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  • State lawmaker makes bribe-like accusation Play Video

    May 4, 2016 8:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A state representative has accused a well respected lobbying firm of making him a shady offer. Representative Terry Brown (I-Colfax) said Wednesday a lobbyist with Southern Strategy Group in Baton Rouge offered to shower his district with corporate investments if he agreed to kill a bill he's... more »
  • La. lawmakers try to cut state spending on office leases

    May 4, 2016 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers are trying to shrink state spending on office leases, sending a bill to Gov. John Bel Edwards that seeks to maximize available space in state-owned buildings. A 37-0 vote of the Senate on Tuesday gave final passage to the bill by Rep. John Schroder, a... more »
  • Students invade Capitol for 'Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day'

    April 29, 2016 7:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Lawmakers took the day off Friday, so students, along with their parents and teachers, took over the Louisiana State Capitol building. It was all part of a new event that Governor John Bel Edwards called, “Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.” And that is... more »
  • Governor sets May 15 target for tax study recommendations

    April 29, 2016 1:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging a study group looking at state budget and tax policy to give him preliminary recommendations by May 15 for ways to raise money to fill financial gaps. A report from the task force, created by state lawmakers, is due in September.... more »
  • Budget the top worry as legislative session reaches midpoint

    April 22, 2016 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers have reached the halfway mark of their regular session, with financial decisions in limbo and the budget still the session's focus. Only six bills - out of more than 1,600 filed for consideration - had received House and Senate passage and reached the governor's desk... more »
  • Planned Parenthood defunding bill heads to La. House floor

    April 20, 2016 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers seeking to strip taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood, if its New Orleans clinic starts providing abortions, have won support for the effort from the House health committee. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards is pushing the bill by Republican Rep. Frank Hoffmann that would ban public funding... more »
  • Adoption disclosure bill fails to gain support in committee

    April 19, 2016 4:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A proposal to allow adopted adults to work through a third party in an attempt to gather more information from their birth parents has failed to advance in the Louisiana House. Isabel Wingerter, representing the Louisiana State Law Institute, presented the proposal. Wingerter said the measure would create... more »
  • Budget cut debate mired in uncertainty about special session

    April 14, 2016 3:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Budget debates always include uncertainty about how much money agencies will receive in the upcoming financial year and whether they might take cuts. But that uncertainty is worsened this legislative session, complicated by questions about whether lawmakers will consider raising taxes further and when they'd make those... more »
  • Mother fights for medical marijuana Play Video

    April 8, 2016 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Nine-year old Connor Corkern's epilepsy is so severe he once had a seizure that lasted 36 hours. To control his condition his mother Katie was forced to put him on a number of prescription medications. She said the medications break her heart because the side-effects are almost as... more »
  • Gov. Edwards takes questions on Medicaid, TOPS

    April 7, 2016 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. John Bel Edwards discussed TOPS, Medicaid and equal pay for women at a press conference that he held in his office on Thursday afternoon. He said that his administration will reveal budget cut proposals next week to cope with that state’s $750 million gap. Earlier, proposals for... more »
  • Teens speak about rallying for raising prosecution age in La. Play Video

    April 6, 2016 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two teenagers stopped by News 2 at 4 on Wednesday afternoon to speak on a Senate Bill that raises the age limit for prosecution in the state. The current state law allows for 17 year olds to be prosecuted as adults. Senate Bill 324 creates the Raise the... more »
  • Advocates to rally at Capitol to raise prosecution age

    April 6, 2016 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana is one of nine states that prosecute 17-year-olds as adults, and supporters looking to raise the prosecution age in the state are set to rally at the State Capitol on Wednesday to kick off the first Youth Justice Day. Supporters, including Gov. John Bel Edwards and State... more »
  • Re-entry bills part of bipartisan push for prison overhaul

    April 1, 2016 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State legislators and advocates are spearheading a bipartisan push to lower Louisiana's leading incarceration rate. Baton Rouge Reps. Patricia Smith, a Democrat, and Rick Edmonds, a Republican, say they are confident legislators across the political spectrum will support their efforts to lower recidivism. Three proposals aimed at... more »
  • Back in session: Higher education, healthcare could face cuts

