April 9, 2014 2:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- A House committee has narrowly agreed to advance a bill that would repeal an unconstitutional state law prohibiting intercourse between two people of the same sex. The criminal justice committee voted 9-6 Wednesday for the measure by Baton Rouge Rep. Patricia Smith, over the objections of conservative and... more »
April 3, 2014 2:02 PM
BATON ROUGE- Louisiana motorcyclists still must wear helmets, and there will be no exceptions. The Senate Transportation Committee killed a proposal by Republican Sen. Mike Walsworth that would have allowed people 21 and older to ride without a helmet if they complete a safety training course and hold a certain... more »
April 2, 2014 12:20 AM
BATON ROUGE- State Treasurer John Kennedy hopes lawmakers will back a proposal to regulate non-profits that receive state money.
The groups have been under Kennedy's microscope since some have failed to submit paperwork outline how taxpayer money was spent. Following a series of WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit reports... more »
March 25, 2014 10:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - The city says they're having a problem with skateboarders vandalizing property downtown.
The Downtown Development District and the Department of Public Works says they plan to enforce an existing ordinance that prohibits skateboarding, bicycling, and roller skating on park structures.
"When it comes to tricks... more »
March 18, 2014 7:15 PM
PLAQUEMINE - Despite a warning from the American Civil Liberties Union about doing so, the Iberville Parish Council approved a ban on sagging pants Tuesday night.
The move outlaws pants that hang too low, revealing underwear.
"I don't think that anybody should have to go to a store,... more »
March 17, 2014 11:27 PM
PLAQUEMINE- The ACLU sent a letter to Iberville Parish leaders, warning them about a proposed law that bans sagging pants.
The ACLU said the law is unconstitutional and urged the parish council to veto the proposition. It is expected to be discussed Tuesday.
"It makes a criminal of... more »
March 10, 2014 11:10 PM
BATON ROUGE- Among the eleven pre-filed bills that lawmakers hope to become law during the regular legislative session at the state capitol, one requires doctors report performing an abortion.
Written by Monroe Democrat and House member Katrina Jackson, House Bill 388, creates a catalog of procedures when one is... more »
February 24, 2014 10:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- Truckers hauling hazardous materials are ignoring a law that is meant to keep people safe in an emergency.
Bluebonnet, between Burbank and Nicholson, was designated a route free of hazardous materials fourteen years ago. But, WBRZ News 2 cameras caught truckers, hauling hazardous materials, disobeying the designation.... more »
February 24, 2014 10:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- Despite a reported drop in crime, a reality website ranks the city as one of the most dangerous in the United States.
The site compiled 100 where there are 25,000 or more people and based the results on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent... more »
February 18, 2014 10:38 PM
PLAQUEMINE- Iberville Parish leaders overwhelming supported introducing an ordinance to ban sagging pants across the parish.
The proposed law was only mentioned Tuesday, per procedure, and will be voted on next month. If it is passed, people could be fined $50 for a first violation, $100 for a second... more »
February 18, 2014 10:32 PM
ZACHARY - City leaders want to consider changing an outdated law that allows guns to be fired anywhere in city limits.
The ordinance was intended for rural areas before the city began to expand.
After a couple of complaints about gunshot noises, the council and mayor are considering... more »
February 17, 2014 10:21 PM
PLAQUEMINE - Tuesday, Iberville Parish leaders will begin a discussion about if they want to ban sagging pants from the entire parish.
It is been a trend in local governments for the past few years, and is on the books in places In Louisiana such as Washington, Terrebone, Acadia... more »
February 12, 2014 11:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- City leaders could not agree on backing a law that would eliminate a provision in state law outlawing sexual acts between people of the same gender.
