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Louisiana tax study likely to be shelved, instead of enacted

BATON ROUGE — After months of study by a blue-ribbon panel commissioned to recommend tax overhaul ideas, Louisiana's lawmakers are on track to reject...

Lawmakers want to keep vehicle inspection sticker

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana lawmakers have swatted down a bill that called for the elimination of vehicle inspection stickers for most personal vehicles. The House...

Medical coverage expansion bill for firefighters moves on

BATON ROUGE — Compared to the average male, a male firefighter is 102 percent more likely to develop testicular cancer and 28 percent more...

Lawmakers band together to fight opioid crisis

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Rep. Helena Moreno never went to medical school. But that didn't stop public health official Dr. Karen DeSalvo from mistaking...

Stopped by police? Gatti wants driver training

BATON ROUGE — Hoping to lower tension between police officers and motorists, Louisiana lawmakers may soon require new drivers to be trained on how...

Bill to prioritize some in TOPS stalled

BATON ROUGE — An effort to shield Louisiana's highest-performing and poorest students from cuts to the TOPS college tuition program stalled Wednesday in favor...

Aetna becomes latest insurer to flee ACA exchanges

While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the immediate future of the law has grown hazier with the nation's third-largest health insurer...

May 15 is Louisiana’s personal income tax deadline

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Revenue reminds taxpayers that next Monday is the deadline for filing individual income tax returns for 2016. A...

Louisiana session reaches halfway mark with unclear tax path

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's legislative session reaches its midpoint Tuesday with no clear direction on what approach lawmakers will take on rewriting state tax...

House rebuffs corporal punishment ban

BATON ROUGE — More than half of Louisiana's public school districts still will allow their schools to paddle and spank students for misbehavior after...

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