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State budget talks to begin this week

State Rep. Gene Reynolds, district 10, will go to Baton Rouge this week to meet with a group of legislators to discuss ideas on...

Schedler: Voter apathy dampens elections

Louisiana is one of the top states in the nation when it comes to voter turnout, secretary of state Tom Schedler says, but voter...

Fleming votes to fund military

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement after voting for H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year...

Changes to food assistance program starts Thursday

BATON ROUGE — Changes are coming for some people receiving food assistance benefits. Effective Thursday, the state says able-bodied adults without dependents must meet a...

Group wants next governor to raise gas tax, expand Medicaid

BATON ROUGE — A group of businessmen and executives — including many supporters of Gov. Bobby Jindal — are calling on the next governor...

Vitter sitting on $4M for final weeks of governor’s race

BATON ROUGE — The only major Democratic contender in the Louisiana governor's race, John Bel Edwards, had the largest haul in the latest fundraising...

LSU seeking to oust operator of Shreveport, Monroe hospitals

BATON ROUGE— LSU is seeking to end its deal with the private manager of its Shreveport and Monroe hospitals, two years after hospital operations...

Louisiana ended last budget year with deficit

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is quietly notifying legislative leaders that Louisiana closed the books on the last budget year with a...

Shreveport Police to hold job fair

SHREVEPORT — The Shreveport Police Department is seeking to boost its force as it holds its annual job fair this weekend. The Times reports the...

Reception honors Senator Robert Adley

Dignitaries, friends, family and fellow legislative members came to Northwest Louisiana Technical College in Minden Monday to wish outgoing Sen. Robert Adley well as...

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