Gene Reynolds

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Louisiana House Natural Resources Committee members are bugged by some plant problems: too much of one, and the die-off of another. The first needs more bugs to eat it; the second needs a way to kill the bugs causing it.


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The House worked long and hard Monday, passing Senate bills before the session countdown clock required shifting to a two-thirds majority vote on all items.


Sue Lincoln

 It’s budget day, as the full House considers HB 1. Opinions on the current position of the bill are varied.

“HB 1 as it stands right now is an absolute disaster,” says Minden Democrat Gene Reynolds.

Monroe Democrat Marcus Hunter concurs.

“I think it’s a deplorable piece of legislation,” he says.

Baton Rouge Republican Barry Ivey thinks it’s just fine.

“I believe that, at the end, the solutions and the funding – everything’s going to work out,” Ivey said.

Dr. Brian Salvatore

The House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment was packed on Wednesday as Representative Gene Reynolds (D-Minden) presented House Bill 11, which Reynolds filed "strictly to stop the open burn of munitions in the state of Louisiana.” 


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“This bill would prohibit requiring school uniforms,” Representative Chris Broadwater of Hammond  told the House Education Committee Wednesday. And he acknowledged it’s one of the most controversial bills he’s ever authored.

But there’s a backstory to the measure. It’s part of a practical lesson in civics.

Sue Lincoln

There are more than 1200 bills filed for the regular legislative session which starts today, but the one of greatest concern is undoubtedly House Bill 1 – the budget.

“We have to fashion a budget, with the revenue that’s available, that’s going to be $800-million short,” Governor John Bel Edwards said, following the close of the special session last Wednesday.