State News

AP
February 20, 2018 - 1:16 pm
(AP) _ Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is recuperating after breaking six ribs in a snowboarding accident over the Mardi Gras holiday. The accident happened in Montana, where Landry was on vacation with his family. The Republican attorney general said he fell during whiteout conditions that...
Read More
February 20, 2018 - 12:28 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana's attorney general will take charge of a state lawsuit against drug manufacturers, under a deal announced Tuesday that ends a dispute with the governor's office over who controls litigation accusing the companies of worsening...
Read More
Jim Hanzo
February 20, 2018 - 11:04 am
Everybody loves a clean house, but does that come with a price? Research out of Norway and published in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, shows lung decline in many who clean with chemicals on a regular basis. Dr. Jim Diaz, medical...
Read More
February 20, 2018 - 6:35 am
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards addressed the legislature, calling on the state’s governing body to put party politics aside to fix the impending fiscal cliff that triggers July 1st after a series of sales taxes expire. He said that if no deal is struck, TOPS, higher Ed, and healthcare would...
Read More
February 19, 2018 - 8:31 pm
(AP) -- The Latest on Louisiana's special legislative session (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Louisiana's governor spent little of his special session speech focused on the type of taxes he wants passed to close a $1 billion budget gap. Gov. John Bel Edwards told lawmakers Monday he's "flexible" about...
Read More
February 19, 2018 - 5:57 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- After two years of inability to reach a permanent financing deal with the Republican-led Legislature, Gov. John Bel Edwards called on lawmakers Monday to pass long-term tax changes to close Louisiana's latest budget gap and end a...
Read More
Rep. Jean-Paul Coussan, R-Lafayette, left, speaks with Rep. Tanner Magee, R-Houma, on the opening day of the special legislative session on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)
February 19, 2018 - 5:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana's special legislative session (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Gov. John Bel Edwards told lawmakers if they work together to stabilize Louisiana's finances, he's hopeful this could be the last special session he calls during the current term. Edwards...
Read More
February 19, 2018 - 11:56 am
Three Louisiana schools have received social media threats in recent days, with Ville Platte under lockdown due to one received this morning. Dutchtown and Ponchatoula High School were threatened in social media over the weekend. The Dutchtown threat was made by a former student who is now living...
Read More
February 19, 2018 - 11:49 am
(AP) - Louisiana lawmakers are still struggling to agree on an approach to stabilizing state finances a decade into seesawing cycles of repeated budget gaps and short-term fixes. They open their latest special session Monday. It's their fifth special session called by Gov. John Bel Edwards to...
Read More

Pages