    March 14, 2016 8:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The new legislative session began today, and Governor John Bel Edwards delivered grim news to lawmakers regarding the state budget in his opening address. Lawmakers didn't raise enough money in the special session to keep critical services from being cut. Under state law, they can't raise... more »
  • Who will pay? A look at tax bills approved by lawmakers

    March 9, 2016 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's lawmakers are wrapping up work Wednesday in a special legislative session aimed at balancing this year's budget, with decisions on several tax proposals that could help drum up more money for the state treasury still pending. Here's what passed and what's still pending in the final hours:... more »
  • Lawmakers race against the clock to close budget gap Play Video

    March 8, 2016 12:19 AM

    BATON ROGE - The special legislative session ends Wednesday and lawmakers now have less than 48 hours to sort out the state's budget mess. Monday, they discussed raising the sales tax an extra cent until the end of the current fiscal year. There's no official proposal yet, but republicans and... more »
  • Standoff between state House, Senate impeding progress Play Video

    March 2, 2016 1:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday at the capitol, discussions over raising sin taxes stalled again, but lawmakers did make a last minute decision to approve a one cent sales tax increase. For a 3rd consecutive day, Louisiana's House of Representatives refused to take an action on two tax increases - cigarettes... more »
  • LSU students removed from Capitol after senate chamber disruption Play Video

    February 29, 2016 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two LSU students were removed from the state Capitol Monday afternoon after causing a disruption in the senate chamber. Peter Jenkins was escorted out of the Capitol after dropping a banner that read, “Save Our Schools #SOSLA.” Security quickly grabbed the banner and removed the students.... more »
  • Budget, taxes and baseball: This week at the Capitol Play Video

    February 23, 2016 12:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - While most bills filed this session deal with raising taxes, cutting incentives or trimming departmental budgets, the State House of Representatives is expected to take up a bill that would sweeten Louisiana's bid to host the SEC Baseball Tournament in New Orleans. The bill would ammend an... more »
  • Students rally at capitol Play Video

    February 19, 2016 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A small group of college students rallied at the capitol Friday protesting higher education cuts. They demanded state lawmakers take action in the current special session. The rally was completely organized by students, about fifty attended. "I think this is amazing that we were able to turn... more »
  • Edwards addresses lawmakers as special session begins Play Video

    February 14, 2016 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two of Louisiana's prominent Republican politicians were targets in Gov. John Bel Edwards' speech to open the legislative session. The Democratic governor never named former Gov. Bobby Jindal and state Treasurer John Kennedy directly. But he took digs at Jindal as helping to create the state's financial... more »
  • No college sports, a distant reality Play Video

    February 12, 2016 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - University athletics are putting a lot of faith in state leaders to right the state budget gap. The state partially reinstated TOPS Friday , following a big scare to Louisiana students and their parents. Many in-state student athletes rely on TOPS. LSU baseball head Coach Paul... more »
  • Edwards calls special session to raise taxes Play Video

    February 5, 2016 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers will start debating a tax hike next week with Governor John Bel Edwards calling a special legislative session Friday to tackle Louisiana's budget crisis. Lawmakers will go into the special session on Sunday, Feb. 14 and will remain in session until Mar. 9. Edwards... more »
  • Possible sales tax increase by April part of plan to balance budget

    January 19, 2016 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards proposed, among other things, a one-cent sales tax increase to help balance the budget. The plan was revealed at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Edwards discussed ways he plans to fill a $750 million shortfall in the current budget and a shortfall... more »
  • On Capitol Hill, it's the establishment's turn to rise

    December 5, 2015 3:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - On Capitol Hill, it's the establishment's turn. For months, tea party lawmakers provoked crisis and unrest in Congress - and even drove out a speaker. But now, GOP leaders have turned to the business of governing, and they're pushing forward a series of bills destined to get the... more »
  • Governor-elect has short time to build new administration

    December 1, 2015 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards faces a daunting task in the fewer than 50 days between winning his election and taking office Jan. 11. He must piece together an administration, pick the people who will lead a dozen state departments and devise an agenda for a state awash... more »
  • Senate cancels session to consider overriding Jindal vetoes

    July 17, 2015 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers won't be returning to Baton Rouge this month to consider overriding Gov. Bobby Jindal's vetoes of bills passed in the last legislative session. As expected, the veto session was canceled by senators. It takes a majority vote of either the House or Senate to scrap... more »
  • Oklahoma court: Ten Commandments monument must come down

