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  1. Republican tax proposal moves forward, but might not have the votes to passRead the original story

    May 24, 2018 |

    The Louisiana House committee on taxes only let one major tax proposal survive Thursday , the measure sponsored by the head of the House Republican Caucus. The Republican-controlled group rejected several other tax bills , including those backed by Gov. John Bel Edwards , a Democrat, and other Republican legislators that tend to work more across the aisle with Democrats.


  2. John Bel Edwards vetoes budget; lawmakers to start from scratch in special sessionRead the original story

    May 18, 2018 |

    Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday vetoed the $28.5 billion state budget sent to his desk by the Louisiana Legislature the day before, setting up another round of fiscal wrangling that will begin Tuesday in a special session. The proposal before him cut nearly a quarter of the general fund dollars from nearly every state agency.


  3. Louisiana House sends $28 billion budget with deep cuts to governor's deskRead the original story

    May 17, 2018 |

    State Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, pushed for the approval of a $28 billion state budget although lawmakers will have to reconvene in special session next week to address a $648 million revenue gap due to hit July 1. The Louisiana House of Representatives left intact the spending priorities their Senate counterparts set when its members voted Thursday to approve a state budget exceeding more than $28 billion for the fiscal year that starts July 1. House Bill 1 was advanced to Gov. John Bel Edwards on a 61-37 vote . Lawmakers are expected to end their regular session as soon as Friday, and then reconvene Tuesday for a special tax session.


  4. Governor will decide whether riverboat casinos get more gambling, move on landRead the original story

    May 16, 2018 |

    The legislation is now headed to the governor for his signature. Edwards has said previously that he would be inclined to sign the riverboat casino bill, but Richard Carbo, his spokesman, said Tuesday night that the governor was going to review the proposal before making a final decision on it.


  5. He was considered the father of the offshore oil industry. Can you name him?Read the original story

    May 16, 2018 |

    The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people who have made New Orleans New Orleans, featuring original artwork commissioned by The legacy : Doc Laborde started as a roustabout on an oil rig. But he was a quick study, and one with a knack for problem-solving that would see him hailed in some quarters as the father of the offshore oil industry.


  6. Louisiana House passes budget that would shutter hospitals, reduce TOPSRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 |

    The Louisiana House voted 55-47 for a state operating budget Thursday that includes $648 million worth of cuts that would result in the closing of hospitals, nursing homes and medical residency programs for doctors throughout the state as early as July. More than 46,000 people who are elderly and disabled would lose their nursing home slots and 24-hour home health care services in July as a result if the House budget plan was adopted.


  7. Former Franklinton Police Chief Lynn Armand dies at 73Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2018 |

    Former Franklinton Police Chief Lynn Armand, a former U.S. Marine who headed up the municipal law enforcement agency for 23 years, died Saturday at his home in Mount Hermon . He was 73. A native of Marksville, La., Armand joined the Marines after high school, serving from 1961 to 1966, the police department reported on its Facebook page.


  8. Settlement reached over 6-year-old boy's killing by officers in MarksvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2018 |

    A settlement agreement has been reached in a family's lawsuit over the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old autistic boy during a traffic stop by law enforcement in Louisiana. U.S. District Judge Dee Drell dismissed the suit late Thursday as the parties worked toward a final agreement.


  9. The first city in North America? It's closer than you think.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2017 |

    The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018 and highlighting the moments and people that connect and inspire us. Today, the series continues with the 2014 declaration of Poverty Point in Marksville a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


  10. See the best roadside attractions in all 64 Louisiana parishesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2017 |

    The Rice , a historic Art Deco-style movie house built in 1939, is the spot for live music and theater in Acadia Parish. Find the landmark at 323 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley.


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