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College Free Speech Bill Vetoed By Governor Edwards

A bill that would have better defined where the rights of speakers and protesters begin and end has met its end as Governor Edwards refuses to sign it.

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Louisiana State Capitol (wikimedia commons)
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House Convenes Today To Restart Budget Discussions

The big debate over the budget came down to lawmakers arguing over how much, if any, of the revenue forecast to withhold in case of midyear cuts.

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National Unemployment Rate Rises To 9.8 Percent
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Louisiana’s Economy Is Bad But Not The Worst

Louisiana has the second worst economy in the country according to a national survey. Here's what's being done to make sure we claim the number one spot next year.

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Staff Photo
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Legislature Shuts Governor Edwards Tax Plan Down

The idea of placing a bigger tax burden on Louisiana business owners and operators has been rejected.

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Jobs And Economy Top Louisiana’s List Of Concerns

When will we all get back to work and will the Governor's tax plan put us deeper in the hole? Those are questions Louisiana residents would really to have answered.

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A New Word For Tax In Louisiana – Rants From The Moon

As the regular Legislative Session kicks off in Louisiana, Moon Griffon is upset over Governor John Bel Edwards' desire to raise the gas tax throughout the state.

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Prison Cell (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Prison Cell (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
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Task Force Releases Proposals To Reduce Incarceration Rate

Recommendations include changes to drug and property crimes, altering probation and parole supervision and simplifying the criminal code.

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Prison Bars (Andrew Bardwell)
Prison Bars (Andrew Bardwell)
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Governor Proposes Reducing Minimum Mandatory Sentences For Nonviolent Offenses

Edwards says the state is looking at proven strategies that have worked to reduce the prison population in other southern conservative states.

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Governor John Bel Edwards, Facebook
Governor John Bel Edwards, Facebook
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Gov. Supports Sen. Brown’s Expulsion And Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Governor John Bel Edwards announced his support for two controversial issues in the Bayou State.

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Livingston Parish S.O. via Facebook
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Tornadoes Cause Major Damage In Southeast Louisiana

Severe weather has once again created a state of emergency in Louisiana. Here's the latest on Tuesday's storms.

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Inmates in Line (ppc.org image)
Inmates in Line (ppc.org image)
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Lawsuit Filed Against Gov Edwards For Inadequately Funding Public Defenders

The U.S. Constitution requires that all accused be provided a suitable defense, but the SPLC says that’s not happening in Louisiana.

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Gov. Edwards Travels To Italy To Discuss Ways To Combat Human Trafficking

Governor John Bel Edwards will be in Rome, Italy for the next few days to discuss ways to fight human trafficking with the Hospitaler Sisters of Mercy.

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