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 »
BATON ROUGE, La. - A proposal to ban abortions in Louisiana has won approval from a House health care committee.
Republican John LaBruzzo, of Metairie, says his bill would threaten the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling by prompting lawsuits from pro-choice groups.
The measure would... more »
A House committee approved a bill that would allow a person to sell tickets for collegiate sporting events for more than face value.
The bill allows fees associated with the ticket to be added to the sale price.
For example, someone selling an LSU football ticket would be... more »