House Bill 12 would change the crimes against nature law that was deemed unconstitutional, yet enforced by East Baton Rouge Parish... more »
January 27, 2014 1:29 PM
JACKSON, Ms. - Mississippi could enact a law requiring public and private schools to evaluate student athletes for concussion after they're shaken up during practice or competition. A player with a concussion would be banned from play until fully recovered. The House and Senate have passed House Bill 48 (http://bit.ly/1cWl94o... more »
January 13, 2014 10:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - Neighbors are concerned their road is turning into a speedway for drivers.
While filming a story on the dangers of Victoria Drive, a WBRZ News 2 camera caught a car speeding through a stop sign. People who live on the street, near the intersection with Prescott... more »
January 13, 2014 3:08 PM
NEW ORLEANS - At least one of two state district court rulings declaring that 2012 changes to the state teacher tenure law are unconstitutional will have to be reconsidered. The state Attorney General's Office wasn't given enough advance notice about a hearing in Monroe last August that led to a... more »
November 1, 2013 11:20 AM
WASHINGTON - Two Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate in the new federal health care law have won a ruling in an appeals court.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia says the mandate limits the right to free exercise of religion.
... more »
October 30, 2013 8:19 PM
NEW YORK CITY - The New York City Council passed a bill to raise the age to 21 for buying tobacco products.
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the new age requirement will prevent teens from smoking cigarettes, helping save lives in the process. Bloomberg has promised to sign the... more »
October 4, 2013 2:18 PM
BATON ROUGE- Price gouging laws are now in effect, due to the state of emergency declaration by Governor Bobby Jindal in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen.
Price gouging occurs when a seller prices goods or services, including gas and hotels, much higher than usual.
If you see anyone... more »
September 21, 2013 12:52 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court is allowing a former judge that it disbarred to practice law again. The court, in a Friday opinion adopted by a 5-2 vote, said former Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge C. Hunter King, could rejoin the bar. In 2003, the high... more »
September 19, 2013 2:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's income forecasting panel is struggling with how to follow a new law sought by conservative Republicans. The law requires the Revenue Estimating Conference to determine which dollars from fees and other dedicated funds are expected to appear annually, in hopes that could lessen future state budget shortfalls.... more »
September 19, 2013 11:55 AM
BATON ROUGE- A new law is causing problems for the group that forecasts Louisiana's income.
The law requires the Revenue Estimating Conference to determine which dollars from fees and other dedicated funds are expected to appear annually, in hopes that could lessen future state budget shortfalls. Those estimates determine... more »
September 5, 2013 12:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - State officials are grappling with the implications of Louisiana's continued refusal to make its driver's license compliant with a federal national identification law. Louisiana lawmakers enacted a prohibition against the federal REAL ID law in 2008, calling the security requirements too intrusive. Questions have been raised about... more »
September 5, 2013 11:42 AM
BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of employees in the Southern University System may soon get raises.
On Friday, the Southern Board of Supervisors will consider across the board salary increases for faculty and staff at Southern's Law School, Ag Center and New Orleans campus.
The raises will be up... more »
September 4, 2013 4:23 PM
WASHINGTON - It's the No. 1 question about President Barack Obama's health care law: Will consumers be able to afford the coverage? Now the answer is coming in. The biggest study yet of premiums posted by states finds that the sticker price for a 21-year-old buying a mid-range policy will... more »
August 30, 2013 10:51 AM
BATON ROUGE - The president of a teachers' union says his group will again ask a district judge to toss out a state law that makes it harder for public school teachers to earn and retain tenure. Steve Monaghan, president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, says the group's original... more »
August 28, 2013 11:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved a list of items Wednesday, including accepting grants for crime fighting and setting up an online driving school for the parish.
CyberActive was hired to handle courses. It was selected over a company from the Baton Rouge area, which was more expensive. The program... more »
August 22, 2013 8:23 PM
INDIANAPOLIS- Planned parenthood sued the state of Indiana because of a new restriction on reproductive rights involving the abortion pill. The Planned Parenthood clinic in Lafayette must either stop handing out the abortion pill or make internal changes, like adding surgical capabilities. Planned Parenthood calls it unconstitutional since the legislator... more »
August 20, 2013 3:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Association of Educators called today for Gov. Bobby Jindal and State Superintendent of Education John White to work with them over a teacher tenure law declared unconstitutional by two state judges this year.
