Kenner Rep. Julie Stokes speaks out about her battle with breast cancer
Posted on 10/24/2017 12:09:00 PM.

Kenner Representative Julie Stokes says her treatment for breast cancer is going well as she goes through 5-months of chemotherapy treatment, which forced her to drop out of the race for State Treasurer. Stokes says she is now in her second round of treatment, which is more intense, but the results so far are positive.

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Rep. Stokes bows out of Treasurer's Race to battle breast cancer
Posted on 7/6/2017 6:04:00 PM.
By Jeff Palermo
Kenner Representative Julie Stokes has bowed out of the State Treasurer's race because of cancer. Stokes announced she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and faces at least five months of chemotherapy. Political analyst Clancy Dubos says Stokes is a highly regarded and respected state lawmaker. 
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One special session starts, another special looming
Posted on 6/10/2017 7:22:00 AM.

With one special session already started, another one is already looming in their future. The goal of the current special is to pass a budget for the next fiscal year, but the governor says another one will be needed to implement tax reform and address a looming fiscal cliff in 2018. Kenner Representative Julie Stokes is disappointed the legislature didn’t accomplish that during this year’s fiscal session.

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Some lawmakers disappointed no legislation was passed to reform the state’s tax structure
Posted on 6/5/2017 1:53:00 PM.

Heading into the 2017 legislative session, lawmakers talked about reforming Louisiana’s tax structure with $1.3 billion in temporary taxes set to expire next year. But lawmakers will not pass any legislation this year dealing with the fiscal cliff. Baton Rouge Representative Barry Ivey expresses his frustration.

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Cuts likely if legislature can't raise more revenue
Posted on 6/13/2016 8:28:00 AM.

Legislators return to the State Capitol today as they look to solve the state’s budget issues. Governor John Bel Edwards has asked legislators to raise revenues by $600 million in this special session to avoid cuts to health care, higher education, public schools and TOPS. But so far the House has only agreed to $220 million in tax increases. Democratic New Orleans Representative Walt Leger.

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A joke about strippers fires up a female legislator
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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Proposed limitations to TOPS fail to pass House Committee
Posted on 4/6/2016 12:53:00 PM.

The House Education Committee rejected a proposal to increase the GPA a college student must achieve to keep their TOPS scholarship. It also said “No” to a bill to make a TOPS recipient pay back some or all of their scholarship if they fail or withdraw from school. New Orleans Representative Walt Leger says changing TOPS to a loan makes it less of an opportunity for students.

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A host of new laws go into effect August 1
Posted on 7/31/2015 11:12:00 AM.
Over 260 bills passed in this year's legislative session become law on August 1st.  One measure makes it illegal to post or share nude images of people on the internet without their consent.  
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Governor Jindal signs 'revenge porn' bill into law
Posted on 6/26/2015 10:59:00 AM.
It is now illegal in Louisiana to post or share nude images of people on the internet without their consent. Governor Bobby Jindal signed Kenner Representative Julie Stokes' "revenge porn" bill into law.
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Revenge porn bill gets first green light
Posted on 4/21/2015 3:24:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The House Criminal Justice Committee advanced the so-called revenge porn bill Tuesday without objection. The legislation by Kenner Representative Julie Stokes would make it illegal for someone 17 and older to share a sexual picture of a person without their consent, usually online. 
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