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  • Legislative hearings open on Jindal's budget proposal

    March 17, 2015 3:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The House budget committee is starting its hearings on Gov. Bobby Jindal's $24.6 billion spending plan recommended for next year. Lawmakers are looking for ways to close a $1.6 billion budget gap in the fiscal year that begins July 1 and avoid deep cuts to colleges and... more »
  • Senate Democrats look to tweak bill on Keystone XL Pipeline

    January 13, 2015 3:08 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Democrats plan to use Senate consideration of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to get Republicans on the record about climate change and to resurrect parts of a bipartisan energy efficiency bill doomed by pipeline politics last year. But Republicans readied additions such as lifting a ban on... more »
  • Local leaders hold panel discussion on violence against black males check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 27, 2014 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In the wake of national events such as the shooting in Ferguson, locals came together to have a conversation about violence in the black community, specifically against young black males. Councilwomen Ronnie Edwards, Donna Collins-Lewis, Representative Regina Barrow and Senator Sharon Weston Broome hosted the event.... more »
  • Smoke and mirrors: both sides put on a show about La. legal high

    January 21, 2014 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People who want to legalize marijuana made their pitch to state lawmakers Tuesday. They told a special panel discussing the possibility of legalization, marijuana could generate tax dollars, provide a new agricultural crop, shrink the jail population and lessen pain for people with medical issues. But,... more »
  • Lawyers, police discuss La. "stand your ground" laws

    August 15, 2013 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Legal experts and law enforcement gathered this morning in Baton Rouge to discuss Louisiana's "stand your ground" law and answer questions about it. The panel discussion includes new BRPD Chief Carl Dabadie, SULC associate professor of law Shanequa Grey, district attorney Hillar Moore, and 19th JDC... more »
  • Jindal to reveal tax code revamp proposal Thursday

    March 14, 2013 8:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- After months of behind-the-scenes discussion, Gov. Bobby Jindal is unveiling the details of his tax code rewrite proposal to lawmakers. Jindal wants to eliminate state income taxes and replace them with other tax hikes. The Republican governor will describe his plan in person to the House and Senate... more »
  • Reid: 'Extremely difficult' to solve fiscal cliff

    December 11, 2012 2:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate's top Democrat says "it's going to be extremely difficult" to pass legislation to address the so-called fiscal cliff before Christmas, but adds there's still a chance it can be done. Majority Leader Harry Reid commented Tuesday amid a souring mood in Washington over negotiations to forestall... more »

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