    June 30, 2015 3:44 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds is a religious symbol and must be removed because it violates the state's constitutional ban on using public property to benefit a religion, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. Oklahoma's highest court said the Ten Commandments... more »
  • Alabama governor orders Confederate flags down at Capitol

    June 24, 2015 11:14 AM

    MONTGOMERY - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has ordered Confederate flags to taken down from the grounds of the state Capitol, the latest move to banish the divisive banner from state capitals, store shelves, license plates and monuments. Bentley issued the order Wednesday morning, one week after police say a white... more »
  • 'Snakes' in the Capitol Play Video

    June 9, 2015 8:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The session is nearly over which means special groups known as conference committees begin to form. Those are special committees where important bills go to get hashed out, but can also be the catalyst for legislative mischief. "This is the time of the year when the 'snakes'... more »
  • Veto session possible Play Video

    June 5, 2015 7:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Not once in modern history has a Louisiana governor vetoed the budget, but that might happen if lawmakers aren't willing to play ball. Governor Bobby Jindal has said he's willing to veto the budget if lawmakers don't give him the tax breaks he wants to offset the... more »
  • Louisiana Women Veterans Day at the Capitol Play Video

    June 2, 2015 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state is honoring women veterans with "Louisiana Women Veterans Day at the Capitol." It's a place for veterans to networks, tour the Capitol, and meet with local leaders. This morning Alex Juan from the U.S.S. Kidd joined 2une In to tell us more about the event. ... more »
  • Budget, movies, taxes on Monday's session agenda

    June 1, 2015 8:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state budget is a top priority at the Capitol Monday. The Senate Finance Committee was in session on Saturday trying to get some work done on the state budget. The state is in a $1.2 billion hole. So far, lawmakers have managed to close the gap... more »
  • Jindal plan to sell Baton Rouge welcome center hits snags

    May 21, 2015 5:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is rethinking its plan to sell a welcome center near the Louisiana Capitol after running into legislative resistance. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said Wednesday that lawmakers have concerns about selling a building so close to the Capitol complex. She said: "We are listening... more »
  • House backs bill requiring casinos to pay for rape exams

    May 12, 2015 4:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana House has agreed to steer an estimated $1.6 million in unclaimed gambling money annually to pay for rape victims' medical exams. With a 93-0 vote Monday, the bill by Rep. Helena Moreno, a Democrat from New Orleans, was sent to the Senate for consideration. The casino... more »
  • Treasurer Kennedy on budget issues Play Video

    May 7, 2015 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The budget battle is heating up today at the Capitol. Lawmakers are expecting a long debate as they consider a dozen tax changes in the hopes of getting more money to balance next year's budget. State Treasurer, John Kennedy talked to News 2's John Pastorek about what the... more »
  • House Committee approves tax hike for road projects

    May 6, 2015 8:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A plan to fund road projects in Louisiana is moving forward at the Capitol. A House Committee approved two plans that would mean billions of dollars for road and bridge improvements over the next ten years. Lawmakers are considering a one cent sales tax increase, and a... more »
  • Hundreds of LSU students march to protest budget cuts Play Video

    April 30, 2015 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of LSU students holding signs and wearing school colors marched to the steps of the Capitol Thursday to protest against further cuts to higher education. The rally was organized through social media and called on students to show up to make lawmakers see who would... more »
  • LSU at the Capitol Play Video

    April 30, 2015 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Students, alumni, and friends of Louisiana State University will march to the Capitol today to call for change. They're asking legislators not to cut state funding to their school by 82%. LSU students are waking up to the reality, that if these cuts go through, their future... more »
  • At the Capitol: Representative Patricia Smith Play Video

    April 22, 2015 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State Representative Pat Smith from the 67th district stopped by 2une In this morning to give us an update on what's been going on during the current legislative session. "We've got to make sure that our folks have a quality of life," said Smith. "That includes not... more »
  • Southern University at the Capitol Play Video

    April 22, 2015 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Today at the Capitol talks will continue about the budget and potential cuts to higher education. Lawmakers will talk about allowing state colleges and universities to set their own tuition, and possibly changing the eligibility requirements for TOPS scholarships. All of these proposals have the same goal in... more »
  • Capitol security system claims another car

