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2014/04/15 21:50
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Following its narrow passage in committee last week, House Bill 12 — which aims to remove language in Louisiana's crimes against nature statute criminalizing consensual oral and anal sex — failed to...
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2014/04/11 10:27
2014/04/11 10:27
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BATON ROUGE, La. – Lawmakers are moving ahead with a proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana's official state book, despite concerns the bill would land the Legislature in court. A House municipal...
2014/04/08 02:39
2014/04/08 02:39
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If there is a growing consensus that Louisiana puts too many people in jail for relatively minor offenses, it’s also clear that the path forward for changing that situation is not as clear as the...
2014/04/07 23:50
2014/04/07 23:50
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The Louisiana House of Representatives last week summarily passed House Bill 388, aka the "Unsafe Abortion Protection Act." The measure sailed through the House on a vote of 85-6, with no discussion...
2014/04/04 16:17
2014/04/04 16:17
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... House backs diploma rule BATON ROUGE - The House supported a rewrite of Louisiana's career-track diploma law to match a new policy of the state education board that will...
2014/04/04 15:18
2014/04/04 15:18
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Bill to lessen penalties for marijuana arrests tabled after opposition raised WWL-TV Published: Friday, April 4, 2014 at 9:20 a.m.Last Modified: Friday, April 4, 2014 at 9:20 a.m. NEW ORLEANS –...
2014/04/04 00:20
2014/04/04 00:20
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A New Orleans lawmaker's proposal to soften penalties for marijuana possession has been at least temporarily derailed by opposition from Louisiana sheriffs. Rep. Austin Badon,...
2014/04/03 23:41
2014/04/03 23:41
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Debate over lowering the penalties for simple marijuana possession ignited a fight Thursday between a New Orleans legislator and the state’s sheriffs. State Rep. Austin Badon angrily halted...
2014/04/03 23:10
2014/04/03 23:10
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Sometimes things at the Capitol don't always go your way. You might "think" you have someone's support and then things go sour. It happens down here more than you think. Just ask New Orleans...
2014/04/03 01:39
2014/04/03 01:39
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Hunters should be able to outfit their rifles and shotguns with sound suppressors to hunt birds and other wild animals, according to a bill passed in the Louisiana House Wednesday. House Bill 186...
2014/04/02 23:40
2014/04/02 23:40
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Concealed-handgun permit holders and armed off-duty police officers would be able to enter restaurants serving alcohol if lawmakers agree to a bill backed Wednesday by the House Criminal Justice...
2014/03/30 11:39
2014/03/30 11:39
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Nobody in state government is going to get too excited about saving a lousy $19 million a year, although taxpayers might think it worth a try. It would be easy to accomplish. Legislators would merely...
2014/03/27 19:10
2014/03/27 19:10
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Kelly Connelly / Houma Courier BATON ROUGE — Parents and high school students who plan to rely on the state's free college tuition program face uncertainty as lawmakers debate measures aimed at...
2014/03/23 01:39
2014/03/23 01:39
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Questions are surfacing about the operations of a super PAC formed by backers of U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La. Two groups that advocate for campaign finance reform recently asked the Federal...
2014/03/19 03:36
2014/03/19 03:36
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House Bill 316 by Rep. Richie Burford, R-Stonewall, would exempt single-axle trailers from inspection requirements, and House Bill 347 by Rep. Austin Badon, D-New Orleans, would exempt boat trailers...
2014/03/19 00:39
2014/03/19 00:39
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A bill aimed at ending what critics call the shadowy practice of “booting” cars and trucks won approval Tuesday in the Louisiana House Transportation Committee. The proposal, House Bill 929, would...
2014/03/18 16:39
2014/03/18 16:39
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The measure moved out of the House Committee on Commerce without objection. House Bill 400, sponsored by state Rep. Austin Badon Jr, D-New Orleans, would strip the Jazzland trademark and any...
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