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ABC26 NewsLouisiana's lawmakers will call themselves into a special legislative session for the first time in history, when they come in March to redraw the state's political district lines. Rep. Rick Gallot, D-Ruston, the chairman of the House committee that...
ABC26 NewsA special election to fill a New Orleans-based seat in the state House of Representatives will be held in May. The vacancy was created when Rep. Karen Carter Peterson, a Democrat, was elected to the state Senate. House Speaker Jim Tucker set the special...
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ABC26 NewsHouse leaders are trying to gain ground in their dispute with the Senate over the state's "rainy day" fund by undoing the statute at the center of the complaint. Rep. Jim Fannin, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, quietly slipped language...
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ABC26 NewsOfficials in Baton Rouge said Friday that state Rep. Avon Honey has died. He was 62. A spokeswoman for the House of Representatives confirmed the death. Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed condolences to Honey's family during a Friday news conference, saying...
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Staff reporterThe Louisiana House backed a limited use of the state's "rainy day" fund Monday to help stave off some budget cuts, as the House and Senate edged closer to a final compromise on state spending. The time for a final deal was growing tight. The legislative...
Gov. Bobby Jindal said he doesn't support a proposal that would ban smoking in Louisiana bars and gambling facilities. But he also said Tuesday that he won't veto the measure if it reaches his desk. "Personally, I think adults can make decisions for...
Staff reporterLouisiana should pay nearly $457,000 in legal fees for a doctor who was accused of killing patients stranded at a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina, the House budget committee agreed Monday. The dollars would be divided, with about $145,000...
Skeptical lawmakers questioned the financing plans for a new $1.2 billion public hospital complex in New Orleans, with some suggesting the state might need to reconsider whether to rebuild the shuttered Charity Hospital facility instead. The LSU-run...
Staff reporterBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The language was controversial, but not noticed, slipped into a bill amid the chaotic final minutes of the Louisiana House's workday and then easily approved. When it was discovered, the language - which would override Gov....
Staff reporterBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Tax breaks are stalled. Budget cuts are under negotiation. And bans on smoking in bars, hand-held cell phone use while driving and dental work at schools are awaiting their fate. Very little is decided as the Legislature's regular...
Staff reporterThe expropriation and purchase of land for a new LSU hospital in New Orleans would be stalled until lawmakers review and approve financial plans for the hospital, under a bill approved yesterday by the House Health and Welfare Committee. Representative...
Staff reporterFifty-five House members, more than a majority of the chamber, have promised to vote against a Senate proposal to reduce higher education funding cuts by delaying a tax break. The mostly Republican bloc signed onto a news release, promising "No" votes...
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