First meeting on Sen. Troy Brown expulsion held Wednesday
Posted on 2/15/2017 2:07:00 PM.

The first hearing on state Senator Troy Brown’s expulsion or suspension from the Upper Chamber was heard today. Resolutions have been filed seeking to reprimand Brown for his domestic violence convictions. The Napoleonville lawmaker’s lawyer, Jill Craft, requested subpoenas of lawmakers’ texts and emails.

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Congress approves legislation that contains $500 million in federal disaster aid
Posted on 9/29/2016 4:52:00 AM.

Congress approves legislation that contains $500 million in federal disaster assistance. About $400 million will go to Louisiana for flood relief. Republican Senator David Vitter says this is just a start, more federal aid is expected in December. He says this is great news for thousands of Louisianans struggling to recover from the historic flooding event.
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3 major Republican U.S. Senate candidates debate in Baton Rouge
Posted on 6/30/2016 3:51:00 AM.

Three of the major Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by David Vitter appeared at a debate in Baton Rouge to discuss why they should be elected on November 8th. Congressman Charles Boustany says he wants to create a better sense of trust between the people and government. He says it’s time to get serious about solving Louisiana’s problems.
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Big political day of announcements
Posted on 5/18/2016 2:10:00 AM.

Youtube sensation and law enforcement officer, Captain Clay Higgins, is expected to announce tonight he will run for political office. Higgins recently told a Lafayette TV station he’s considering a run for either Congress or US Senate. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross believes Higgins will run for the seat being vacated by Senator David Vitter. He says Higgins has a big personality and is looking for the biggest stage.
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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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Bill that would survey H.S. students about sex fails in Senate committee
Posted on 5/12/2016 1:58:00 PM.

The Senate Education Committee votes against a bill that would allow public schools to survey high school students about sexual health. Shreveport Rep. Thomas Carmody told the panel, the survey can help determine which schools are most effectively getting the message across about sex education and allow other schools to follow their example.
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Bill to require signs before red-light cameras moves closer to final passage
Posted on 5/10/2016 3:40:00 AM.

A bill to require warnings 500 feet ahead of red-light camera intersections heads to the house floor for final legislative passage. The author of the legislation, New Orleans Sen. Troy Carter, believes this would limit the ability for cities to bring in revenue, which currently collects a substantial amount.
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Bill to legalize the sale of raw milk fails in a House committee
Posted on 5/5/2016 11:58:00 AM.

A bill to legalize the sale of raw milk died in a House committee today. State Health Officer Dr. Jimmy Guidry says pasteurizing milk kills the bacteria and removes the risk. He says federal government agencies agree that there are significant risks when it comes to drinking raw milk.
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Legislation to require cursive be taught in public elementary school passes in full Senate
Posted on 4/28/2016 3:53:00 AM.

A bill to require cursive to be taught in public elementary schools passes through the full Senate. Bossier City Sen. Ryan Gatti spoke in favor of the legislation and says many historic documents were written in cursive. He says our children need to be able to read and write in script, not just from their iPads or iPhones.
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Senate committee approves bill dealing with police body cam footage
Posted on 4/26/2016 1:36:00 PM.

A Senate committee has approved legislation dealing with police body cameras and what footage should be exempted from Louisiana’s public record laws. Author of the bill, Lake Charles Senator Ronnie Johns, says there needs to be some privacy safeguards but,
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