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  • Sheriffs' pay raise bill nears final passage

    May 17, 2012 7:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposal that would give Louisiana's sheriffs a pay raise opportunity is near final legislative passage. New Orleans Sen. J.P. Morrell's bill would create an "executive management institute" for sheriffs, to teach them management skills and require annual follow-up training. When a sheriff has completed... more »
  • Revamp pension plans for new teachers received final passage

    June 21, 2010 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposal to revamp the statewide retirement programs for new hires, particularly rewriting the pension plans for new teachers, received final passage with a 93-3 House vote Sunday. The measure (House Bill 1337) by Rep. Joel Robideaux, I-Lafayette, would restructure the programs for new employees... more »
  • Prohibition On "Cyberbullying" Nearing Final Passage

    May 18, 2010 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A prohibition on "cyberbullying" is nearing final legislative passage, after getting approval Tuesday from a Senate judiciary committee. The House-passed bill by Rep. Roy Burrell, D-Shreveport, would create a misdemeanor crime that bans harassing or intimidating someone under the age of 17 by text message,... more »

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