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Edwards to sign Louisiana criminal justice overhaul into law

BATON ROUGE — In a legislative session mired by budget feuds, tax disagreements and a divisive debate over Confederate monuments, Gov. John Bel Edwards...

Lawmakers start special session with same divisions

BATON ROUGE — Unable to reach a budget deal in their regular session, Louisiana's lawmakers are moving slowly into a special session, with deep...

Budget deal collapses, lawmakers head to special session

BATON ROUGE— Louisiana lawmakers' budget negotiations cratered Thursday in the final hours of a regular legislative session, forcing the House and Senate into a...

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...

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