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Edwards’ budget plan calls for $186M spending boost

Gov. John Bel Edwards kicked off Louisiana’s annual budget negotiations Friday by suggesting a more than $36 billion spending plan for next year, asking...

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ budget plan includes pay raises for teachers

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ multibillion-dollar spending plan for next year was released to lawmakers this morning. The Democratic governor gave a glimpse Thursday of his...

Despite GOP outcry, Cassidy ‘at peace’ with impeachment vote

Trashed on social media and censured by Louisiana Republicans, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy described himself today as “at peace” with his vote to convict...

Landry top fundraiser among Louisiana elected officials

Attorney General Jeff Landry was the top fundraiser among Louisiana’s elected officials in the latest annual reports documenting campaign donations and spending, followed by...

Area chambers back state gas tax increase while LABI, NFIB still undecided

The Southeast Super Region Committee—a partnership of economic development organizations that includes the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Greater New Orleans Inc., and the South Louisiana Council—has come out in support of a bill that would raise the state’s gasoline tax to fund key infrastructure projects while also increasing oversight of the state transportation department.

Unglesby withdraws as plaintiff in suit challenging St. George incorporation

Veteran Baton Rouge defense attorney Lewis Unglesby is no longer a plaintiff in Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s lawsuit challenging the incorporation of the prospective city of St. George.

‘LaPolitics’: Speaker identifies sales tax collections as top session issue

A legislative study group recently issued a report to House and Senate leaders calling for a single constitutional amendment that would create a framework...

School board to consider ExxonMobil ITEP request tonight

ExxonMobil’s request for a property tax break under the state’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program is not expected to encounter any stiff opposition when it...

Secretary of state asks to resume search for voting machine vendor

Louisiana’s top elections official is pushing to resume his voting machine replacement effort, telling the state’s chief procurement officer that the temporary hold on...

Murphy Paul: Building community trust a BRPD priority

In the wake of a spike in violent crime last year amid the pandemic, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul says building trust and...

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