Politics

February 23, 2018 - 3:12 pm
After five days of stalled negotiations, lawmakers are optimistic that legislation will begin moving forward when legislators convene Sunday afternoon. Lake Charles Republican Representative Steven Dwight’s bill to extend a portion of the expiring one penny sales tax will be heard, and he says he’s...
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February 20, 2018 - 4:21 pm
(AP) _ With a nearly $1 billion budget gap only months away, lawmakers appear far from agreement about what taxes they might support to fill the hole. Dividing lines were evident Tuesday as the House Ways and Means Committee started sifting through tax bills on the second day of a special session...
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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...
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February 18, 2018 - 10:11 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a mass shooting at a Florida high school, with thousands of angry protesters at state rallies demanding immediate action from lawmakers, and more demonstrations planned across the country in the weeks ahead. Organizers...
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February 16, 2018 - 5:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's civil service director says the state doesn't have a government-wide policy for handling sexual misconduct allegations or requiring anti-harassment training, instead allowing agencies to cobble together their own standards. Byron Decoteau told female lawmakers...
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February 08, 2018 - 9:15 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ In Louisiana's partisan debate over taxes, Republicans and Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration are bickering over a one-stop website detailing how every state budget dollar is spent. GOP lawmakers, conservative organizations and business groups are promoting a searchable...
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USA TODAY
February 08, 2018 - 8:46 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards will participate in a White House meeting next week to discuss infrastructure needs across the country. Louisiana's Democratic governor will travel to Washington on Monday. He and Louisiana transportation secretary Shawn Wilson will be part of a talk...
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