Lawmakers looking over proposed budget cuts
Posted on 2/7/2017 11:38:00 AM.

Lawmakers are looking over the Governor’s proposal to eliminate a $304 million midyear deficit, ahead of next week’s special session to debate the plan. Statewide elected officials would see budget reductions, but higher education would be spared. Alexandria Representative Lance Harris says it’s important no stone is left unturned when it comes to spending reductions, but he doesn’t want students to be impacted again.
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Bill to require parole hearings for teen killers fails to pass
Posted on 6/7/2016 5:12:00 PM.

A bill that failed to make it out of the final hours of the regular session would have given convicted teen killers serving life sentences parole hearings after 30 years in prison. The bill was a reaction to a Supreme Court ruling that says convicted minors cannot be sentenced to life without the chance for parole. Metairie Senator Danny Martiny says it’s unfortunate they couldn’t pass this measure.
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Several lawmakers upset over failure to pass construction budget
Posted on 6/7/2016 11:07:00 AM.

Several lawmakers are in a foul mood after failing to approve a construction budget. Ways and Means Chairman Neil Abramson says Senate changes to the spending plan made the bill unworkable and he didn’t bring it up for a vote in the regular session. Franklin Representative Sam Jones asked Abramson why not send the bill to a conference committee to resolve the issues.
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Bill to require pet stores to keep records nears final legislative passage
Posted on 5/24/2016 4:17:00 AM.

Legislation to require retail pet stores in the state to keep records and post breeders names along with licensing information now heads to the House floor for final legislative passage. Author of the bill, Metairie Sen. Danny Martiny, says this specifies where these animals come from and two other requirements.
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Nearing final passage: Traffic must stop for school bus on 2 lane road with middle turn lane
Posted on 5/23/2016 12:25:00 PM.
The House Transportation Committee gave the green light today to a Senate approved measure that would make it the law for oncoming traffic to stop for a school bus on a two-lane road with a continuous turn left turn lane.
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Senate committee vote on sanctuary city bill delayed one week
Posted on 5/17/2016 12:10:00 PM.

Spirited debate took place in a Senate committee today over the sanctuary cities bill that would punish cities who refuse to enforce the federal immigration law. The measure could prevent New Orleans and Lafayette, which are considered sanctuary cities, from borrowing dollars for construction projects. Metairie Senator Danny Martiny expressed concerns about the Attorney General having sole power over determining who is considered a sanctuary city.
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Senate committee approves bill to make child killers eligible for parole after 35 years
Posted on 4/27/2016 3:09:00 AM.

State legislators are dealing with the repercussions of a Supreme Court ruling that says juveniles cannot be sentenced to life in prison without the chance for parole. Metairie Senator Danny Martiny’s would ensure that underage criminals with life sentences would become eligible for parole after 35 years behind bars. But Nathan Allbritton of Natchitoches Parish doesn’t think they should ever get parole. His wife and son were murdered by a 15-year-old, and he spoke in opposition to the bill.
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Bill could allow you to park on the wrong side of the road in residential areas
Posted on 4/1/2016 3:34:00 AM.

A bill to make it legal to park on the wrong side of the road in residential areas has passed in the Senate Transportation Committee. Metairie Senator Danny Martiny says currently it’s illegal to park in the opposite direction, but he believes the law was intended for highways only. He says it doesn’t pose a public safety hazard in residential areas.
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Will state Senate Republicans follow House Republicans in endorsing Vitter?
Posted on 11/4/2015 1:00:00 PM.
The state House Republican caucus has endorsed Senator David Vitter in Louisiana's gubernatorial runoff, but will Senate Republicans do the same?  At issue is Vitter's latest campaign commercial where he describes the legislature as "broken and dysfunctional" and talks of taking away politicians' perks.  
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Senate passes legislation to prohibit LSP from using its money to pay Jindal's campaign trips
Posted on 6/8/2015 1:03:00 PM.
The state senate approves legislation that prohibits State Police from paying trooper security costs for when Governor Bobby Jindal's travels for campaign purposes. The head of the state democratic party, New Orleans Senator Karen Peterson says State Police has spent over two-million dollars this year for Jindal's in-state and out-of-state trips.
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