State Rep. Stuart Bishop, R-Lafayette, issued an apology to his fellow lawmakers Wednesday morning for engaging in a fist fight with another state legislator after a report from The News Star surfaced about the incident.
The special legislative session to address the state's budget shortfall for next fiscal year ended early, with no solution in sight. The Legislature spent two weeks in an impasse over how to replace revenue that's set to expire after June 30. Unable to compromise, lawmakers will head into a regular session starting Monday to draft the state's budget for next fiscal year.
State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle of Baton Rouge talks about divisions in the city, the state, and in the nation. Marcelle is asking President Donald Trump to tone down his rhetoric as hostilities heighten in the aftermath of last week’s tragedy in Charlottesville.
Former lawmaker Melissa Flournoy and conservative commentator Quin Hillyer exchange views on state and national politics as legislators in Baton Rouge and in the beltway weigh their support for initiatives from Gov. John Bel Edwards and President Donald Trump.