Plan B Set by Senate If Gridlock Continues in House
While the Senate is continuing to wait on passage from the House for a solution to the upcoming fiscal cliff, Senate President John Alario says a “plan b” has been set in place in the event a gridlock continues through the close of the special session.
U.S. Senate passes legislation to honor Steve Gleason with Congressional Gold Medal
The US Senate approves legislation to honor former Saints standout and ALS advocate Steve Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal, which is the highest honor a citizen can receive from Congress.
New Study Shows Majority of Pediatricians No Longer in Favor of Spankings
It’s a disciplinary action that has been around for years, but now a study involving Tulane University researchers finds that about three out of four pediatricians are saying spankings are no longer recommended.
Department of Health Cuts Suggested by House Appropriations Chairman
The final act of this year’s special session trilogy is less than a week away, with the administration and many legislators scrambling to find some extra cash for programs like TOPS, which is facing a 30 percent cut.
LDWF Organizes Free Fishing Weekend
The State Department of Wildlife and Fisheries seeks to get more people outdoors with a free fishing weekend.
Working Poor To See Higher Tax Break Starting In 2019
Low-wage workers with kids will be getting a $40 to $50 boost on their 2019 tax returns as the legislature approved an expansion of the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit.
Senator Kennedy Seeks Answers From Governor Edwards In Wake Of Legislative Audit
In a letter sent to Governor Edwards, US Senator John Kennedy expressed his concern over what he called an “inexcusable waste of taxpayer funds at the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission” based on a legislative audit.
Heat Index Could Reach 110 Degrees This Weekend
As June begins, we will see temperatures reach the mid- to upper-90s.