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  • Voters split on fiscal, tax amendments

    October 24, 2015 11:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Voters approved two constitutional amendments and rejected two others Saturday which affect the state's budget and local tax revenues. Voters said "yes" to an amendment which gave the treasurer authority to invest state funds in an new fund meant to set up transportation loans for local... more »
  • Constitutional protections kept in place on budget

    May 18, 2015 7:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State senators have spurned a proposal to lift constitutional protections that keep an array of specially created funds shielded from budget cuts. State Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, said when the state faces deep financial problems, all options for reworking state spending should be available to lawmakers.... more »
  • Gay marriage: High court sets stage for historic ruling

    January 16, 2015 2:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution. The justices will take up gay-rights cases that ask them to overturn bans in four states and declare... more »
  • La. voters lock up more of the budget from cuts

    November 6, 2014 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Balancing Louisiana's budget could be trickier for state lawmakers and the governor. Voters agreed in this week's election to two constitutional amendments that will make it more difficult to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid funding from hospitals and nursing homes. A minimum payment level... more »
  • Constitutional amendments explained check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 29, 2014 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Voters will have to consider 14 constitutional amendments when they hit the polls next Tuesday, and with a three-minute time limit behind the curtain it could prove difficult to tackle the ticket without some studying ahead of time. Some of the amendments only affect the New Orleans... more »
  • Guide to voting on amendments this election check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 29, 2014 8:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The November 4th election is now less than a week away and there is plenty on the ballot, including 14 constitutional amendments. Robert Travis Scott with the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana stopped by 2une In this morning to alleviate some confusion. "When you walk... more »
  • State studying relief for home that's been smashed by vehicles check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2014 9:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A home that's been a target for many cars driving around a dangerous curve may finally be getting some relief. Constitution Avenue and Bunker Hill Drive meet at a continuous curve where many cars have left the roadway. Numerous vehicles have smashed into the home that... more »
  • High court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

    May 5, 2014 10:36 AM

    WASHINGTON - The latest Supreme Court ruling on church-state separation is a victory for a town council in New York state that regularly opens its meetings with prayers. The court, in a 5-to-4 ruling today, said those prayers don't violate the Constitution -- even if they routinely emphasize Christianity --... more »
  • Car crashes through kitchen check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 1, 2013 7:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man crashed through a home while turning on a sharp curve where Bunker Hill Drive turns into Constitution Avenue. Nathan Webster, the homeowner, says the damage will cost thousands of dollars. His kitchen along with his washer and dryer were destroyed. According to Webster,... more »
  • Judge: inmate's rights were violated, calls for release

    October 1, 2013 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A federal district judge decided a convicted killer should be freed from his sentence, citing issues with how the man was indicted a number of years ago. Chief Judge Brian Jackson said the rights of Herman Wallace were violated because there were no women on the jury... more »
  • Egypt army ousts Morsi, calls early vote

    July 3, 2013 2:18 PM

    CAIRO - Egypt's military has replaced their embattled president, President Mohammed Morsi, with the nation's chief justice, suspended their Islamist-backed constitution and called for early elections. Army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday, said a government of technocrats will be appointed to run the... more »
  • 8 constitutional changes backed by lawmakers

    June 14, 2013 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers are proposing eight new changes to the state constitution following their regular session. But the constitutional amendments will linger for more than a year before voters decide if they take effect. The next statewide election isn't until 2014. Two proposals that grabbed the most attention... more »
  • Court: Obama appointments are unconstitutional

    January 25, 2013 10:08 AM

    WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has ruled that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit says Obama did not have the power to make recess appointments last... more »
  • CABL opposes proposal to limit gun restrictions

    October 11, 2012 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The nonpartisan Council for A Better Louisiana is opposing a constitutional amendment that would set a tougher standard for restricting the use of weapons and remove a provision that gives the Legislature explicit authority to limit concealed handguns. CABL announced its opposition to the amendment Thursday. Nine... more »
  • 9 constitutional amendments on November ballot

    June 12, 2012 9:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana voters will face a list of questions in the fall election, constitutional changes proposed by lawmakers, including provisions about gun rights and pension revocation. Nine proposals to amend the Louisiana Constitution will be on the Nov. 6 ballot after the action of the legislative session.... more »
  • Bill to limit gun restrictions heads to La. voters

    May 29, 2012 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana voters will decide whether to toughen the state's constitutional protections for weapon owners. The proposal by Republican Sen. Neil Riser would strike a provision that gives the Legislature explicit authority to limit concealed handguns. The Senate gave final passage to the measure Tuesday with a 34-4... more »
  • Constitutional amendments on Oct. 22 ballot

    October 6, 2011 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five proposed constitutional changes will appear on the Oct. 22 ballot. The amendment that got the most attention would dedicate an annual stream of tobacco settlement money to the state's free college tuition program called TOPS. Linked to that is renewal of a 4-cent state sales... more »

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