    April 17, 2015 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Another vehicle was stopped short by the new Capitol security system Friday as it tried to leave a parking lot. Authorities said a House staffer was trying to follow another vehicle out of the Southwest Lot at the Capitol when the security poles deployed and caught... more »
  • Friend feared Capitol gyrocopter pilot would get shot down

    April 16, 2015 8:24 AM

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A friend of the Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol's lawn says he feared the man would get shot down. Mike Shanahan was quoted by The Tampa Bay Times as saying that Doug Hughes called him Wednesday and said he... more »
  • Lawmakers defend security upgrades Play Video

    April 14, 2015 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers believe a $4.8 million upgrade to security at the Capitol was worth it, despite the state's $1.6 billion dollar deficit. State Sen. Bodi White (R- Central) said arguing about the system and the budget is like comparing "apples to oranges." White championed the project when... more »
  • Johnson says he'll make changes to religious objection bill

    April 14, 2015 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana lawmaker says changes are coming to his divisive religious objections bill, a key piece of Gov. Bobby Jindal's legislative agenda that has run into sharp criticism. Rep. Mike Johnson says his bill will be clarified in the hopes of addressing concerns it could lead to... more »
  • Lawmaker says he broke hand, suffered concussion in wreck

    April 14, 2015 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A lawmaker who had a car accident with the Louisiana Capitol's new security system said he's broken his hand and suffered a concussion in the wreck. Rep. Paul Hollis, R-Covington, said his Audi A8 received considerable damage on the opening day of the regular legislative session when... more »
  • New Louisiana Capitol security system snares lawmaker's car

    April 13, 2015 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One Louisiana lawmaker had a particularly rough first day of the 2015 legislative session. Rep. Paul Hollis, a Covington Republican, says he was inching his Audi A8 through a Capitol parking lot exit when a brand new security system engaged, shooting two pylons through the front of... more »
  • Lockdown lifted at capitol after shots fired

    April 11, 2015 3:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - A precautionary lockdown of the U.S. Capitol has been lifted after shots were fired in an apparent suicide attempt. Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider says the suspected shooter was "neutralized" after a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It's unclear whether the man is dead. No one else is believed to... more »
  • Police: Man shoots himself near U.S. capitol

    April 11, 2015 1:19 PM

    WASHINGTON - Police report a man shot himself near the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building Saturday. Authorities say the man was wearing a blue backpack with a sign attached to his hand. The capitol is under lockdown as a precautionary measure according to Sgt. Kimberly Schneider... more »
  • Capitol employees fear traffic nightmare Play Video

    April 9, 2015 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some state employees are concerned that new security measures at the state capitol will cause a traffic nightmare when they're implemented Monday, the first day of the legislative session. However, officials assured them that the details have been worked out, and traffic will move smoothly. Starting... more »
  • Financial adviser: Louisiana moving nearer to its debt cap

    March 19, 2015 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's financial adviser is warning that the state is edging closer to its debt ceiling and will need to tightly manage construction spending to stay under the cap. Lamont Financial Services Corp. provided an update Thursday to the State Bond Commission about the state's debt load. Gov.... more »
  • Lawmakers support most of Jindal plan to close midyear gap

    February 20, 2015 3:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers complained, but didn't reverse $61 million in cuts that Gov. Bobby Jindal levied across state agencies to close a midyear deficit. Members of the Legislature's joint budget committee raised objections Friday to reductions to state parks, agriculture programs and health care services. But they couldn't get... more »
  • Grand jury indicts Ohio man held in Capitol terror plot

    January 21, 2015 1:31 PM

    CINCINNATI - Federal authorities say a grand jury has indicted the 20-year-old Ohio man accused of plotting an attack at the U.S. Capitol. Justice Department officials and the FBI say the federal grand jury in Cincinnati has charged Christopher Lee Cornell with attempting to kill U.S. officials and employees, solicitation... more »
  • State lawmaker wants special session on budget, taxes

    January 6, 2015 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state lawmaker from the Houma area wants his colleagues to convene a special legislative session to tackle Louisiana's continuing budget problems. Republican Rep. Joe Harrison sent a petition Tuesday to House and Senate members, asking for support to call a 14-day special session starting March 30.... more »
  • New Congress getting sworn in with GOP in charge

    January 6, 2015 2:28 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome. They planned to move swiftly Tuesday toward a veto showdown with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL pipeline. ... more »
  • US Capitol staffers raise their hands for Ferguson

    December 11, 2014 4:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - Dozens of minority congressional staffers and Capitol employees have gathered to protest the killing of unarmed black men by police. About 200 workers and a few members of Congress stood on the House steps Thursday and silently raised their arms in the "don't shoot" gesture used to protest... more »
  • Proposal would enshrine Old South symbols in Miss.

