Thomas Carmody

Sue Lincoln

Governor John Bel Edwards saw some victories for his agenda in the Senate this week, with the advancement of criminal justice reforms and anti-discrimination legislation, as well as a bill to increase the minimum wage. The House, on the other hand?

“Quite frankly, I’m disappointed – particularly in the House,” the governor said, with a sigh.


courtesy: Marcus Hunter

A full day of action at the Capitol Wednesday often took on the qualities of the Twilight Zone.

In the House Municipal Affairs Committee, there was Shreveport Representative Thomas Carmody’s bill to require elections in order to remove military monuments.

Rex Fortenberry

If the votes on the alcohol tax increase are an accurate indication, a new alliance in the House between Democrats and moderate Republicans may leave the hard-line conservatives who’ve been holding up the revenue-raisers hung out to dry.

Though the alcohol tax hike failed to pass by 5 votes on Friday, it came up again Sunday evening. 

  When legislators return from their four-day Easter recess this afternoon, the full House will take up a rather controversial bill—naming “the Holy Bible” as the official state book of Louisiana.