John Alario

legislative session
Jim Hanzo
December 02, 2019 - 2:50 pm
The red wave in this year’s Legislative elections guarantees Republicans will hold the Speakership and Senate Presidency, so who’s set to replace the outgoing Speaker Barras and President Alario? Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the race for Speaker is a toss-up, with names like Lance Harris...
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July 25, 2019 - 4:44 pm
Louisiana Senate President John Alario has decided not to run for office when he is term limited out of the state senate at the end of this year. Alario has, when confronted with term limits in the past, run for the corresponding seat in the other chamber, thus becoming the only state lawmaker to...
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June 22, 2018 - 2:13 pm
( - 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 “Back-up” has been proposed in the event gridlock continues over sales tax negotiations. “This is an effort to have some instrument in place...
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June 12, 2018 - 10:11 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers have fully funded their own budget so legislative agencies escape reductions in three weeks even as they weigh steep cuts to other programs and services. Lawmakers passed an $85 million spending plan for the House, Senate and other legislative agencies in...
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March 12, 2018 - 1:42 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Fresh from a failed special session on finances, Louisiana lawmakers are resuming their debates on the unsettled budget mess as well as hot-button proposals on guns, gambling and sexual harassment. The regular legislative session...
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February 09, 2018 - 11:28 am
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana lawmakers will learn Friday if they are returning to the state Capitol after the Mardi Gras holiday to debate replacing $1 billion in expiring taxes, to avoid deep budget cuts. Gov. John Bel Edwards said he'd need to call a...
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February 06, 2018 - 8:53 am
(AP) - A bipartisan group of Louisiana's state senators is urging Gov. John Bel Edwards to call a special session this month to replace expiring taxes, even if he can't strike a pre-session deal with House Republicans. Fourteen of 39 senators, including Republican Senate President John Alario, sent...
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December 14, 2017 - 8:52 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's income projections have improved, but state officials were tempered in their excitement about the brightened forecast because a nearly $1 billion budget gap still looms next year. The Revenue Estimating Conference, which sets state income forecasts, increased...
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November 03, 2017 - 4:41 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- House Republican lawmakers Friday blocked high-dollar contract extensions sought by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration for the managed-care companies that coordinate services for 1.5 million Medicaid patients in Louisiana. The...
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June 13, 2017 - 1:08 pm
Jordan Fiegel reporting Another year, another budget battle for Louisiana. Lawmakers were unable to come together to pass a budget, and now there's another special session. The big debate was whether to set the budget according to the revenue forecast or to budget for a little less than that in...
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