Legislators begin discussing revenue bills
Posted on 6/19/2018 6:45:00 AM.
The House Ways and Means Committee meets today to discuss revenue bills that would raise revenue to prevent or soften proposed cuts to state services. New Iberia Rep. Terry Landry has authored the legislation Governor Edwards supports. Landry’s measure would renew a half-cent of an expiring one-cent sales tax and the Democrat says there’s public support behind his legislation.
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Governor Edwards asks legislators to break away from partisan gridlock
Posted on 6/18/2018 6:58:00 PM.

The third special session of the year is underway, and Governor John Bel Edwards addressed both chambers saying it’s time to break free of the partisan gridlock as the state approaches the fiscal cliff on June 30th.
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Study: opioid abuse may increase risk of bone fractures
Posted on 6/18/2018 1:56:00 PM.

They are often used to treat pain, but now, Dr. Bob Zura from LSU Health New Orleans says it looks like opioids may very well be contributing to an elevated risk of bone fractures.
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Denham Springs couple arrested for human trafficking of 25 undocumented immigrants
Posted on 6/18/2018 1:30:00 PM.

A Denham Springs couple is looking at 35 years in prison following two different traffic stops on Interstate 10 in Calcasieu Parish. State Police Sergeant James Anderson says during the stops, a total of 25 illegal aliens were discovered in large SUVs.
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More interest in Unclaimed Property Property after 2.3 million returned to north Louisiana resident
Posted on 6/18/2018 12:24:00 PM.

Last week’s announcement of the 2.3 million dollar return through the Unclaimed Property Program to a north Louisiana resident has more people interested in the program. State Treasurer John Schroder says the recent claim has more Louisiana residents wondering if they have money in the state's unclaimed property fund.
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Unclaimed Property Program, Louisiana State Treasury

Governor Edwards' third special session hopes to end with a budget solution
Posted on 6/18/2018 10:49:00 AM.
The powerful lobbying group, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, says the third special session must end with a solution that solves the state’s budget problems. LABI President Stephen Waguespack says it seems lawmakers are close to finalizing at least a portion of the one-cent sales tax that expires June 30th.
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