Thursday, March 30, 2017

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The latest top stories in news about Louisiana.

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...

House budget panel rejects Edwards’ deficit-closing plan

BATON ROUGE — With the special session nearing its halfway mark, House Republicans on Thursday spurned Gov. John Bel Edwards' approach to rebalancing this...

Budget plans with deeper cuts advance in House

BATON ROUGE — House Republicans started advancing two budget-rebalancing proposals Wednesday that would cut more deeply than Gov. John Bel Edwards wants and hit...

Edwards: Refusal to use ‘rainy day’ fund would cause pain

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards called on lawmakers Monday to use Louisiana’s “rainy day” fund to help close a $304 million deficit,...

Tornadoes slam southeast Louisiana, injuring dozens

NEW ORLEANS — Brittany Ross remembers she was savoring the smell of her aunt's simmering white beans when the storm that injured about 40...

Edwards calls lawmakers into special session

BATON ROUGE — Spending cuts, account transfers and fee increases for government services will be on the table, but tax hikes will not during...

State deficit-closing special session begins Feb. 13

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards laid out his reasoning to lawmakers Friday for a deficit-closing special session, saying he won't seek tax...

Special session comes with a price tag

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana lawmakers resistant to the idea of a deficit-closing special session have raised concerns about paying for the Legislature's return to...

December Louisiana jobless rate dips as labor force shrinks

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana's unemployment rate dipped to 6.1 percent in December as people kept leaving the labor force. The jobless rate fell from 6.2...

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