- Governor wants to suspend state worker pay raises next year Updated: May-04-16 12:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration wants to scrap pay raises for Louisiana's state workers next year, saying the state can't afford them.
- State Supreme Court kicks justice of the peace out of office Updated: May-04-16 7:48 am
NEW ROADS, Louisiana - A suspended Pointe Coupee Parish justice of the peace has been removed from office by the Louisiana Supreme Court.
- Lawmakers want to scrap concealed carry fees for veterans Updated: May-04-16 4:55 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's lawmakers have decided veterans should be exempt from having to pay a state fee to get a concealed carry permit.
- Electronic driver's license bill moves to Senate for hearing Updated: May-04-16 4:54 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State senators will consider whether Louisiana drivers should be permitted to carry electronic licenses, after the proposal met little resistance from the full House.
- House backs bid to allow national sex survey in high schools Updated: May-03-16 7:32 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State senators will consider whether to allow a national sex survey in Louisiana public high schools.
- 72-hour wait time for abortions in La. nears final passage Updated: May-03-16 7:30 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A proposal to triple the wait time for an abortion in Louisiana is nearing final legislative passage, winning support from an overwhelming number of state lawmakers in both the House and Senate.
- Agriculture department advertising bill wins final passage Updated: May-03-16 6:57 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The state agriculture department will be able to sell ads for its state-owned property, after the Senate gave final legislative passage to the proposal.
- The Latest: Longer abortion wait time nearing final passage Updated: May-03-16 5:40 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Latest on legislative action on bills that would add new restrictions on abortion (all times local):
- Medical marijuana expansion effort edges ahead in House Updated: May-03-16 2:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A year after lawmakers created the framework for a medical marijuana program in Louisiana, medicinal-grade pot hasn't reached the hands of a single patient amid regulatory hurdles built into the law.
- Senate committee kills bill to allow for hemp growth, study Updated: May-03-16 1:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State Rep. Jack Montoucet's push to allow Louisiana academic institutions to study industrial hemp has met its end in the Senate.
- House sends health exam requirement for students to Senate Updated: May-03-16 4:44 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Public school students would be required to have a wellness exam before entering kindergarten and sixth grade, if the Louisiana Senate agrees to a proposal that has won support from a divided state House.
- House backs bill giving public access to sex offender info Updated: May-03-16 4:41 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers in the Louisiana House have agreed to let the public have access to email addresses and online screen names of registered sex offenders.
- 'Raise the Age' bill passes Senate with strong support Updated: May-02-16 7:58 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A bid to raise the adult prosecution age in Louisiana one year to 18 years old has won strong support in the state Senate.
- Lawmaker shelves bill to give police access to locked phones Updated: May-02-16 7:06 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A proposal to allow criminal investigators with a court order to unlock homicide victims' cellphones has gotten stuck in a House committee, after lawmakers split on the idea.
- TOPS payment rate restriction wins final passage from House Updated: May-02-16 6:59 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - New cost controls are planned for TOPS as lawmakers struggle to pay for the nearly $300 million college tuition program.
- Minimum wage increase stalled as negotiations continue Updated: May-02-16 2:09 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A push by Gov. John Bel Edwards to boost Louisiana's minimum wage remains stalled in the Senate as the Democratic governor continues negotiating with lawmakers, trying to win support for the bill.
- Crews rescue person trapped inside car following crash Updated: May-02-16 4:07 am
DENHAM SPRINGS, Louisiana - The Louisiana State Police says emergency crews have rescued a person trapped in a car following a single-vehicle crash in Denham Springs.
- After La. trial, man could be tried in Miss. burning death Updated: Apr-30-16 12:33 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A man charged in the burning death of a Mississippi woman might be taken back to that state for trial even if he is convicted on unrelated charges in Louisiana.
- Governor sets May 15 target for tax study recommendations Updated: Apr-29-16 7:04 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards urged a study group looking at state budget and tax policy to give him preliminary recommendations by May 15 for ways to raise money to fill financial gaps, according to a letter released Friday.
- House votes to ban sex offenders as door-to-door salesmen Updated: Apr-29-16 3:21 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Convicted sex offenders would be barred from working as door-to-door salesmen in Louisiana under a proposal that sailed through the House.
- Police: Shooting in southwest Louisiana is murder-suicide Updated: Apr-28-16 8:30 pm
SULPHUR, Louisiana - A man who exchanged gunfire with sheriff's deputies after fatally shooting his wife in southwest Louisiana died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.
- LGBT anti-discrimination employment bill advances in Senate Updated: Apr-28-16 3:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Senators advanced a proposal to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, moments after an initial vote appeared to stall the measure in committee.
- Edwards rebuts criticism about proposed $6M cut to vouchers Updated: Apr-28-16 3:02 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards pushed back Thursday against criticism he is ousting children from Louisiana's voucher program, telling pro-voucher pastors who unexpectedly showed up at the governor's regular press briefing that they are being misled about proposed program cuts.
- Bid to cut legislative agency costs wins Senate support Updated: Apr-28-16 12:33 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State senators have overwhelmingly backed a bill seeking to cut the spending of a legislative agency whose meetings cost thousands of dollars each year.
- Senate passes cursive writing mandate for public schools Updated: Apr-28-16 4:18 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - With rallying cries of what it means to be American, Louisiana senators unanimously passed a bill requiring Louisiana's public schools to teach cursive writing.