House Appropriations Committee Votes To Fully Fund TOPS
The House Appropriations Committee approves a budget for next fiscal year that would fully fund the TOPS scholarship, but that would mean less money for health care and public colleges and universities.
Would You Rather Give Up Internet Or Social Media For Year Instead Of Pay Federal Taxes?
Tax day is tomorrow and a survey from offers.com finds most Louisianans wait until the very end to file.
House Appropriations Expected To Send Proposed Budget To House Floor
The House Appropriations Committee is expected to approve a budget today for next fiscal year that will contain 648-million dollars in cuts from the current fiscal year.
Acadiana Family Claims $56 Million Powerball Jackpot
For the second time in the last five months, an Acadiana area family has claimed a Powerball jackpot.
LA Revenue Shortfall Declines By $346 Million?
The state's Revenue Estimating Conference estimates the fiscal cliff may not be as steep as earlier expected.
Death Penalty Elimination Clears Senate Panel
Senator J.P. Morrell authored the bill which would eliminate death penalty case if the crime occurred after August 1st 2018.
Bill Extends Foster Care To Age 21
A bill to extend foster care benefits in Louisiana from age 18 to as much as 21 years old in some cases was passed by the Senate Finance Committee.
Allowing Children To Wear Bulletproof Backpacks At School Receives Approval From The Senat…
West Monroe Senator Mike Walsworth says parents are looking at ways to make sure their children can protect themselves, if a shooter enters the school.
Edwards: End Regular Session Early To Address Fiscal Cliff
Republican leadership says they are in favor of a special session because the numbers don’t quite add up.
Louisiana Survey Finds More Residents Believe Women Face Discrimination
An LSU survey finds 70% of state residents believe women face a lot or some discrimination in society and that’s a seven-percent increase from a year ago.
Bill To Force TOPS Repayments Makes It Out Of Committee
A bill that would force TOPS students who drop out or lose eligibility to repay the value of the scholarship passed the House Education committee on an 8-5 vote.
Bill To Increase TOPS Requirements Passes Committee
Two bills by Baton Rouge Representative Barry Ivey that would raise the minimum requirements to receive, and keep TOPS were passed out of the House Education Committee.