LAE leaders said they they will continue to push for policies... more »
August 16, 2013 5:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A north Louisiana judge has declared part of a 2012 law overhauling teacher tenure law in the state unconstitutional. State District Judge Benjamin Jones ruled Friday in a lawsuit against the Monroe City School Board. He said the constitutional rights of a teacher facing dismissal were violated... more »
August 15, 2013 5:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Talk of the "stand your ground" law has made its way to Baton Rouge. A local group called "Leaders with Vision" hosted a public forum which focused on Louisiana's version of the law.
Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie, along with District Attorney Hillar Moore, an... more »
August 9, 2013 10:23 AM
MOSCOW - The International Olympic Committee is waiting for more clarification from the Russian government on the anti-gay law that is overshadowing preparations for the Winter Games in Sochi. The law was signed by President Vladimir Putin in June. It bans "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" and imposes fines on... more »
August 6, 2013 10:43 PM
BATON ROUGE- A dozen men who were arrested under an illegal state law could have their arrests expunged.
The district attorney's office is working to clear the records of the men who were charged under an anti-sodomy law when they talked about meeting up for sex with an undercover... more »
August 2, 2013 4:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Today several law enforcement agencies took part in a training exercise placing a gunman at the LSU Lab School.
Officers say a shooter on campus is something no one wants to see, but they have to be prepared for.
"There are so many different variables... more »
July 29, 2013 10:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- There's a hope along the Mississippi River that the sound of the Delta Queen's three octave calliope will pierce the air along the river.
Legislation has moved out of the U.S. House of Transportation Committee allowing the vessel to resume river cruises. The Delta Queen, built in... more »
July 29, 2013 10:50 AM
HOUMA - A state audit finds Terrebonne's former sheriff must repay more than $19,000 and may have violated several state laws during his four years in office, including during filming of the reality TV show 'Cajun Justice.' Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera tells The Courier copies of the report have been... more »
July 28, 2013 8:21 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Advocate reports that a sheriff's office task force has been using a law struck down in 2003 to arrest men who agree to have sex with undercover male deputies. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office apologized for the actions described in Sunday's article in The... more »
July 25, 2013 2:37 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. - The second juror to speak publicly about George Zimmerman's trial tells ABC News that she feels the neighborhood watch volunteer got away with murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. But she says there wasn't enough evidence to convict him under Florida law. Juror B29 told Robin Roberts... more »
July 21, 2013 10:57 AM
MIAMI - Despite an outcry from civil rights groups and a call for examination by the president, the jury's verdict that George Zimmerman justifiably shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin is unlikely to spur change to stand-your-ground self-defense laws. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, at least 22 states... more »
July 2, 2013 5:31 PM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says it's delaying a major part of the president's health care overhaul law, the requirement that medium and large companies offer coverage. In an announcement late Tuesday from the Treasury Department, the administration said it has heard requests from business groups for additional time to... more »
June 20, 2013 4:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge allowed an out-of-state fireworks retailer today to avoid paying a higher permit fee to do business in Louisiana so they wouldn't miss the summer fireworks season.
Judge Wilson Fields issued a preliminary injunction to allow C & A Pyro to buy the... more »
June 19, 2013 11:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. will be joining the Long Law Firm in early July when he leaves his federal job. Cazayoux announced his resignation June 12 after three years as the head federal prosecutor for the Middle District headquartered in Baton Rouge. Long Law Firm... more »
June 17, 2013 10:21 AM
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says states cannot require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier. The justices voted 7-2 to throw out Arizona's voter-approved requirement that prospective voters document their U.S. citizenship in order to use... more »
June 12, 2013 10:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- City leaders removed an agenda item from Wednesday's Metro Council meeting that would have restricted how long a dog could be tethered.
