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Don Ames
June 07, 2019 - 4:10 pm
The Louisiana House reversed course in the final hour of the legislative session Thursday. After having rejected a proposal setting a marriage age earlier, Louisiana lawmakers came to a last-minute agreement setting 16 as the minimum age for someone to marry in the state. The measure will prohibit...
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Don Ames
May 23, 2019 - 8:49 pm
Louisiana House members on Thursday agreed to roll back the state sales tax passed in 2018 earlier than the planned mid-2025 expiration date. House Republican leader Lance Harris' proposal would gradually reduce the 0.45% portion of Louisiana's 4.45% state sales tax over four years. By mid-2023, it...
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April 29, 2019 - 7:21 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers in the Louisiana House voted Monday to prohibit banks from being able to refuse to do business with companies involved in gun and ammunition manufacturing and sales. The proposal by Republican Rep. Blake Miguez, of Erath, comes after Citigroup and Bank of America...
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August 10, 2018 - 1:44 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ State lawmakers have agreed to an $8.5 million spending plan for the first dollars saved by shrinking Louisiana's prison population through sentencing law changes enacted last year. The state corrections department says Louisiana is spending $12.2 million less this year than...
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June 22, 2018 - 3:30 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The Latest on Louisiana's special session on taxes (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Louisiana's legislative leaders believe they may be able to wrap up the state's latest special session on Sunday night. House passage of a tax deal on Friday has paved the way for that...
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June 21, 2018 - 6:55 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana's special session on taxes (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The L has rejected a sales tax proposal that would have fully financed next year's budget and kept agencies from steep cuts. Lawmakers voted 60-40 for the bill, which needed 70 votes to pass. It...
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June 01, 2018 - 5:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — If Louisiana's lawmakers are going to broker a deal on taxes and spending, they seem poised to work into the final hours of their special budget-balancing session to reach one. Senators are planning Saturday to unveil their multibillion-dollar budget proposal for the...
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May 17, 2018 - 5:31 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ It would be clear that concealed carry permit holders in Louisiana are allowed to bring their firearms up to the edge of a school campus under a measure heading to the governor's office. The House on Thursday gave final passage to the proposal by a vote of 88-6. Republican...
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May 12, 2018 - 9:34 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bid to require Louisiana courts to postpone slander lawsuits filed against people who allege they've been sexually assaulted is nearing final legislative passage. Sen. J.P. Morrell, the New Orleans Democrat who sponsored the bill, has said perpetrators of sexual misconduct...
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May 11, 2017 - 3:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Hoping to prevent fatal overdoses, a House committee passed a bill to make it harder for injured Louisiana workers to access highly-addictive opioid drugs. Lawmakers voted 8-5 Thursday to have prescribers consult a widely-used formulary before writing a prescription for...
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