One day after word of a possible teacher walkout hit the Capitol, Gov. John Bel Edwards appeared on the building’s steps to publicly urge House members to approve the school funding formula pushed by his administration. […]
The chatter among the lawmakers and lobbyists at late last month at the annual LegisGator event, at L’Auberge in Lake Charles, included reports on a commercial many had seen on their hotel television screens that morning. […]
When lawmakers debate taxes and spending during the next session another budget issue should be added to the mix.
And that would be departmental reforms, according to Senate Natural Resources Chairman Norby Chabert, R-Houma. […]
Despite pleas to hold a hearing before the regular session ends, 19th Judicial District Court Judge William Morvant appears prepared to wait until August to address a lawsuit that questions the employment status of Education Superintendent John White. […]
In what could be described as an exercise in star-crossed politics, the left-leaning Louisiana Budget Project and the right-leaning Americans For Prosperity officially joined forces Monday to oppose the creation of a rural jobs tax credit. […]
There’s no money in the House-passed budget to address legal judgments that have been decided against the state and lawmakers are doubtful that any new dollars will be added to the spending plan to pay them next fiscal year, according to Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry, R-Metairie. […]
While House and Senate leaders contend a proposed increase to the state gasoline tax still has a long road ahead in the ongoing regular session, supporters aren’t letting up on their push to generate more money for Louisiana’s overwhelming transportation needs. […]