The House’s criminal justice committee approved a bill Tuesday, May 21 that would allow voters to decide whether sports betting will be legal in their parishes during the October election. Most revenue from any expansion would be dedicated to early childhood education.
The House’s judiciary committee did not approve or kill a bill that would allow for recreational marijuana use in Louisiana. Instead, lawmakers essentially sent it to the House’s criminal justice committee, where the concept faces opposition.
The House’s education committee approved a bill Wednesday, May 15 that would require campus organizations and university officials to contact law enforcement as soon as they learn of any hazing allegations.
President Donald Trump toured Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG Export Facility in Cameron Parish Tuesday, May 14, and Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser was sure to show off his choice of socks to the president.
Anna Akins is in Washington, D.C. urging Congress to put in place policies supporting paid family leave and affordable child care nationwide. She is very frustrated the country does not have a national paid family leave program.
Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler was one of six powerful committee leaders making their case on a conference call Monday with other House Democrats late in the day that they are effectively investigating Trump-related matters ranging from potential obstruction to his personal and business taxes.
The new mayor of Shreveport just recently observed his 100th day in office, earlier this month.Those first days are often used a symbolic measure of a newly-elected official and what we may be able to expect in the future.
The Senate Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs approved a bill Monday, April 22 that would allow Louisiana voters to decide if diapers and feminine hygiene products should be exempt from state sales tax collections.
Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins insists the city is fully insured for all of its $815 million in assets. But some city leaders cautioned that the city is massively underinsured by hundreds of thousands of dollars because of changes made by the mayor.
The House Education Committee returned the state’s K-12 budget to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) Tuesday, April 16, recommending BESE redo its calculation to remove a per-pupil funding increase for Louisiana students.
The House Ways and Means Committee approved a bill Monday, April 15 that would restore Louisiana’s three sales tax holidays, which lawmakers accidentally suspended during a scurry to fix the budget last special session.
The idea to ship immigrants to Democratic strongholds was considered twice in recent months, but the White House and Department of Homeland Security said the plan had been rejected. But Trump said Friday he was still considering the idea.
As the Democratic freshmen lawmakers round the first 100 days of their new majority in the House, they're taking stock of their accomplishments, noting the stumbles and marking their place as a front line of resistance to President Donald Trump.
The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) formally recognized $110 million in additional revenue Wednesday, April 10 for this year’s budget, easing tensions and effectively ending a battle between Republicans and Governor John Bel Edwards’ administration.
Former Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged Wednesday that his tendency toward physical displays of affection and encouragement has made some women uncomfortable, and he promised to be “much more mindful” of respecting personal space.
President Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed bans on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of canyons in the Atlantic Ocean, a U.S. judge said in a ruling that restored the Obama-era restrictions.
If you walk through the dairy aisle, there’s quite the variety: two percent, whole milk, almond, and soy milk. Those last two are now in question as the battle over what is considered “milk” is heating up.