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The Advocate
First time in decades, Louisiana aid for public schools to slide, barring 11th-hour turnaroundUpdate, 9:15 p.m.: The Louisiana Senate approved a spending bill Thursday nigh
First time in decades, Louisiana aid for public schools to slide, barring 11th-hour turnaround
The Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
Update, 9:15 p.m.: The Louisiana Senate approved a spending bill Thursday night that would trim a shortfall in state aid for public schools from $44 million to $24 million. The vote was 38-1. The measure, House Bill 69, now faces a vote in the... Read more
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The Advocate
Politics over police work when it comes to illegal immigration?immigration, we’re afraid that every immigration-related issue could embrace em
Politics over police work when it comes to illegal immigration?
The Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
immigration, we’re afraid that every immigration-related issue could embrace emotion instead of facts. So we urge the Louisiana Senate to study thoroughly a proposal to threaten state aid to cities that are, in the eyes of anti-immigration... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Louisiana Senate mulls proposal that doesn't fully fund the TOPSA state budget plan heads to the Louisiana Senate today that doesn't fully fund
Louisiana Senate mulls proposal that doesn't fully fund the TOPS
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 5 days ago
A state budget plan heads to the Louisiana Senate today that doesn't fully fund the TOPS scholarship program. The TOPS program would only be funded at 70 percent under the new House proposal. With universities like LSU and UNO just about two months... Read more
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The Advocate
Jeff Sadowreading → Jun 20, 2016 10:07 During the 2016 regular session, in the service o
Jeff Sadow
The Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
reading → Jun 20, 2016 10:07 During the 2016 regular session, in the service of Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana Senate earned its sobriquet as the “graveyard of reform.” But on the issue of state spending, the House of... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
La. House delays vote on tax bill, while Senate advances $400M tax packageWhile the Louisiana Senate advanced a series of bills Thursday that would gener
La. House delays vote on tax bill, while Senate advances $400M tax package
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 10 days ago
While the Louisiana Senate advanced a series of bills Thursday that would generate close to $400 million next year, things remained stagnate in the House. House lawmakers delayed a vote on a bill that would generate approximately $113 million during... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
La. House delays vote on tax bill, while Senate advances $400M tax packageWhile the Louisiana Senate advanced a series of bills Thursday that would gener
La. House delays vote on tax bill, while Senate advances $400M tax package
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 10 days ago
While the Louisiana Senate advanced a series of bills Thursday that would generate close to $400 million next year, things remained stagnate in the House. House lawmakers delayed a vote on a bill that would generate approximately $113 million during... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
La. House delays vote on tax bill, while Senate advances $400M tax packageWhile the Louisiana Senate advanced a series of bills Thursday that would gener
La. House delays vote on tax bill, while Senate advances $400M tax package
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 10 days ago
While the Louisiana Senate advanced a series of bills Thursday that would generate close to $400 million next year, things remained stagnate in the House. House lawmakers delayed a vote on a bill that would generate approximately $113 million during... Read more
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NBC News
Beyond Political Contributions, This is How The NRA Exerts InfluenceNRA-backed Candidate North Carolina Senate: $4.2 million: Thom Tillis won Col
Beyond Political Contributions, This is How The NRA Exerts Influence
NBC News / Posted 11 days ago
NRA-backed Candidate North Carolina Senate: $4.2 million: Thom Tillis won Colorado Senate: $4 million: Cory Gardner won Louisiana Senate: $2.7 million: Bill Cassidy won Iowa Senate: $2.7 million: Joni Ernst won Arkansas Senate: $1.9 million:... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Orlando Mass Shooting"our brothers and sisters" during a vigil with Louisiana's legislative leaders.
Orlando Mass Shooting
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 11 days ago
"our brothers and sisters" during a vigil with Louisiana's legislative leaders. Sales tax 'cleanup' bills to be delayed by Louisiana SenateSales tax 'cleanup' bills to be delayed by Louisiana Senate Senators intend to stall efforts to clean up... Read more
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Southwest Daily News
Sales tax 'cleanup' bill to be delayed by Louisiana Senate In the current tax session, Gov. John Bel Edwards proposed to remove those sa
Sales tax 'cleanup' bill to be delayed by Louisiana Senate
Southwest Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
In the current tax session, Gov. John Bel Edwards proposed to remove those sales taxes imposed on things like tickets to school athletic events, donations to food banks, firefighting... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Edwards, lawmakers hold prayer vigil for Orlando victimsin May showed the system destroyed 99.99 percent of the chemicals of concern.
Edwards, lawmakers hold prayer vigil for Orlando victims
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 13 days ago
in May showed the system destroyed 99.99 percent of the chemicals of concern. Sales tax 'cleanup' bills to be delayed by Louisiana SenateSales tax 'cleanup' bills to be delayed by Louisiana Senate Senators intend to stall efforts to clean up... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Edwards orders flags lowered to honor Orlando victimsin May showed the system destroyed 99.99 percent of the chemicals of concern.
