Budget Plan

Alexandria Rep plan to close budget gaps without special session

The leader of Louisiana's House Republican delegation offered his proposal Thursday for slashing $304 million in state spending, to close a midyear deficit without needing the special legislative session Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards intends to call.  Read more...
LA Budget

Health dept says $147M cut would damage services

The health department says cuts proposed by the leader of Louisiana's House Republicans could devastate programs for the poor and uninsured, the mentally ill and people with disabilities. Read more...

Trump Inauguration: Schedule of Events

At 11:30am Eastern, Donald Trump will be sworn in as president and Mike Pence will be sworn in as vice president in a ceremony on the west front of the United States Capitol. Read More
President Trump

After oath, Trump faces ambitious Day 1 to-do list

Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team was being coy about when and how he plans to cross items off it. Read more...
Last Day

On Obama's last day, a low-key end to fast-paced presidency

With a few final moves and a round of goodbyes, President Barack Obama quietly closed out his presidency on Thursday and prepared for life as a private citizen, as the country readied itself for President-elect Donald Trump. Read more...