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  • Tucker Denies Deliberate Killing of Lawyer Bill

    June 22, 2010 8:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - House Speaker Jim Tucker said Tuesday that last-minute haggling over a bill to let the attorney general use contingency fee contracts for oil spill litigation wasn't designed to kill the bill, as Senate President Joel Chaisson contends. The issue sharply divided the two chambers, with... 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 »
  • Penalties for Going Against Lafayette Lawmaker

    March 31, 2010 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - House Speaker Jim Tucker says a few lawmakers will lose their current committee assignments because of their votes against Tucker's choice for the House's No. 2 leader. Tucker said Wednesday that the lawmakers weren't losing prized committee seats because they... more »

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