    November 5, 2014 5:53 PM

    JACKSON, MS - A Mississippi man with a history of trying to enshrine Old South symbols in the state constitution is trying again, this time hoping to change the state song to "Dixie" and require officials to fly a Confederate battle flag outside the Capitol. But getting a constitutional amendment... more »
  • Capitol Hill Christmas tree chosen, chopped down Play Video

    October 30, 2014 8:47 AM

    CASS LAKE, MN - Christmas is still nearly two months away, but the tree that will be on display in Washington, D.C. has already been chosen and chopped down. The winner this year- an 88 ft. tall white spruce from Minnesota. This is the first time in more than... more »
  • Dozens gather at Capitol for domestic violence vigil Play Video

    August 14, 2014 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A group gathered on the Capitol steps Thursday evening to call attention to the wide-spread issue of domestic violence in Louisiana. People shared their stories and paid tribute to those who died because of violence at home. The vigil honored Aleria Cyrus Reed and other victims... more »
  • House unanimously passes video secrecy bill

    May 30, 2014 12:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The House voted 96-0 Friday to make secret the security surveillance video from the Louisiana Capitol complex, supporting a measure that would exempt the video from the public records law. Lawmakers didn't debate or ask any questions about the proposal (Senate Bill 446) by Sen. Sherri Smith... more »
  • House gives final passage to $24.6B state budget

    May 30, 2014 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has given final passage to a $24.6 billion budget to finance state government operations next year, agreeing to the version written by the Senate. A 75-22 vote Friday sends the spending plan to Gov. Bobby Jindal. The governor can strip individual items he doesn't... more »
  • Lawmakers give themselves expanded weapons rights

    May 29, 2014 1:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers will be able to carry concealed weapons in most public buildings, under a bill that has received final passage. The bill by Franklin Sen. Bret Allain started as a proposal to let lawmakers carry concealed handguns in the Louisiana Capitol. Senators rejected the idea. So, the... more »
  • Capitol to hold armed forces memorial on May 22

    May 19, 2014 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Speaker Chuck Kleckley and all members of the Louisiana House of Representatives will recognize fallen members of the armed forces with a Memorial Day tribute on Thursday, May 22. This year's celebration will be led by state Representative and army veteraMay 22 Nick Lorusso, R-New Orleans,... more »
  • Board, BRAC at odds over legislation dealing with principal powers

    May 15, 2014 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Public school system leaders denounced a legislative plan to give more power to principals and slash the power of school boards. The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board approved a resolution opposing Senate Bill 636. Two board members, David Tatman and Barbara Freiberg, abstained. Essentially, the bill... more »
  • Senators shelve BESE school financing proposal

    May 1, 2014 12:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators have rejected the $3.5 billion school financing plan the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education proposed for next year. The Senate Education Committee shelved the proposal without objection Thursday. Committee Chairman Conrad Appel said he disagreed with BESE's inclusion of an automatic growth factor in... more »
  • BRAVE goes to school to talk to students Play Video

    April 17, 2014 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Students at Capitol High got a first hand look at the major players in the fight against crime, including the top law enforcement officials involved in the BRAVE program. The students held an open forum to discuss the best ways to escape street violence and lead a... more »
  • Cap on payday loan interest rate defeated

    April 7, 2014 8:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizations seeking to toughen regulations on payday loans pointed to a report by the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions that shows state residents shelled out $146 million in fees and interest on the loans last year. Supporters of a bill by Baton Rouge Rep. Ted James argued... more »
  • At the Capitol: Rep. Patricia Smith on the key issues Play Video

    March 26, 2014 7:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Representative Pat Smith (D) sat down with Whitney Vann on 2une In Wednesday to talk about some of the big issues at the legislative session. Watch the video to hear her take on education reform, incarceration rates, payday loans, and healthcare. more »
  • Lawmakers gearing up for legislative session

    March 9, 2014 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers are getting ready as legislative session is set to begin Monday at noon. With more than 1,500 bills one the table, legislators expect a busy session this year. A little more than 1,000 of the bills come from the house this year with an... more »
  • La. Legislature opens three-month session Monday

