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  • Lawmakers seek to hide Capitol surveillance video

    June 1, 2014 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers want to make secret the security surveillance video from the Louisiana Capitol complex. Senators on Sunday passed the final version of a bill to exempt the video from the public records law. A 32-1 vote sent the measure to Gov. Bobby Jindal for consideration.... more »
  • Alcohol-infused ice cream hits problems at Capitol

    April 13, 2014 3:13 PM

    Lobbyists representing an alcohol-infused ice cream maker brought sweet treats Thursday to the State Capitol. Legislators looked curiously at the BuzzBars, but they still raised concerns about making them legal in Louisiana. For a second time this session, House Bill 471 ran into problems in the House Judiciary... more »
  • Civil rights leader to be honored at La. Capitol

    November 21, 2013 6:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The body of civil rights leader Rev. T.J. Jemison will lie in repose at the Louisiana Capitol for visitation Friday. Jemison, a longtime Louisiana pastor of Mount Zion First Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, died last week at the age of 95. A civil rights... more »
  • Man accused of carrying BB gun up Capitol steps

    June 21, 2013 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a Greenwell Springs man has been booked with resisting arrest after allegedly carrying a BB gun up the state Capitol steps and then running from the guard who took it. Sgt. J.B. Slaton says 32-year-old Russell Vaughn allegedly ignored orders Wednesday... more »
  • Some Schools Closing as Teachers Set to Rally in Capitol

    March 14, 2012 12:07 AM

    Hundreds, if not thousands, of teachers from all over Louisiana are planning to rally in Baton Rouge Wednesday and Thursday to protest the Governor's education reform plans. The number of Acadiana teachers planning to attend the rally has led some parishes to cancel public school. Jeff Davis Parish will... more »
  • LSP probe possible security breach at Capitol

    March 29, 2011 6:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An open drawer has caused a bit of a concern in the Governor's Office. The governor's information and technology staff called Louisiana State Police after noticing a piece of computer equipment out of place Monday morning at the Capitol. A contractor reporting for work saw... more »
  • Electronic systems replaced at Louisiana Capitol

    December 6, 2010 7:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Legislature is updating electronics in both chambers at the state Capitol for an estimated cost of more than $1 million. House Speaker Jim Tucker tells The Advocate that the work is expected to be completed by the end of the year. For the... more »
  • CEO of BP Will Make His First Appearance On Capitol Hill

    June 8, 2010 1:33 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Tony Hayward, the embattled CEO of BP, will make his first appearance on Capitol Hill since the catastrophic Gulf oil spill when he testifies before a congressional committee next week. Hayward is scheduled to appear at a House Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee hearing June... more »
  • Local Tea Party Supporters at Baton Rouge Protest

    March 29, 2010 1:53 PM

    Residents from Rayne and Scott said they made the trip to Baton Rouge to show support for less government and free healthcare because they say the protests are getting government to finally listen. The Baton Rouge Tea Party protested on the Capitol steps today to outline their Legislative... more »

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