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  • Constitutional amendments explained 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 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 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 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 »
  • Court upholds individual mandate in health care law

    June 28, 2012 9:14 AM

    WASHINGTON - The individual mandate survives. The Supreme Court has upheld the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul -- ruling in favor of the requirement that most Americans can be required to have health insurance, or else pay a penalty. The decision means the historic overhaul will continue... 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 »
  • 5 constitutional amendments take effect Wednesday

    November 30, 2010 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's constitution gets longer Wednesday, when five of the eight amendments approved by voters earlier this month are added to the document. The five changes will: -Require lawmakers and other state officials to wait until the next term in office before cashing in on a pay raise... more »
  • Eight La. constitutional amendments pass

    November 2, 2010 11:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Voters in Louisiana have approved eight out of ten amendments to the state's constitution, according to the Secretary of State's Office. The two amendments that failed both had changes to the state's tax and millage laws. Amendment 4 would have prevented taxing authorities with members... more »

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