    March 8, 2014 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Lawmakers kick off their annual legislative session Monday, with lessened budget worries but new disputes on educational standards, medical marijuana and a statewide minimum wage. The three-month regular session is a free-for-all, with legislators able to consider most any issue - except taxes. More than 1,500... more »
  • Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson goes to Capitol

    January 28, 2014 2:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister is bringing a little bit of Hollywood South to the nation's Capitol to hear President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. McAllister said Willie Robertson of the popular reality television series "Duck Dynasty" will be his special guest in the House gallery for... more »
  • Repairs, scaffolding ahead for US Capitol's dome

    October 22, 2013 2:35 PM

    WASHINGTON- The dome of the U.S. Capitol is getting a new look. The 150-year-old, cast-iron dome will soon be sheathed in scaffolding, a requirement of its first major restoration since 1960. The architect of the Capitol, Stephen T. Ayers, announced the restoration work on Tuesday, saying it's needed to address... more »
  • Thursday night High School football scores

    October 17, 2013 10:41 PM

    PREP FOOTBALL Capitol 36, Northeast 6 Christian Life Academy 27, Varnado 0 East Beauregard 26, South Cameron 0 Eunice 23, Rayne 11 LaGrange 52, Crowley 27 Loreauville 42, Delcambre 3 Montgomery 38, St. Mary 35 Notre Dame 42, Erath 7 more »
  • Police: Man who set himself ablaze on Mall dies

    October 5, 2013 12:43 PM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - A District of Columbia police spokesman says a man who set himself on fire on the National Mall has died of his injuries. Officer Araz Alali says the man died Friday night at a Washington hospital where he had been airlifted. He says the man was so... more »
  • Fans Choice Award Winner Week 2: Tyrone Scott Jr. Play Video

    September 19, 2013 9:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This week's Fans Choice award winner helped his McKinley Panthers to a 48-8 win in the WBRZ Game of the Week over in-city rival Capitol. Running back Tyrone Scott Jr had a record day, racking up over 100 yards for the first time in his career.... more »
  • State worker layoffs reach 1,900 in fiscal year

    July 16, 2013 1:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 1,900 state employees received pink slips in the just-ended budget year, nearly as many workers as were laid off during the four prior years of Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration. The layoff figures were released Tuesday by the Department of State Civil Service for the 2012-13 fiscal... more »
  • Senators vote against holding veto session

    July 12, 2013 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers won't be returning to Baton Rouge to reconsider Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget cuts and bill rejections. Twenty-six of 39 senators voted to cancel this year's veto session, according to a tally released Friday by the Senate. The session's scrapping came despite a push from advocates for... more »
  • LSP: Man arrested after BB gun brought to Capitol

    June 20, 2013 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a man today who State Police said brought a BB gun which looked like a rifle to the State Capitol Building. Sgt. J. B. Slaton with LSP charged Russell W. Vaughn, 32, of Greenwell Springs with resisting arrest after he was arrested by the... more »
  • Nine lawmakers will "sell" budget compromise Thursday

    June 5, 2013 8:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Legislative leaders will do a last-ditch sales pitch Thursday morning, hoping to get a budget compromise passed before time runs out at the end of the day. Governor Bobby Jindal said he backs a deal reached late Wednesday, which includes a $69 million increase in public school... more »
  • Lawmakers haggling over money as session nears end

    June 5, 2013 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Negotiations are heading down to the wire between the House and Senate over how to craft next year's $25 billion state operating budget. Lawmakers hope to avoid a meltdown before session must end Thursday at 6 p.m. - and keep themselves out of a special session. House... more »
  • Proposed bill would lessen jail time for simple marijuana possession Play Video

    June 4, 2013 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposed bill making its way through the Capitol could mean lighter sentences for simple marijuana possession convictions. Representative Austin Badon (D.) of New Orleans introduced HB 103. It passed the house but still needs two-thirds approval from the Senate. "My bill only addresses the... more »
  • House rejects budget changes with two days to go

    June 4, 2013 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state House unanimously rejected the Senate's changes to the $25 billion state budget bill today as the regular session winds down. The House voted 98-0 to send House Bill 1 to a conference committee. They also appointed six House members to work out a compromise... more »

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