Edwards orders flags lowered to honor Orlando victims
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 13 days ago
in May showed the system destroyed 99.99 percent of the chemicals of concern. Sales tax 'cleanup' bills to be delayed by Louisiana SenateSales tax 'cleanup' bills to be delayed by Louisiana Senate Senators intend to stall efforts to clean up... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
EPA approves contained-burn system; M6 destruction can beginin May showed the system destroyed 99.99 percent of the chemicals of concern.
EPA approves contained-burn system; M6 destruction can begin
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 13 days ago
in May showed the system destroyed 99.99 percent of the chemicals of concern. Sales tax 'cleanup' bills to be delayed by Louisiana SenateSales tax 'cleanup' bills to be delayed by Louisiana Senate Senators intend to stall efforts to clean up... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Sales tax 'cleanup' bills to be delayed by Louisiana Senate Senators intend to stall efforts to clean up sales taxes unintentionally char
Sales tax 'cleanup' bills to be delayed by Louisiana Senate
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 13 days ago
Senators intend to stall efforts to clean up sales taxes unintentionally charged on items like school lunches and Girl Scout... Read more
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The Advocate
Jeff Sadow: House should hold firm on fiscal restraintDuring the 2016 regular session, in the service of Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwar
Jeff Sadow: House should hold firm on fiscal restraint
The Advocate / Posted 15 days ago
During the 2016 regular session, in the service of Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana Senate earned its sobriquet as the “graveyard of reform.” But on the issue of state spending, the House of Representatives may have the last laugh at... Read more
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The Advocate
Only about half pay under Baton Rouge’s red light camera honor systemstate legislature, according to city-parish officials, but the state appears to
Only about half pay under Baton Rouge’s red light camera honor system
The Advocate / Posted 22 days ago
state legislature, according to city-parish officials, but the state appears to be moving in the opposite direction. The Louisiana senate just unanimously passed a bill requiring local governments to post signs warning drivers of red light... Read more
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The Advocate
Only about half pay under Baton Rouge’s red light camera honor systemstate legislature, according to city-parish officials, but the state appears to
Only about half pay under Baton Rouge’s red light camera honor system
The Advocate / Posted 22 days ago
state legislature, according to city-parish officials, but the state appears to be moving in the opposite direction. The Louisiana senate just unanimously passed a bill requiring local governments to post signs warning drivers of red light... Read more
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Al.com
Louisiana House votes to require students to recite Declaration of Independence dailystatehouse in Baton Rouge. Lawmakers should stop trying to micromanage schools,
Louisiana House votes to require students to recite Declaration of Independence daily
Al.com / Posted 24 days ago
statehouse in Baton Rouge. Lawmakers should stop trying to micromanage schools, she said. The bill will now head to the Louisiana Senate. The legislative session ends on Monday (June 6). Since the bill is moving so late, it is not clear whether... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards: AG Jeff Landry is testing boundariesno way indicative of the things we are doing.” In the latest boundary battle,
Gov. John Bel Edwards: AG Jeff Landry is testing boundaries
The Advocate / Posted 24 days ago
no way indicative of the things we are doing.” In the latest boundary battle, Edwards appears to be winning — so far. The Louisiana Senate rejected an attempt to break the attorney general’s budget into a separate bill to give him more control.... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards: AG Jeff Landry is testing boundariesway indicative of the things we are doing.” In the latest boundary battle, Edw
Gov. John Bel Edwards: AG Jeff Landry is testing boundaries
The Advocate / Posted 24 days ago
way indicative of the things we are doing.” In the latest boundary battle, Edwards appears to be winning -- so far. The Louisiana Senate rejected an attempt to break the Attorney General’s budget into a separate bill to give him more control.... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Stelly gives perspective on upcoming special sessionThe Louisiana Senate has backed a $26 billion budget proposal for next year tha
Stelly gives perspective on upcoming special session
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 24 days ago
The Louisiana Senate has backed a $26 billion budget proposal for next year that would levy cuts across most state government programs. Yet one former local lawmaker said they must look beyond cuts to raise revenue. The budget proposal approved by... Read more
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Roll Call
Poll: Boustany, Fleming Trail in Louisiana Senate Racefor Rep. Charles Boustany Jr., and 5.2 percent for Rep. John Fleming, who are a
Poll: Boustany, Fleming Trail in Louisiana Senate Race
Roll Call / Posted 24 days ago
for Rep. Charles Boustany Jr., and 5.2 percent for Rep. John Fleming, who are also Republicans. [Third Candidate Joins Louisiana Senate Race] Boustany is in second place in the poll and Fleming fourth in the eight-candidate field, according to... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana Senate approves budget drastically different from House version; here are next stepsif it plans to hash out a spending plan before heading into a second special se
Louisiana Senate approves budget drastically different from House version; here are next steps
The Advocate / Posted 24 days ago
if it plans to hash out a spending plan before heading into a second special session on the state’s financial issues. The Louisiana Senate on Wednesday quickly passed its version of the budget that would go into effect July 1, but the chamber’s... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
WATCH LIVE AT 7NEWS SUNRISE: Flooding and drainage issuesJury Drainage Committee will hold a meeting to update the public on a drainage
WATCH LIVE AT 7NEWS SUNRISE: Flooding and drainage issues
