- 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.
- Budget the top worry as legislative session reaches midpoint Updated: Apr-22-16 1:55 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - As Louisiana lawmakers reach the halfway mark of their regular session, new abortion restrictions are advancing, the governor's main agenda items are questionable for passage and budget decisions are in limbo.
- Job training required for thousands of food stamp recipients Updated: Apr-21-16 5:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Thousands of non-working, childless adults in Louisiana who receive food stamps will have to participate in job training programs to continue getting the assistance, under an executive order issued Thursday by Gov. John Bel Edwards.
- 'Pastor protection' religious objections bill passes House Updated: Apr-19-16 9:36 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal to allow clergy and churches to refuse to perform or host same-sex marriage ceremonies.
- Budget cuts a topic as Edwards launches radio call-in show Updated: Apr-19-16 8:35 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Budget cuts were on the minds of many callers seeking to speak with Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday as he launched his monthly radio call-in show.
- Senate backs bill letting police automatically scan plates Updated: Apr-14-16 7:22 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Lake Charles senator is back with his proposal to allow law enforcement agencies to automatically scan motorists' license plates.
- Senate decides to rework flow of oil spill recovery money Updated: Apr-13-16 8:38 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State senators voted Wednesday to rewrite plans for spending Gulf oil spill recovery money tied to Louisiana's economic damages from the disaster, seeking to erase earmarks that would sock the money into state savings accounts.
- House refuses REAL ID licenses, supports separate ID cards Updated: Apr-13-16 8:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - House lawmakers refused Wednesday to allow Louisiana to issue driver's licenses that comply with the federal REAL ID law. But they did agree to let people pay for a special state-issued identification card compliant with the federal act.
- The Latest: Appalachian State students end sit-in protest Updated: Apr-13-16 6:52 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Latest on legislation that critics say discriminates against transgender people by limiting their bathroom choices. Supporters say it protects privacy and safety. (all times local):
- Perjury case dropped against former Louisiana health chief Updated: Apr-08-16 11:06 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Attorney General Jeff Landry's office is dropping perjury charges against former Louisiana health secretary Bruce Greenstein.