House approves suspended child support payments for inmates
Posted on 6/2/2017 10:31:00 AM.

Inmates paying child support would have their payments suspended under a House-approved measure by Gretna Representative Joe Marino. The measure suspends payments for inmates who’ve been incarcerated longer than 180 days and who have no other means of income. Some of the strongest opposition came from Albany Representative Sherman Mack.

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State legislator looks to tighten controls on city marshals
Posted on 11/10/2015 3:09:00 AM.
The city of Marksville is trying to come to grips as why city marshals opened fire on a vehicle last week, killing a 6-year-old boy.  Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse, Jr. are accused of shooting and killing Jeremy Mardis following a police chase.  
Norris Greenhouse, Derrick Stafford, Jeremy Mardis, Robert Johnson, fatal shooting, Marksville

Final vote nearing on proposal to close the Huey P. Long Medical Center in Pineville
Posted on 5/6/2014 5:03:00 PM.
A measure that would close the Huey P. Long Medical Center in Pineville is a step closer to final legislative approval. A House committee voted on a plan to shutter the LSU run hospital and have uninsured and poor residents receive care at two nearby private hospitals. Alexandria Representative Lance Harris says it will lead to improved health care.
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Raw milk bill advances out of House Ag
Posted on 4/24/2014 3:28:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
After an intense debate today over whether or not to allow the sale of raw milk, lawmakers advanced the bill by Carencro Rep. Stephen Ortego. Ciera Majors spoke to the House Agriculture committee in favor of the measure that would allow farmers to sell raw milk to consumers.
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Lawmaker calling for Vance McAllister's resignation
Posted on 4/9/2014 4:21:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
A state lawmaker from Marksville says Vance McAllister should resign over the video spreading the nation of the Congressman kissing a married woman who worked for him. Representative Robert Johnson ran and lost to McAllister in last year's special election for the District 5 seat. Johnson says McAllister needs to go.
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Monroe mayor officially enters Congressional race
Posted on 8/20/2013 10:14:00 AM.
Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo signed up at the Secretary of State's office today for the 5th district Congressional district race. An October 19th election is being held, because Rodney Alexander is leaving the US House for a job with the Jindal administration. Mayo says his record as mayor shows he's the perfect candidate to replace Alexander.
Jamie Mayo, Monroe. Marcus Hunter, Robert Johnson, Neil Riser, Henry Herford

Three state legislators sign up for Congressional race
Posted on 8/19/2013 3:37:00 PM.
After one day of qualifying, two democrats and one republican put their name on the ballot for the fifth district Congressional race. Monroe Rep. Marcus Hunter was the first democrat to qualify. Hunter says his message to the voters is that he won't be consumed with partisan politics, instead his focus will be on what's best for the 5th district. 
Neil Riser, Jay Morris, Jamie Mayo, Marcus Hunter, Robert Johnson

Another state lawmaker enters 5th District race
Posted on 8/15/2013 9:55:00 AM.
A fourth state lawmaker enters the race for Louisiana's 5th District congressional seat. State representative Robert Johnson announced his candidacy during a press conference today in his hometown of Marksville.The primary election is set for October 19th.
Johnson is seeking to replace Rodney Alexander, who will resign next month to become Louisiana's veterans secretary.
Robert Johnson, Rodney Alexander, Marcus Hunter, Neil Riser, Jay Morris

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