A bill seeking to make major changes to TOPS faced opposition from LSU students. The Senate Education Committee defeated the measure to make TOPS a flat four-thousand dollar annual award and provide additional stipends for students who perform well on the ACT. LSU Student Body Vice President Rachel Campbell says the proposed legislation would force some LSU students to leave the state. More
A bill to allow the home delivery of factory sealed alcohol beverages to your front door has passed out of a Senate committee. Jennings Senator Blade Morrish says there are already several home delivery food companies such as Waitr, operating in larger cities. Alcohol delivery would fit in well.
"For instance, if you were ordering a meal from a restaurant in Baton Rouge, and if you wanted a bottle of wine with that meal, you would be able to do that."
The TAKE with MaryAlice Parks What happens now? Before the extraordinary press conference Monday, the German foreign minister said in an interview: "We can no longer fully rely on the White House." After President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin stood side by side, some Republican lawmakers, and Trump's intelligence chief, seemed to agree. A number of Republicans on Capitol Hill had strong words, calling Trump's performance "disgraceful," "bizarre," "a sign of weakness." But what comes next? Do they censure the president? Subpoena his advisers? Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called for hearings and that the president be mandated to sit for an interview with the special counsel. Putin said Monday that courts should speak next. In democracies, final conclusions are delivered by trial. Of course, it will be hard for the U.S. to drag Russian actors before a judge, but it's worth remembering the indictment brought by the Justice Department last week was...