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  • New La. domestic violence law sparks hearings

    September 14, 2014 1:54 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A new Louisiana law that requires court hearings on felony domestic abuse charges is increasing workloads. The law, which took effect Aug. 1, says a court must conduct a hearing within five days of an arrest on felony abuse charges to determine if bail should be... more »
  • Livingston plans April hearings on new districts

    March 23, 2012 7:28 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Attorney C. Tom Jones told the Livingston Parish School Board that he hopes to be ready in April to hold public hearings on board reapportionment. Jones said Thursday the hearings must be held before the new districts can be submitted to the U.S. Justice Department for... more »
  • La. lawmakers open hearings on Jindal budget

    March 7, 2012 5:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal ran into criticism from the head of his Office of Elderly Affairs, who says the governor's plan to merge the office into the health department would damage services for Louisiana's senior citizens. Martha Manuel told the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday that... more »
  • 3 public hearings scheduled in Miss

    January 16, 2012 9:57 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Trustees have scheduled three public hearings in Mississippi on its oil spill restoration efforts. The meetings are scheduled for Tuesday in Jackson County at the Gautier Convention Center; Wednesday in Harrison County at Westside Community Center in Gulfport; and Thursday in... more »
  • House committee opens hearings on Jindal budget

    March 22, 2011 5:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers on the House budget-writing committee are starting to comb through the details of Gov. Bobby Jindal's nearly $25 billion budget proposal. The Appropriations Committee opens its budget hearings Tuesday, with an overview of the governor's 2011-12 spending plan. Jindal's budget closes a $1.6 billion... more »
  • Senate Hearings Prompting Spill Blame Game

    May 11, 2010 10:09 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The blame game is in full throttle as Congress begins hearings on the massive oil spill threatening sensitive marshes and marine life along the Gulf Coast. Executives of the three companies involved in the drilling activities that unleashed the environmental crisis are trying to shift responsibility to... more »
  • Hearings On The Gulf Oil Spill

    May 5, 2010 4:51 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Three more congressional committees have announced they will hold hearings on the Gulf oil spill, adding to an already crowded calendar of oil hearings. On Wednesday afternoon, the House Natural Resources Committee announced two days of oversight hearings on May 26-27. Earlier Wednesday, the Senate Environment and... more »

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