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In a 33-6 vote Sunday, the Senate sent a sales tax bill to Gov. John Bel Edwards that could end the financial instability that has... [Read More]
That will lower the state's portion of the sales tax to 4.45 percent from 5 percent now. But by not letting the full penny expire,... [Read More]
The House erupted into cheers Friday after voting 74-24 to renew 0.45 percent of an expiring penny of sales tax until 2025, breaking a huge... [Read More]
The House erupted into cheers Friday after voting 74-24 to renew 0.45 percent of an expiring penny of sales tax until 2025, breaking a huge... [Read More]
He said he hoped more lawmakers would "turn a deaf ear to the out-of-state special interest groups who threaten to influence our discourse." [Read More]
That extra sixth of a penny would have cost Louisiana residents 17 cents on a $100 purchase.       ... [Read More]
Edwards called what happened in the final minutes in the House "a damn crying shame."       ... [Read More]
A House committee on Friday decided to keep the cap on credits for movies, TV shows, and commercials shot in the state at $180 million... [Read More]
As legislators squabbled Thursday over a $648 million budget gap, Gov. John Bel Edwards welcomed New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson to the Capitol to... [Read More]
After a heated debate over priorities given the state budget shortfall, a House committee on Friday decided to keep the cap on credits for movies,... [Read More]
The state-subsidized credits incentivize production companies to film in Louisiana, once deemed "Hollywood South." But the Legislature also is trying to solve an estimated $648... [Read More]
LSU Journalism coverage of the State Legislature... [Read More]
The first special session also was derailed because Republican legislators added amendments to the revenue bills to tighten eligibility for Medicaid recipients and encourage them... [Read More]
Some conservative politicians have opposed Morrell's bill out of fear of repealing the state's ban on sodomy. [Read More]
Walsworth's bill is one of several intended to provide Louisiana students with more protection. A House committee narrowly rejected a bill last week that would... [Read More]
Anti-sexual harassment policies and mandatory training for all state public servants are one step closer to becoming a reality. [Read More]
Anti-sexual harassment policies and mandatory training for all state public servants are one step closer to becoming a reality. [Read More]
House lawmakers on Monday unanimously supported making hazing a felony. The "Max Gruver Act," named after the 18-year-old LSU fraternity pledge who died from coerced... [Read More]
The state Agriculture Commissioner said on Monday that the LSU AgCenter expects to start cloning cannabis from larger "mother" plants in June to create medical... [Read More]
The Senate Finance Committee on Monday delayed consideration of a transparency website amid concerns among Republican senators about the cost. [Read More]
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