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  1. Louisiana House, Senate's appear to be closing in on budget deal as session end nearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | The Advocate

    Sen. Bodi White, left, R-Central, and Senate President John Alario, right, R-Westwego, in a scene during activity in the Louisiana Senate, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Sen. Bodi White, left, R-Central, and Senate President John Alario, right, R-Westwego, in a scene during activity in the Louisiana Senate, Thursday, April 20, 2017.

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  2. Video: Reps. Valarie Hodges, Barbara Norton get into tense exchange...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | The Advocate

    A bill that aims to bar the state's money from being invested with companies and countries that support terrorism prompted a debate over Israel and the state Legislature's role in international affairs on Monday. Senate Bill 223 would prohibit investments from the state's "special funds" from being invested in companies that directly, or indirectly, deal with countries viewed as terrorist-friendly, including Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.

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  3. Louisiana House Democrats leader announces he's stepping down amid ongoing budget battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | The Advocate

    From left, Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin, talks with House Republicans leader Rep. Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, and House Democrats leader Gene Reynolds, D-Minden, Thursday, May 25, 2017 in the House Chamber at the State Capitol. House Republicans threatened to spike six criminal justice reform bills on Thursday scheduled to receive votes, responding to a move by House Democrats the previous day which blocked the state's construction budget.

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  4. Formula for success -- State website connects businesses with projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | The Advocate

    Work is done in 2016 in New Iberia on part of the Sasol ethane cracker project being built in Westlake. A new website will help connect Louisiana businesses to potential contracts involving billions worth of industrial projects in the state.

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  5. Political Horizons: House settles for status quo instead of repairing shaky financial structureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | The Advocate

    Talk around the State Capitol is about how little was done by a divisive Louisiana House in the session that ends Thursday. Much of the fighting has been over the state budget.

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  6. Legislative session has been roughRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | The Advocate

    With less than a week to go, the acrimonious 2017 session of the Louisiana Legislature is poised to be remembered more for the ideas discarded than for the bills that will be passed. House and Senate leaders on both sides are pretty sure they can approve a $29 billion state spending plan for next fiscal year before the session adjourns at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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  7. Senate advances budget that fully funds TOPSRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | The Advocate

    Sen. eric LaFleur, left, D-Ville Platte, talks with Sen. conrad Appel, right, R-Metairie, in a scene during activity in the Louisiana Senate, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Sen. eric LaFleur, left, D-Ville Platte, talks with Sen. conrad Appel, right, R-Metairie, in a scene during activity in the Louisiana Senate, Thursday, April 20, 2017.

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  8. House Speaker Barras' leadership questioned, conservatives rally behind himRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | The Advocate

    Speaker of the House Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, left, and Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, share a laugh after Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed the joint session during opening day at the Louisiana legislature Monday April 10, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La. The state Republican Party and conservatives in the state House rallied behind Speaker Taylor Barras after long-simmering questions about his leadership burst into the open on two fronts.

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  9. Our Views: Legislative lemmings trot toward cliffRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2017 | The Advocate

    Louisiana House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, as House begins business Thursday, May 25, 2017, with a Memorial Day ceremony. As the state faces more than a billion dollars in red ink, Louisiana lawmakers are poised to spend even more money on yet another special session to do what they should have done already - agree on a solution to keep state government solvent.

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  10. rundownRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Speaker of the House Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, left, watches as Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, right, gavels the joint session to order prior to Gov. John Bel Edwards addressing a joint meeting of the Louisiana legislature to open the second special session Tuesday morning June 7, 2016. Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Speaker of the House Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, left, watches as Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, right, gavels the joint session to order prior to Gov. John Bel Edwards addressing a joint meeting of the Louisiana legislature to open the second special session Tuesday morning June 7, 2016.

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  11. Stephanie Grace: GOP "plan" was a charadeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | The Advocate

    Louisiana House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, as House begins business Thursday, May 25, 2017, with a Memorial Day ceremony. House Speaker Taylor Barras, conceded as much Wednesday, when he told reporters that a special session to address the looming fiscal cliff is in the cards.

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  12. House won't pass revenue measures to address 'fiscal cliff,' Speaker...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | The Advocate

    Louisiana House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, as House begins business Thursday, May 25, 2017, with a Memorial Day ceremony. The Louisiana Legislature won't provide a long-term fix for the state's continuing budget problems before the regular session ends in two weeks because Republicans in the House have balked at raising the needed revenue.

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  13. New hurdle for bid to boost TOPS grade requirementsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | The Advocate

    Quick approval by the state Senate of a resolution that would launch a wide-ranging study of TOPS is a new roadblock for the push to raise standards for the scholarship, officials said Thursday. "I think it is going to be a tough fight," said state Rep. Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge and sponsor of a bill that would raise the minimum high school GPA needed for TOPS.

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  14. A special session is inevitable, speaker Taylor Barras says, as 'fiscal cliff' loomsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | The Advocate

    As Rep. Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, left, and Rep. Polly Thomas, R-Metairie, right, watch, House Spreaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, center, appears before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday Feb. 21, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La. Speaker Taylor Barras conceded that the state House will not raise enough revenue before the ongoing regular session ends in two weeks to fill a looming budget deficit.

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  15. House passes campus free speech bill on second tryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | The Advocate

    Republican House Majority Leader Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, center, and House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, right, listen Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry Jr., R-Metairie, left, during a legislative recess on the House floor while awaiting legislation from the Senate which addresses the state budget deficit Monday Feb. 20, 2017, in Baton Rouge. On a second go-around the Louisiana House late Wednesday approved legislation to ensure the free speech of controversial speakers on state college campuses and to penalize students who disrupt it.

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  16. No solution yet on next year's budget or 'fiscal cliff,' Gov. Edwards ...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2017 | The Advocate

    From left, State Director of Planning & Budget Barry DussA1 2; Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego; Administration Commissioner Jay Dardenne and House Spreaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia; chat after Alario appearec before the House Appropriations Committee to present his Senate Concurrent Resolution 2 that would tap $99 million from the rainy day fund, the key effort to close the budget deficit, Tuesday Feb. 21, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La.

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  17. Consent decree under reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2017 | The Advocate

    City-parish officials on Tuesday disputed fired Police Chief Dewayne White's claim this week that the Police Department is unlikely to come out from under a decades-old federal consent decree that forbids discriminatory hiring practices against black people and women. "Unfortunately, it's a situation where we can do some things, but there are some things we can't help."

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  18. Amid talks of reform, push for diversity in Baton Rouge Police...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2017 | The Advocate

    Four decades ago, the U.S. Justice Department issued an unequivocal warning to some three dozen Louisiana cities: Diversify your police and fire departments or risk losing federal funding. The edict, delivered during a closed-door meeting, followed a civil-rights investigation that found a pattern of discriminatory hiring practices from New Iberia to Monroe, and it resulted in a sweeping court settlement intended to shatter the glass ceilings of the state's law enforcement community, which had been dominated by white males since its inception.

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  19. Our Views: How to salvage a disappointing sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 | The Advocate

    House Speaker Taylor Barras, right, R-New Iberia, talks with House Clerk Alfred 'Butch' Speer, left, in a scene during activity in the House of Representatives, Thursday, April 20, 2017. House Speaker Taylor Barras, right, R-New Iberia, talks with House Clerk Alfred 'Butch' Speer, left, in a scene during activity in the House of Representatives, Thursday, April 20, 2017.

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  20. Don't miss these events in the Acadiana areaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | The Advocate

    Patrons prepare for the splash at the white water carnival ride during last year's Cajun Heartland State Fair. The event returns 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday at the fairgrounds around the Cajundome in Lafayette.

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