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  • Louisiana lawmakers wrap up work on $25.6B budget

    June 4, 2012 10:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House gave final approval Sunday to a $25.6 billion budget for the next fiscal year that includes hundreds of millions of dollars in spending above the amount sought by a group conservative Republicans, wrapping up one of the biggest unresolved BATON ROUGE, La.... more »
  • La. lawmakers wrap up the 2011 session

    June 24, 2011 5:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The two-month regular legislative session ended Thursday, marked by lawmakers showing news signs of independence in defeating many of Gov. Bobby Jindal's key initiatives and bucking his opposition to a 4-cent cigarette tax renewal. Lawmakers facing elections this fall shelved or stalled many of the... more »
  • La. lawmakers wrap up their work Thursday

    June 23, 2011 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The two-month regular legislative session is drawing to a close Thursday. Lawmakers planned to complete next year's state construction budget and decide whether to renew a 4-cent state cigarette tax before wrapping up their work by 6 p.m. The session is marked by defeat of... more »
  • Louisiana lawmakers face a tense, tricky 2011

    January 10, 2011 6:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's lawmakers couldn't face a worse case of nasty political timing. The need for a massive redrawing of the state's political district lines combined with a deep budget crisis - all before lawmakers and statewide elected officials go before voters in fall elections - is... more »

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