Editorial

Edwards: Cuts may worsen, but no special session

Given the mounting concern over the state’s incoming revenue this fiscal year, several conversations at high levels have been had about a potential special session of the Louisiana Legislature, but it’s unlikely that one will actually be called, according to Gov. John Bel Edwards.Read More...
November 11, 2016 at 11:22 am
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State budget hearings slated for December

Eager to get a jumpstart on finding savings for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the House Appropriations Committee is planning a set of meetings for the first two weeks of December to begin reviewing agency budgets. Read More...
November 04, 2016 at 9:51 am
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GOP group pledges $1.5M for 2019 legislative elections

The independent expenditure group that helped Republicans overtake the Louisiana Legislature, under the leadership of outgoing U.S. Sen. David Vitter, has been reborn. Read More...
October 21, 2016 at 8:42 am
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Don’t worry about your portfolio this election season

By Ryan LeBlanc

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October 21, 2016 at 8:00 am
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U.S. Senate race might feel like a closed primary

Media coverage in Louisiana of the fall U.S. Senate race has often veered toward descriptions of mini-closed primaries playing out inside of the state’s storied jungle primary. Read More...
October 14, 2016 at 11:17 am
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Follow up possible for ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill

The police-involved shootings in Baton Rouge this summer, and other tragedies like it nationally, have inspired a state legislator to look into ways to expand upon the so-called “Blue Lives Matter” law that was approved in Louisiana earlier this year. Read More...
October 07, 2016 at 11:00 am
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La. tech college system ponders post-growth strategy

Following a record number of graduates and four-year transfers, officials with the Louisiana Community and Technical College System are wondering where additional resources will come from now that a special fund that partly contributed to this growth has been expended. Read More...
September 30, 2016 at 11:00 am
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Will the Louisiana Lottery face competition?

It has been a banner year for the Louisiana Lottery, with record profits being reported a major accolades being doled out for its leadership. Read More...
September 23, 2016 at 10:26 am
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Opponents keep a spotlight on Duke

The Louisiana Democratic Party doesn’t want to see David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, gain any momentum in his U.S. Senate bid, but its political apparatus is continuing to shine a bright light on the divisive figure. Read More...
September 16, 2016 at 3:24 pm
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Ideas for fiscal reform session coming soon

The task force charged with making tax and budget recommendations for next year’s regular session should have its report ready for legislative leaders by the end of the month. Read More...
September 09, 2016 at 9:37 am
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Louisiana’s early game laws

By Terry Jones

By the turn of the 20th century, Louisiana’s waterfowl and game animals were in trouble. Non-stop hunting by people trying to put meat on the table and market hunters supplying venison, ducks, as well as geese to restaurants and deer hides to leather clothiers was pushing some animals to the brink of extinction. Read More...
September 02, 2016 at 11:30 am
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Minor spike in tax collections will be temporary

As the state grapples with mounting recovery expenses and looks to the federal government for financial assistance, economists are also expecting what could be a minor uptick in tax collections in the wake of the flooding in south Louisiana. Read More...
September 02, 2016 at 11:27 am
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State departments are spread thin with flooding

In response to record levels of flooding across south Louisiana, state offices in 27 parishes were shut down on Monday and Tuesday as essential personnel turned their attention to ongoing search and rescue operations.Read More...
August 19, 2016 at 12:22 pm
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Senators urge speed on Medicaid contract

Senate Health and Welfare Chairman Fred Mills said he and his committee are pushing state officials to make a decision soon on how to move forward with Louisiana’s massive Medicaid processing contract. Read More...
August 12, 2016 at 1:55 pm
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Louisiana’s federal races slammed with candidates

On the Nov. 8 ballot in Louisiana there will be 63 different candidates running in seven federal races for the U.S House and Senate, meaning voters will have plenty of names to choose from — possibly more than any other time in recent history. Read More...
July 29, 2016 at 10:10 am
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Metairie man accused of molesting 2 Boutte children
Metairie man accused of molesting 2 Boutte children
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Franklin Martinez Maradiaga of Metairie has been charged with two counts of sexual battery of two juveniles.