Councilman John Delgado pulled the ordinance and did not say if he would add it to an agenda later.
The law would have made... more »
June 11, 2013 8:51 AM
WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner says he thinks there's a good chance that legislation overhauling America's immigration system can be signed into law "by the end of the year."
The Ohio Republican gives his assessment hours before the Senate casts its first votes on a landmark bill that... more »
June 10, 2013 3:10 PM
WASHINGTON - Many American troops on the battlefield today were on playgrounds when Congress gave the president broad authority to wage the war on terror. Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff says that's one reason why it's time to repeal the law - at least by the end of 2014 when combat... more »
June 4, 2013 4:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Two far-reaching and controversial House-approved bills that sought to prohibit federal oversight of gun laws in Louisiana have stalled in the Louisiana Senate and won't become law. Promoted as state's rights measures against an increasingly intrusive federal government, the proposals were easily approved in the House despite... more »
May 28, 2013 4:02 PM
DENVER - Colorado's governor signed six marijuana regulatory bills into law Tuesday while the state awaits a federal response to recreational pot legalization.
The new laws seek to regulate the newly legal drug and keep it away from children, without being so strict that weed stays in the black... more »
May 26, 2013 10:18 AM
PARIS - Thousands of people are protesting in central Paris against France's new gay marriage law. The law came into force over a week ago, but organizers decided to go forward with Sunday's long-planned demonstration to show their continued opposition as well as their frustration with President Francois Hollande, who... more »
May 21, 2013 5:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - Motorists in Louisiana will have to add tweets and Facebook updates to the list of activity banned while driving, in addition to texting. A bill prohibiting posting to social media sites while driving gained final approval with a 34-1 Senate vote on Tuesday. It now heads to... more »
May 18, 2013 3:32 PM
PARIS - France will see its first gay weddings within days, after French President Francois Hollande signed a law Saturday authorizing marriage and adoption by same-sex couples and ending months of nationwide protests and wrenching debate. Hollande's office said he signed the bill Saturday morning, a day after the Constitutional... more »
May 13, 2013 10:41 PM
GONZALES- Prosecutors filed an appeal after they lost a hearing to have a man serve time for a crime he was convicted of nearly twenty years ago.
Stanley White never served a sentence for killing an eleven-week-old in a crash. A mistake in the justice system has been blamed... more »
May 10, 2013 10:53 AM
WACO, Texas - Texas law enforcement officials are launching a criminal investigation into last month's deadly fertilizer plant explosion. Investigators have up to now largely treated the West Fertilizer Co. blast that killed 14 people as an industrial accident. The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a Friday statement... more »
April 25, 2013 3:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - A judge ruled today that LSU must release the names of candidates who were considered for the newly-formed president's position.
F. King Alexander, from California, was selected from a pool of candidates, but his was the only name released. Journalists sued when LSU refused to release... more »
April 23, 2013 5:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has voted to ban enforcement of any federal restrictions on owning semi-automatic weapons. The 67-25 vote Tuesday followed more than an hour of contentious debate. Supporters say the measure is a protection of individual and states' rights. Opponents argue that Louisiana can't choose which... more »
April 17, 2013 9:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - There's a debate at the Louisiana State Capitol that has optometrists and ophthalmologists pleading their cases.
House Bill 527 would allow optometrists to perform certain procedures that are currently only allowed to be performed by ophthalmologists.
Optometrists say it's about performing simple procedures in a... more »
April 4, 2013 12:22 PM
HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's governor has signed into law some of the country's tightest gun restrictions in response to December's shooting massacre at a Newtown school. The measure adds more than 100 firearms to the state's assault weapons ban and outlaws the sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines similar to the... more »
March 21, 2013 12:42 PM
WASHINGTON - Three years, two elections, and one Supreme Court decision after President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, its promise of health care for the uninsured may be delayed or undercut in much of the country because of entrenched opposition from many Republican state leaders. In half the... more »
March 13, 2013 5:28 PM
BATON ROUGE- For the first time, ever, alcohol will be sold around the clock at some establishments.
