|Posted on 5/23/2018 7:23:00 PM.|
The special session is off to a slow start as legislators struggle to find a fix to the 648-million dollar budget shortfall that could devastate healthcare and education. 1.4 billion dollars in sales taxes are set to expire, and Governor John Bel Edwards has called on legislators to renew a portion of that to fix state finances. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says that would save education and healthcare from deep cuts.
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|Posted on 6/6/2017 4:50:00 AM.|
A proposal to change the name of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts has won final legislative passage. The measure changes the name to the Jimmy D. Long Sr. Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in honor of the late state lawmaker who established the school. The bill was amended to allow the original name on diplomas and transcripts, which Franklin Representative Sam Jones says is a good compromise.
|Sam Jones, Lance Harris, Beryl Amedee, LSMSA, Jimmy D. Long|
|Posted on 5/18/2016 6:02:00 PM.|
Female lawmakers are not happy about a joke a male member of the House made during debate over legislation that raises the age from 18 to 21 to be hired as a stripper at a dance club. Jackson Representative Kenny Havard proposed an amendment that strippers in Louisiana could only be between the ages of 21-and-28 and less than 160 pounds. Kenner Representative Julie Stokes called the amendment disrespectful and disgusting.
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|Posted on 5/3/2016 11:31:00 AM.|
Another proposal aimed at public schools by New Orleans Representative Walt Leger would require students to have wellness exams before entering kindergarten and sixth grade. Leger says this just ensures that any health issue that a student may have can be caught early.
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|Posted on 8/13/2013 8:30:00 AM.|
The Terrebonne Parish Council has decided to hold off on moving forward with a proposed ordinance that would ban sleeping in parks and other public areas. The ordinance is designed to keep homeless people from sleeping on park benches. But Council Chairwoman Beryl Amedee says this measure, doesn't address a growing homeless population.
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