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  1. Louisiana budget balanced, but with $36 million tied up in lawsuitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Louisiana state Sen. Eric LaFleur, D-Ville Platte, says he's convinced that money will become available for the state budget from almost $36 million in an escrow account tied to tax litigation. Louisiana state Sen. Eric LaFleur, D-Ville Platte, says he's convinced that money will become available for the state budget from almost $36 million in an escrow account tied to tax litigation.

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  2. Louisiana Legislature passes state budget -- a week lateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2017 | NOLA.com

    The Louisiana Senate -- under the direction of Eric LaFleur, D-Ville Platte -- approved the state budget plan Friday . The plan now heads to the governor's desk .

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  3. 1 pitting Louisiana governor, attorney general resolved; another remainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Louisiana legislators say they have worked out a deal to resolve at least one of the lawsuits between Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry and Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards , two statewide elected officials who have clashed repeatedly since taking office in January 2016. They say Landry is supposed to drop his suit against the governor over access to $4 million in an escrow account after a legislative bill containing an agreement between the two elected officials passed Tuesday .

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  4. Louisiana Senate passes budget that funds TOPS, maybe cuts medical schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | NOLA.com

    The Louisiana Senate passed its version of the state budget Saturday . Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell and Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, were two of the people most involved in building it.

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  5. Louisiana Senate committee funds TOPS, reduces mental health funding in state budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Louisiana House Speaker Taylor Barras, left, and Senate President John Alario, right, will be involved in negotiations over the state budget that is supposed to go into place July 1. Louisiana House Speaker Taylor Barras, left, and Senate President John Alario, right, will be involved in negotiations over the state budget that is supposed to go into place July 1. The Louisiana Senate Finance Committee approved a budget plan Thursday that fully funds the TOPS college scholarship, gives more money to state universities and avoids the early release of inmates from prison in the fiscal year that starts July 1. But the Senate committee spending plan still leaves New Orleans' two medical schools vulnerable to cuts and reduces mental health services for children and adults after July 1. The committee also decided to spend $206 million the House had intended to set aside to deal with midyear ... (more)

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  6. Don't invest Louisiana money in terrorism-linked countries, companies, lawmakers sayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | NOLA.com

    A bill to forbid investment of Louisiana public money in countries or companies connected to terrorist activity passed the Senate Finance Committee on Monday . Senate Bill 223 by Sen. Neil Riser, R- Columbia , would prohibit investment in Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria and in companies that engage in business with these countries.

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  7. Bonehead Bill of the Week: Don't block the sunblock: EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Sometimes a Bonehead Bill is required to deal with the bonehead unintended consequences of well-meaning government rules. That is the case with House Bill 412 by Rep. H. Bernard LeBas, D-Ville Platte, to allow "students to possess and self-apply sunscreen at school, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored function or activity without parental consent or a physician's authorization."

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  8. How much will Louisiana make off medical marijuana sales?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | NOLA.com

    The lucrative nature of medical marijuana sales was at the center of a Louisiana House committee discussion on a law that puts the state into the distribution business. LSU and Southern University plan to grow marijuana for use as medical treatments, as authorized under 2016 legislation to legalize and regulate the distribution.

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  9. Sewage pipe fixed to improve water quality near Mandeville beachRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | NOLA.com

    A busted sewage pipe that caused a spike in Bayou Castine fecal coliform levels and triggered concerns for those using the nearby new beach on the Mandeville lakefront was repaired Monday , Mayor Donald Villere said. Water quality in the bayou will be closely monitored over the next few days to make sure that the repair has corrected to the problem.

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  10. 'It's the system': Inmate's relatives blame more...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 | NOLA.com

    When Jeanine McNeal visited her 15-year-old nephew Jaquin Thomas last year at the Orleans Justice Center jail, she was alarmed to learn he'd been beaten by other inmates. "His face was twice the size it should have been, and I thought I was going to pass out at that point," said McNeal.

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  11. Hidden cash? Louisiana Senate leader tries to track accountsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 | NOLA.com

    As Louisiana does the equivalent of scraping the state's couch cushions for cash, lawmakers are realizing millions of dollars remain socked away in savings accounts that agencies, boards and commissions never told them existed. Sen. Eric LaFleur, chairman of the Senate budget committee, has been trying to get an accounting of what's out there -- and determine whether some of that money can help fill continuing budget gaps.

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  12. 7 hours before deadline, Louisiana Legislature OKs budget deal close to what governor proposedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Gov. John Bel Edwards got much of what he wanted in terms of closing the $304 midyear budget deficit, but he agreed to look at a Louisiana House plan for permanent spending cuts for the next budget cycle. to eliminate state government's $304 million budget deficit, compromising with legislation somewhat similar to what Gov. John Bel Edwards originally proposed.

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  13. Louisiana Senate calls some House budget fixes unworkable, plans vote on a different plan SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, will help put together the Senate budget proposal voted on Sunday . . Senate leadership indicated it was unhappy with some of the financing measures and government reductions made by the lower chamber, but won't necessarily go along with everything Gov. John Bel Edwards wants either.

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  14. Senate leadership sides with Gov. John Bel Edwards, moves rainy day fund plan forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, is sponsoring the rainy day fund legislation in the 2017 special session. that it more or less agrees with Gov. John Bel Edwards ' plan to tap the state rainy day fund for help eliminating the $304 million midyear budget deficit.

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  15. John Bel Edwards will not be proposing taxes, fees to fix midyear budget problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Gov. John Bel Edwards said taxes and fees won't be part of his proposal to close a $304.2 million midyear budget deficit. that he won't allow new tax bills to even be filed for the special session held.

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  16. John Bel Edwards to unveil plan this week for closing $304M deficitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2017 | NOLA.com

    Gov. John Bel Edwards will unveil his plan for closing the state's $304 million budget hole Friday . ( Gov. John Bel Edwards ' administration will unveil its proposal for eliminating Louisiana's $304 million deficit to lawmakers Friday, a budget-rebalancing plan that will hinge on the governor's plan to call a special legislative session for mid-February.

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  17. Settlement reached over Ville Platte police officer's 'deviant' photos of womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 | NOLA.com

    A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit that accuses a Louisiana police officer of forcing two women to expose their breasts so he could photograph them during a roadside encounter. A court filing says the settlement was reached Wednesday, but attorneys for the two women and the city of Ville Platte said Thursday that the deal's terms haven't been finalized yet.

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  18. Louisiana budget cuts delayed in hopes of sparing higher edRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2016 | NOLA.com

    John Bel Edwards' budget directory, Jay Dardenne, told lawmakers Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, that he didn't see any way to avoid cuts to higher education as the state tries to balance its budget. Gov. John Bel Edwards agreed to put off midyear budget cuts at the request of legislators Friday who are hoping the state can find a way to spare higher education from reductions.

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