Wednesday evening, Metro Council approved a special permit allowing sales at casinos. It passed 7 to 4. more »
March 12, 2013 9:42 PM
BATON ROUGE- Wednesday, city leaders could make a historic change and allow 24-hour liquor sales.
The sales would only be allowed on riverboat casinos, if Metro Council approves the change.
Currently, city laws don't allow sales after 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and midnight Sunday.
Among other... more »
February 27, 2013 8:48 PM
BATON ROUGE- A law change was introduced at the city's Metro Council meeting Wednesday, to allow alcohol sales 24/7 at some establishments.
The ordinance would allow riverboat casinos to get a special license to sell after other bars are required to close.
The item will eventually be available... more »
February 27, 2013 3:47 PM
BATON ROUGE- A few months after changing city law and allowing more alcohol sales on Sunday, city leaders will discuss the possibility of allowing some Baton Rouge establishments to sell alcohol at all hours of the day.
Discussions begin at Wednesday night's Metro Council on a special, 24/7 liquor... more »
February 26, 2013 5:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- The US Supreme Court is deciding if police have the right to collect DNA evidence without a warrant during an arrest.
Right now, Louisiana law allows police to collect DNA when someone is arrested for a felony or some violent misdemeanors.
"It allows us to bring... more »
February 5, 2013 7:30 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill raising the government's borrowing limit, averting a default and delaying the next clash over the nation's debt until later this year. The legislation temporarily suspends the $16.4 trillion limit on federal borrowing. Experts say that will allow the government... more »
January 28, 2013 11:29 AM
THIBODAUX - It could prove more difficult to get and use fireworks in Lafourche Parish. The Parish Council recently upped fees vendors must pay to sell fireworks, set new rules for where stands can be located and is promising to enforce existing restrictions more vigorously than in the past. Councilman... more »
January 28, 2013 2:42 AM
WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators has reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation's immigration laws. The deal being announced Monday covers border security, guest workers and employer verification, as well as a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in... more »
January 25, 2013 6:17 AM
JACKSON, Miss. - In a state that defied the union during the Civil War and Civil Rights era, two lawmakers want Mississippi to block some current and future federal laws.
Republican state Reps. Gary Chism and Jeff Smith have filed a bill to form the Joint Legislative Committee on... more »
January 17, 2013 4:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend fiasco isn't the first time a ficticious social media profile has caused trouble, nor will it be the last.
Just ask Ashley Hebert, a legislative analyst at the State Capitol and a beauty pageant queen.
"I had a... more »
January 17, 2013 6:42 AM
VICENZA, Italy - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he doesn't understand why anyone outside the military needs assault weapons or armor-piercing bullets.
During a visit with U.S. troops in northern Italy on Thursday, Panetta defended President Barack Obama's sweeping gun control package.
A soldier asked Panetta what steps... more »
January 15, 2013 1:05 PM
WASHINGTON - Just a little more than a month since the Connecticut school massacre, President Barack Obama tomorrow will be unveiling his proposals to fight gun violence. The White House says he and Vice President Joe Biden will be joined by children who wrote the president letters after the Newtown... more »
January 14, 2013 12:20 PM
WASHINGTON - He's acknowledging an uphill fight in Congress -- so President Barack Obama says he's looking at actions he can take on his own to confront gun violence. He told reporters today that he will present a plan within days. Obama says the ideas that are on the table... more »
January 10, 2013 7:25 PM
President Obama singed a law that grants lifetime Secret Service protection to former presidents and their wives. It applies to presidents elected after January 1, 1997 and reverses a law that ended protection ten years after a president left office. The protection could have only been extended on a temporary... more »
January 9, 2013 7:27 AM
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden will meet at the White House today with victims groups and gun-safety organizations, as the administration seeks to spur action on gun legislation.
