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Legislators In Disagreement Over How Much To Raise Taxes

The standstill continues at the State Capitol over whether lawmakers should pass tax increases that would raise 600 million dollars in revenue, which is what the governor is seeking.

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Gov. Edwards Set To Sign Raise The Age Bill Into Law

A bill signing ceremony to include 17-year-olds in the Juvenile Justice System takes place today.

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Judge: Lawsuit Against Office Of Group Benefits Can Advance

A Baton Rouge state judge has ruled that a lawsuit that claims the Jindal administration mismanaged the state health insurance program and illegally implemented changes to it can move forward.

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Man Sentenced For Having Sex With 13-year-old Runaway

GONZALES, La. (AP) — A 26-year-old Gonzales man has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old runaway...

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New York Times via You Tube
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Sinkhole At Bayou Corne Stabilizes

Good news for residents in and around Bayou Corne. The tremendous sinkhole has stabilized for the time being.

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How Much To Raise Taxes? Legislators Debate The Idea

The gloves are about to come off in the Louisiana Legislatures special session. The issue, how much of your money is the state going to be claiming as our money.

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Bayou Corne Sinkhole Seems To Have Stabilized

The massive sinkhole that formed about four years ago in Bayou Corne has showed reduced action and is close to stable.

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Angola State Prison photo LA Dept of Corrections
Angola State Prison photo LA Dept of Corrections
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AP Exclusive: $1 Million Spent To Avoid Cooling Death Row

Louisiana has racked up more than $1 million in legal bills to fight a 3-year-old lawsuit that claims the state's death-row inmates are routinely exposed to dangerous heat and humidity levels in their cells.

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Sales Tax ‘Cleanup’ Bills To Be Delayed By Louisiana Senate

Senators intend to stall efforts to clean up sales taxes unintentionally charged on items like school lunches and Girl Scout cookies, until House lawmakers agree to more taxes for next year's budget than they've supported so far.

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Louisiana State Capitol, (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Louisiana State Capitol, (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Edwards Orders Flags Lowered To Honor Orlando Victims

Gov. John Bel Edwards has ordered the flags to be flown at half-staff over the Louisiana State Capitol and all public buildings until sunset on Thursday to honor those killed or wounded in the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards (Youtube)
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Edwards, Lawmakers Hold Prayer Vigil For Orlando Victims

Gov. John Bel Edwards described the victims of a mass shooting at a gay night club in Orlando as "our brothers and sisters" during a vigil with Louisiana's legislative leaders.

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(Photo by Kent Gavin/Keystone/Getty Images)
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Louisiana Woman Attempting To Sell Muhammad Ali Sex Tape

Mensah also claims Muhammad Ali is the father of her 35-year-old daughter as a result of a 20-year affair.

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