- Louisiana's littering fines to rise, under newly-signed bill Updated: Jul-02-15 4:08 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's littering fines are doubling.
- Education standards review bills signed into law by Jindal Updated: Jun-29-15 4:03 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed the three bills that make up a legislative deal brokered in the dispute over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards.
- Medical marijuana may be likely, but patients still to wait Updated: Jun-26-15 3:40 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal has said he will sign a medical marijuana bill into law. But state officials say patients in Louisiana with cancer, glaucoma and a severe form of cerebral palsy will still have to wait at least two years to use it.
- Lawmakers curtail Louisiana's generous solar tax break Updated: Jun-23-15 6:23 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Sticker-shocked lawmakers say they never intended to give away millions to Louisiana's solar power industry and its Wall Street investors.
- Jindal approves revamp of state sexual assault standards Updated: Jun-23-15 4:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law a package of bills to revamp how Louisiana treats victims of rape.
- Bill to put cost controls on TOPS scrapped by Gov. Jindal Updated: Jun-19-15 7:05 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's TOPS free college tuition program won't face new spending restrictions, after Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday vetoed a bill that sought to curb the ballooning costs of the program.
- Jindal signs budget and financing measures to pay for it Updated: Jun-19-15 5:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal signed next year's $24.5 billion budget Friday, along with the package of tax changes to balance the spending plan without steep reductions to public health care and colleges.
- Public records exemptions to be curbed for next La. governor Updated: Jun-19-15 4:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's next governor will have to open more records to the public.
- Baton Rouge lawmaker resigns from La. House for another job Updated: Jun-19-15 3:09 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The chairman of the state House Commerce Committee has resigned from the Louisiana Legislature.
- Millions in increased fees, penalties levied by lawmakers Updated: Jun-18-15 12:57 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - People buying a car, motorists seeking a copy of their driving records, florists, oyster fishermen and pawnbrokers across the state will pay higher fees to help balance Louisiana's annual budget.
- Film industry asks Jindal to veto bill capping tax credits Updated: Jun-16-15 6:27 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - For months, Louisiana lawmakers tensely negotiated a solution to the state's $1.6 billion budget shortfall to preserve spending on public colleges and health care for the poor.
- Lawmakers' push to take control of construction budget fails Updated: Jun-16-15 3:51 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Talk of change for the way Louisiana spends its construction budgeting money fizzled in the final days of the legislative session.
- Senate blocks confirmation of UL System board member Updated: Jun-12-15 4:32 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Business executive David Guidry of New Orleans has been booted off the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors because the state Senate refused to confirm him.
- Lawmakers agree to veto-proof budget, tax deal on final day Updated: Jun-11-15 9:27 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - In a chaotic flurry of last-minute votes, Louisiana lawmakers completed their work Thursday with a deal on next year's $24 billion budget that will keep public colleges and health services from deep cuts - and that meets Gov. Bobby Jindal's criteria to escape a veto.
- Louisiana Senate adopts rules to limit governor's influence Updated: Jun-10-15 10:11 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The outsized power Louisiana's governors have historically wielded over the state Senate could be drastically curtailed under rules the chamber adopted following an impassioned debate Wednesday evening.
- Legislature approves bill cracking down on 'marriage fraud' Updated: Jun-10-15 9:04 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a bill aimed at barring illegal immigrants from getting married in Louisiana.
- Briefs from the Louisiana Legislature's regular session Updated: Jun-10-15 4:08 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's littering fines will double under a bill headed to the governor's desk.
- Lawmakers to ask voters to steer more money to highways Updated: Jun-10-15 4:12 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers are seeking to pump more money into road repairs and bridge work across Louisiana.
- Boosted judicial budget wins final legislative passage Updated: Jun-10-15 4:11 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - While lawmakers are still negotiating over budget cuts, the House and Senate have agreed to raise spending $3.5 million next year for the state judiciary.
- La. House refuses 72-cent per pack cigarette tax increase Updated: Jun-09-15 7:23 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers in the House may be willing to raise costs on cigarette smokers, but they balked at the size of the price hike pushed by senators.
- Last bill in La. Common Core compromise wins final passage Updated: Jun-09-15 4:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - With little fanfare, lawmakers quickly wrapped up work Tuesday on a deal brokered over the Common Core education standards, passing the final piece of the compromise deal with a unanimous House vote.
- House won't relinquish legislative authority over tuition Updated: Jun-08-15 5:02 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers in the Louisiana House have refused to turn over tuition-setting authority to the state's college system management boards.
- La. Senate agrees to let state agents enforce sea turtle law Updated: Jun-04-15 6:09 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana House and Senate have both agreed to lift a ban that keeps state wildlife officials from enforcing federal laws that require shrimp nets to include escape hatches for sea turtles.
- Ban on billing rape victims for exams passes in Louisiana Updated: Jun-02-15 8:02 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The common practice of billing rape victims for their medical exams should come to an end under changes to Louisiana law given final passage by state lawmakers.
- House votes for TOPS program cost controls; Jindal opposed Updated: Jun-02-15 7:14 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Despite opposition from Gov. Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana House voted Tuesday to put spending restrictions on the TOPS free college tuition program, a bill that could have students and their parents paying more out of pocket for tuition.