Biden is holding a series of meetings this week aimed at building consensus around proposals to curb gun violence after... more »
December 19, 2012 11:22 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is asking a team led by Vice President Joe Biden to offer "concrete proposals" to curb gun violence no later than January, in the aftermath of the horrific massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. Obama says after he receives recommendations from Biden's group, he will... more »
December 17, 2012 4:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Federation for Teachers is challenging another part of Governor Jindal's education reform package, this time taking aim at the constitutionality of a portion dubbed the 'talent act.'
The act deals with teacher tenure, hiring, firing and evaluations. New rules allow the Superintendent to hire... more »
December 14, 2012 3:15 PM
WASHINGTON - A law enforcement official says the suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is 20-year-old Adam Lanza, the son of a teacher at the school where the shootings occurred. A second law enforcement official says the boy's mother, Nancy Lanza, is presumed dead. The first official says Adam Lanza's... more »
December 10, 2012 3:27 PM
DENVER - Using marijuana for recreational use is now effectively legal in Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper declared a voter-approved marijuana legalization amendment as part of the state constitution on Monday. It was the last procedural step needed for the amendment to take effect. The drug became legal in Washington state... more »
December 5, 2012 12:40 PM
WASHINGTON - You can say "lunatic" all you want, but you probably won't have the government's blessing. 'That word will be stricken from federal law under legislation that passed the House Wednesday and is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature. The congressional action is the latest effort to... more »
November 30, 2012 3:58 PM
WASHINGTON - Health insurance companies will have to pay to play in new health insurance markets coming under President Barack Obama's health care law. The federal Health and Human Services department said Friday it is proposing a "user fee" amounting to 3.5 percent of premiums for health insurers who want... more »
November 15, 2012 1:21 PM
WASHINGTON - From the South to the heartland, the once-solid wall of Republican resistance to President Barack Obama's health care law is cracking. Ahead of a federal deadline Friday for states to declare their intentions, Associated Press reporters interviewed governors and state officials around the country. AP found surprising openness... more »
November 15, 2012 11:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - The attorney general's office says it has "serious concerns" that LSU's governing board may have violated the open meetings law with its October vote to merge the positions of system president and chancellor of the flagship campus. The Board of Supervisors announced Thursday that it will revote... more »
November 14, 2012 3:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's former chief of staff, Stephen Waguespack, is taking a job that will keep him near the Louisiana Capitol. The Jones Walker law firm announced Wednesday that Waguespack has joined the business as special counsel and as the director of the firm's government relations practice,... more »
November 12, 2012 4:58 PM
WASHINGTON - Your emails are not nearly as private as you think. The downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus demonstrates how easy it is for federal law enforcement agents to examine emails and computer records if they believe a crime was committed. With subpoenas and warrants, the FBI and other... more »
November 12, 2012 10:31 AM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Law Center is developing a specialized program in energy law in reaction to increasingly complex legal and regulatory issues. The Louisiana Board of Regents approved the LSU Energy Law Center in August. Chancellor Jack M. Weiss discussed the plans in a recent interview with NOLA.com... more »
November 9, 2012 2:31 PM
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says it will decide whether police may collect DNA samples from people under arrest in a case that pits privacy concerns against public safety interests. The justices say in an order Friday that they will review a Maryland court decision that effectively barred the collection... more »
November 9, 2012 10:22 AM
BATON ROUGE - State officials today banned a new synthetic drug which is blamed for at least one death in Louisiana.
The compound, called 25i, was added to the Controlled Dangerous Substance Act. State health officials, lawmakers, and law enforcement made the announcement at the State Police crime lab.... more »
October 19, 2012 2:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - The leader of the House budget committee says Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal for using a $143 million surplus violates the law and an agreement reached with the House earlier this year to end a budget stalemate. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Fannin made his comments Friday as... more »