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 25 days ago
Jury Drainage Committee will hold a meeting to update the public on a drainage study the police jury authorized. The Louisiana Senate gives the thumbs up to the budget, but senators are not necessarily proud of it. Hurricane season... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana Senate approves budget drastically different from House versionif it plans to hash out a spending plan before heading into a second special se
Louisiana Senate approves budget drastically different from House version
The Advocate / Posted 25 days ago
if it plans to hash out a spending plan before heading into a second special session on the state’s financial issues. The Louisiana Senate on Wednesday quickly passed its version of the budget that would go into effect July 1, but the chamber’s... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana Senate approves budget drastically different from House versionif it plans to hash out a spending plan before heading into a second special se
Louisiana Senate approves budget drastically different from House version
The Advocate / Posted 25 days ago
if it plans to hash out a spending plan before heading into a second special session on the state’s financial issues. The Louisiana Senate on Wednesday quickly passed its version of the budget that would go into effect July 1, but the chamber’s... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Senate backs bills to pay for construction work, judgesBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has backed a package of budget bil
Senate backs bills to pay for construction work, judges
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 25 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has backed a package of budget bills to finance construction work and pay for the legislative and judicial branches. The $4 billion construction budget supported by the Senate is about $500 million larger... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana Senate approves budget drastically different from House versionThe Louisiana Senate on Wednesday quickly passed its version of the state budge
Louisiana Senate approves budget drastically different from House version
The Advocate / Posted 25 days ago
The Louisiana Senate on Wednesday quickly passed its version of the state budget for the coming year, signing off on a nearly $26 billion plan that Gov. John Bel Edwards says is $600 million off of meeting the state’s priorities. Edwards, a Democrat... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana Senate approves budget drastically different from House versionThe Louisiana Senate on Wednesday quickly passed its version of the state budge
Louisiana Senate approves budget drastically different from House version
The Advocate / Posted 25 days ago
The Louisiana Senate on Wednesday quickly passed its version of the state budget for the coming year, signing off on a nearly $26 billion plan that Gov. John Bel Edwards says is $600 million off of meeting the state’s priorities. Edwards, a Democrat... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana Senate slated to take up budget drastically different from House versionThe Louisiana Senate is scheduled to take up and will likely pass its version o
Louisiana Senate slated to take up budget drastically different from House version
The Advocate / Posted 25 days ago
The Louisiana Senate is scheduled to take up and will likely pass its version of the nearly $26 billion state budget proposal today. The proposed spending plan up for consideration in the Senate drastically differs from the budget that the House... Read more
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Best of New Orleans Gambit
I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans This Week, May 31, 2016philosophy from Washington D.C. ... and tell me how to do my business." — Jeffe
I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans This Week, May 31, 2016
Best of New Orleans Gambit / Posted 25 days ago
philosophy from Washington D.C. ... and tell me how to do my business." — Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand to the Louisiana Senate Judiciary A Committee May 25. Normand and New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison testified... Read more
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The Advocate
In lopsided vote, Louisiana Senate elects to ease restrictions on seeing physical therapistsAfter a burst of testimonials for physical therapists, the Louisiana Senate app
In lopsided vote, Louisiana Senate elects to ease restrictions on seeing physical therapists
The Advocate / Posted 26 days ago
After a burst of testimonials for physical therapists, the Louisiana Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would allow patients to visit therapists without a physician’s referral. The vote was 31-7. The measure, Senate Bill 291, next faces action in... Read more
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The Advocate
Senate panel returns many state construction projects to capital outlay budgetA Louisiana Senate committee rewrote the House’s version of legislation that pr
Senate panel returns many state construction projects to capital outlay budget
The Advocate / Posted 26 days ago
A Louisiana Senate committee rewrote the House’s version of legislation that provides spending authority for state construction projects. Revenue & Fiscal Chairman JP Morrell agreed with the House’s concerns that some projects had lingered for years... Read more
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The Advocate
Capital outlay budget clears Senate committeeA Louisiana Senate committee rewrote the House’s version of legislation that pr
Capital outlay budget clears Senate committee
The Advocate / Posted 27 days ago
A Louisiana Senate committee rewrote the House’s version of legislation that provides spending authority for state construction projects. Revenue & Fiscal Chairman JP Morrell agreed with the House’s concerns that some projects had lingered for years... Read more
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The Advocate
Capital outlay budget clears Senate committeeA Louisiana Senate committee rewrote the House’s version of legislation that pr
Capital outlay budget clears Senate committee
The Advocate / Posted 27 days ago
A Louisiana Senate committee rewrote the House’s version of legislation that provides spending authority for state construction projects. Revenue & Fiscal Chairman JP Morrell agreed with the House’s concerns that some projects had lingered for years... Read more
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