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  • La. lawmakers near end of annual regular session

    June 1, 2014 9:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers are working through a pile of bills awaiting final compromises before their annual session wraps up. The state's multibillion-dollar construction budget needs to be finished, and this year's budget needs to be rebalanced to fill holes in education and prisons funding. Among the... more »
  • Petitions fail in effort to recall 3 La. lawmakers

    October 16, 2012 7:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Recall efforts against three Republican state lawmakers have ended without organizers getting enough signatures on petitions to force an election. The Advocate reports that the Secretary of State's Office said petition drives against Reps. Greg Cromer, Kevin Pearson and Ray Garofalo failed. Cromer and Pearson... more »
  • With tweaks, coastal plan heads to La. lawmakers

    March 22, 2012 6:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A $50 billion, 50-year proposal aimed at stopping coastal land loss in Louisiana was approved unanimously Wednesday by a governor's panel and moved on to the state Legislature. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority approved a series of changes to a draft report issued in January,... 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 »

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