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Sue Lincoln

The full House will consider two plans for resolving the $304-million budget shortfall Friday, and neither of them is the Governor's proposal. 


Alyssa Eilers

After passing two budget cutting bills on to the House floor Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee spent much of its meeting time today arguing a measure that was shot down in the Senate last year.

“Had we pulled the trigger on this last year, we would be $74,558,000 to the good, that we would not be looking for today,” House Speaker Taylor Barras said of his resolution.

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The House Appropriations Committee took up its part of the budget fix Wednesday afternoon, making changes to the Governor’s plan to resolve the $304 million deficit for this fiscal year. 


Kevin Frey

Louisiana’s full Senate convened as a disciplinary committee Wednesday morning, preparing for next Monday’s hearing on whether or not to remove Napoleonville Senator Troy Brown from office.


Sue Lincoln

The Senate Finance Committee met Tuesday afternoon, getting right to work on advancing authorization to use one-third of the Budget Stabilization Fund, also referred to as the Rainy Day Fund. 


Curiouser and Curiouser

Feb 14, 2017
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The Governor and House Republican leaders met behind closed doors this morning and again this afternoon – and ultimately cancelled scheduled public discussion in the House Appropriations Committee.


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With four bangs of the gavel and the call of, “The House will come to order,” Louisiana’s legislature convened in special session last evening.


Sue Lincoln

Lawmakers head to Baton Rouge today, for the 6:30 p.m. convening of a special legislative session. As they do so, they might want to take note of the new University of New Orleans Survey Research poll, conducted last week.

“People are aware of what’s going on. They are paying attention,” UNO’s Dr. Ed Chervenak says of the statewide survey, which he supervised.

S. Lincoln

After nearly a year of focus groups and public meetings, the Louisiana Department of Education is releasing its final version of the state’s ESSA plan the end of this month.


Sue Lincoln

“When will the federal decision in Alton Sterling be issued? I do not know, as that decision will be made by federal authorities,” East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore says.

The D.A. called a press conference Wednesday to release a report of his own, prompted in part by the public concerns over the Alton Sterling shooting last July.


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