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  • Proposal to double seatbelt fine passes Louisiana House

    April 14, 2016 4:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana House has backed a proposal to double fines against people caught not wearing seatbelts. Rep. Walt Leger, a New Orleans Democrat, says his bill to increase the fine from $25 to $50 will generate more money for the state and save lives. Drivers would pay $75... more »
  • Veto override decision expected Wednesday in the La. House

    March 23, 2016 4:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Republican lawmakers in the Louisiana House are considering an override of Gov. John Bel Edwards' line-item vetoes that lessened some budget cuts. House Speaker Taylor Barras said he expects the House to decide Wednesday whether to override the vetoes. The Republican leader acknowledges the effort is unlikely to... more »
  • Education chief: House cuts would shutter most of agency

    February 29, 2016 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana House is proposing to take a hatchet to the Department of Education in the final four months of the budget year. House lawmakers recommended cuts that Superintendent of Education John White says would shutter nearly every program in his agency, including early childhood programs, vouchers and... more »
  • Former lawmaker Melvin Irvin Jr dies

    June 10, 2014 5:14 PM

    GONZALES - Former state Rep. Melvin Irvin Jr. has died. Family friend Tanzie Jones said Tuesday that Irvin, who's also a former president of the Ascension Parish School Board, died Saturday of cancer. He was 72. Irvin was elected in 1983 to the Louisiana House of Representatives, serving... more »

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