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  • Senators take their hand at next year's budget

    May 28, 2012 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana senators are crafting their version of the state's more than $25 billion operating budget for next year, deciding Monday whether to back the deep cuts proposed by their counterparts in the House. Senators have said they expect to restore some of the money stripped... more »
  • Senators hail Mikulski's milestone in Congress

    March 22, 2012 6:31 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - One by one, Republicans and Democrats recognized a singular achievement by a singular woman - Sen. Barbara Mikulski, now the longest-serving female member of Congress. The Maryland Democrat reached that milestone this past Saturday. So on her 12,892 day in Congress Wednesday, senators stood on the floor... more »
  • Senators begin their 2012-13 budget review Tuesday

    March 13, 2012 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State senators are getting their first in-depth look at the governor's budget proposal for closing an $895 million shortfall next year. Gov. Bobby Jindal's 2012-13 spending plans involve the hiring of private companies to handle more state services, the layoff of up to 2,700 state... more »
  • Senators didn't always slam energy loan program

    September 20, 2011 9:55 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Louisiana Sen. David Vitter and other Republicans have criticized the Obama administration for awarding billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies for renewable energy projects, including a $528 million loan to a now-bankrupt California solar panel maker. But the GOP lawmakers haven't always been so critical of the... more »
  • Senators reverse House-backed cuts in $25B budget

    June 15, 2011 10:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Senators reworked the state's $25 billion budget for next year on Wednesday, proposing to reverse House-backed cuts to health care, prisons and education funding that Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration said were too deep and would damage state services. The Senate Finance Committee hopes it's found... more »
  • Senators reverse House-backed cuts in $25B budget

    June 15, 2011 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Senators have reworked the $25 billion budget for next year, proposing to reverse House-backed cuts to health care services, prisons, parks and education programs. The Senate Finance Committee hopes it's found a way to patch the holes without running afoul of House restrictions on the... more »
  • Senators Begin Combing Through $25B Budget Plan

    May 30, 2011 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Senate's budget-crafting committee is beginning its review of next year's nearly $25 billion budget, with Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration angling to reverse House-backed cuts. The House stripped more than $230 million in state spending sought by Jindal in the 2011-12 budget. Jindal says... more »
  • Senators Want BP Fines to Help Gulf Coast

    April 15, 2011 6:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's two U.S. senators have filed a bill to get 80 percent of the penalties BP faces paying for last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to go toward fixing the Gulf Coast. Similar legislative efforts have been unsuccessful so far. Sens. Mary Landrieu... more »
  • Both LA Senators on List Acknowledging Most Corrupt Member of Congress

    October 13, 2010 3:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A watchdog group - Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington - has released it's annual list dubbed the "Most Corrupt Members of Congress." Both Louisiana senators are on it. Democrat Mary Landrieu made the list for accepting $30,000 in campaign contributions in 2001 from employees... more »
  • Senators Say They Know Little Information on Where Deep Budget Cuts Will Fall

    October 1, 2010 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Senators say they've gotten too little information from the Jindal administration about where deep budget cuts should fall in the upcoming year. They're also saying the cost savings and consolidations talked about by Jindal administration leaders won't be enough to deal with the $1.6 billion... more »
  • Legislative Session Begins

    March 29, 2010 7:54 PM

    State lawmakers will be spending lots of time in Baton Rouge over the next few months. Louisiana's Regular Session got underway Monday and with budget cuts happening all over the place, it's now a matter of getting business done with less money. Governor Jindal says the financial troubles present an... more »

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