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A look at the 3 part proposed Common Core deal

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers on the House Education Committee backed the first of a three-bill compromise proposal aimed at defusing the controversy about Louisiana's...

Bill reducing sentences for pot possession clears La. House

BATON ROUGE— With the narrowest of votes, the Louisiana House voted to lower the maximum sentence for repeat marijuana possession from 20 years to...

Anti-Common Core proposals scheduled for Wednesday debate

BATON ROUGE — After nearly a year of high-profile public feuds over the Common Core education standards, the debate is scheduled to shift to...

Briefs from the Legislature’s regular session

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers narrowly refused a proposal Tuesday that would have required the Louisiana Legislature to come into a veto session when a...

City court bill heads to House floor

A bill was heard on the House floor Monday that if passed could raise revenue for city courts in Minden and Springhill as well...

Bossier Parish sheriff’s tax sale Wednesday

BENTON — The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office will hold its annual tax sale Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., for properties that have...

Bistineau bill passes House, heads to Senate

The House Bill that will help in the construction of a weevil breeding station at Lake Bistineau is out of the House and is...

Louisiana Senate passes bill allowing medical marijuana

BATON ROUGE — Roughly a year after a medical marijuana bill was shot down in committee, the Louisiana Senate on Monday passed a similar...

Jindal tax plan temporarily stalls, but revived

BATON ROUGE — A key piece of Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to balance next year's budget sputtered briefly in the House tax committee, which...

LDWF issues advisory on cogongrass

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is advising private landowners that cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is in Louisiana, and now is the time to...

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