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  • Notes and quotes from the Louisiana Legislature

    April 11, 2012 6:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An attempt to keep people from carrying loose cats and dogs in the back of pickup trucks on most Louisiana highways was overwhelmingly rejected Tuesday by the House transportation committee. Opponents said the practice is very common in rural areas, for hunting and for agricultural... more »
  • At least a quarter of La. Legislature won't return

    August 10, 2011 9:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - No matter the outcome of the fall elections, at least a quarter of the Louisiana Legislature won't be back in January for another four-year term. That includes at least 27 members of the 105-member House and at least 10 senators in the 39-member chamber. Fourteen... more »
  • Jindal's ideas not well received in the legislature

    June 3, 2011 12:34 AM

    Governor Jindal's plan to cut a $1-billion state deficit isn't well received by the house. But it's not just Jindal's budget plan legislators are shooting down. When you add it up, we're talking $230-million. That's how much MORE money the House wants to cut from Governor Jindal's budget plan.... more »
  • House Committees Change After Controversial Vote

    March 31, 2010 9:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - House Speaker Jim Tucker stripped four lawmakers of their assignments to two highly prized legislative committees after they voted against his choice for the House's No. 2 leader. The announcement Wednesday came only hours after Tucker said some lawmakers... more »

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