annual sales tax holiday. Parents shopping for back-to-school...

State budget balanced with millions tied up in lawsuits

BATON ROUGE — As they scraped together dollars to fill gaps in last year's budget, Louisiana lawmakers relied on nearly $36 million from a...

Hundreds of new Louisiana laws go into effect on August 1st

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana children can bring sunscreen to school without a doctor's note, minors face tougher restrictions for getting an abortion and colleges...

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