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  • Ban on hand-held cell phone use by drivers stalls

    March 24, 2014 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It appears Louisiana drivers won't face new limits on their cell phone use. An annual effort seeking to prohibit hand-held cellphone use by motorists stalled Monday in the House Transportation Committee. After facing widespread resistance, Republican Rep. Mike Huval, of Breaux Bridge, voluntarily shelved the proposal.... more »
  • Bills to pay down state retirement debt stall

    March 20, 2014 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers on the House Retirement Committee deadlocked on a proposal that would steer more money to retirement debt by taking dollars from an account used to pay cost-of-living increases to retired state workers. The committee voted 5-5 Thursday for the proposal, stalling it. After the vote, Rep. Kevin... more »
  • Bills preempting federal gun laws stall in Senate

    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 »
  • NHL lockout talks stall

    November 12, 2012 10:26 AM

    NEW YORK - After a week full of promise that progress might be made, the NHL lockout talks appear to have bogged down again. The two-sides met for 90 minutes Sunday, but amid signs that the league is holding firm on its demands on the core economic issues it looks... more »
  • Terrebonne deputies: probe of April death stalled

    June 5, 2011 9:27 AM

    GIBSON, La.- Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office deputies say an investigation into the death of a 24-year-old man found face down in a Gibson waterway more than a month ago has stalled. Jamon Lutcher was found by a fisherman in late April in a canal off U.S. Highway 90. Officials... more »
  • Financial committee backs SUNO/UNO merger bill

    May 9, 2011 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Opponents of a proposal to merge Southern University at New Orleans with the University of New Orleans have lost another bid to stall the consolidation effort. The House Appropriations Committee backed the merger bill in a 17-4 vote Monday, over criticism that financial questions remain unanswered.... more »

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