SNAP Threatened By DCFS Budget Freeze
The Department of Children and Family Services says they need a 13-million dollar funding increase over the current fiscal year to meet their budget needs, or the food stamps program could be shut down.
Charlie Greer Running For Agriculture Commissioner
Democrat Charlie Greer is running for Agriculture Commissioner against incumbent Mike Strain, touting his 20 year career in the Ag Department, and time in law enforcement.
ACLU Publishes Blueprint To Reduce Prison Population By Half
A report from the ACLU of Louisiana lays out a blueprint for cutting the state’s prison population by 50 percent.
Oyster Consumption Could Help With Anxiety & Depression
A Columbia University professor says eating oysters can help a person with anxiety and depression.
Lawmakers Return To State Capitol During Election Year
The 2019 legislative session gets underway at noon on Monday. It was very contentious at the State Capitol last year as lawmakers struggled to pass a budget, because of a huge deficit.
Many Louisiana Residents Wrong In How Much They Think They Pay In Taxes
The latest report from the Louisiana Survey shows many residents are wrong when it comes to how much they pay in taxes.
Kennedy Blasts Coach O’s Endorsement Of Edwards
Senator John Kennedy blasted LSU President King Alexander, LSU Coach Ed Orgeron, and Governor Edwards on AM Baton Rouge for a fundraising event on campus where the football coach appeared to endorse Edwards’ reelection effort.
POLL: 5-Cent Gas Tax Hike Has Overall Public Support
The Louisiana Survey says 67 percent of Louisiana residents would support raising the gas tax by five cents to pay for road projects and infrastructure repairs.
Infrastructure Advocate Speaks Out Against Toll Roads
The Louisiana Good Roads Association is asking the state to steer clear of toll roads as the legislature considers how to raise more funds to build a series of much needed bridges.
Heartbeat Abortion Ban Introduced For Upcoming Session
State Senator John Milkovich has pre-filed a bill to ban abortions in Louisiana if the heartbeat of a fetus is detectable.
DCFS: Number Of Juvenile Victims Of Human Trafficking Rose In 2018
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services releases a report that finds the number of reported juvenile trafficking victims rose by 20% in 2018.
Bill Would Mandate Drug Testing Following Auto & Boat Crashes
A fatal wreck in November 2017 is inspiring a Bossier Parish representative to push an extension of a law that could make drug tests a requirement after serious auto and boating accidents.