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Wednesday, 12 March 2014 14:35
The latest in Louisiana legislative news for March 12 Legislative news update
Louisiana Democratic Party chair Peterson provides legislative info Featured
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 10:33 Written by
From Karen Carter Peterson newsletter: Friends, The 2014 Legislative began on Monday and will run through June 2nd. For the next three months, both Houses of the Legislature will confront many critical issues, large and small, that affect everyday Louisianians.
Louisiana DHH releases 2014 legislative agenda Featured
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 16:04 Written by
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) today announced its 2014 Regular Session Legislative Package, which includes five bills that promote the health and welfare of pregnant women and their children, strengthen home and community-based services and make technical clarifications to previous legislation.
Lawsuit abuse takes center stage in Louisiana legislature
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 10:16 Written by
The Louisiana Legislature kicked off the 2014 regular session today, beginning a series of discussions about the most important issues facing the state.  Already it is clear lawsuit reform will be front and center in the debate. 
Louisiana Senate Begins legislative session 2014 Featured
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 10:00 Written by
Members of the Louisiana State Senate began the work of the 2014 Regular Session of the State Legislature at noon Monday, March 10, 2014. As the State Constitution dictates, the 2014 session is a "general" session where legislators will consider a wide-range of issues except for specific tax and revenue measures. With a broad agenda and the annual responsibility of adopting a balanced state budget, Senate President John A. Alario, Jr. (R - Westwego) expects…
Louisiana Legislature opens three-month session Monday
Saturday, 08 March 2014 16:01
BATON ROUGE Louisiana's budget worries have lessened as the state's income has started to rebound from the recession, giving lawmakers more breathing room to bicker over other issues as they kick off their annual legislative session Monday.
Lawsuit filed against oil and gas companies to face fierce opposition
Saturday, 08 March 2014 14:54
Dennis Woltering / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @dwoltering Monday is a big day in the battle by those with strong ties to the oil and gas industry who are trying to kill the lawsuit that the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East has filed against 97 oil and gas companies which it accuses of damaging Louisiana's wetlands.
Bill allowing off-duty officers to carry weapons in Louisiana bars reintroduced
Saturday, 08 March 2014 14:54
BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - For the second time in 2 years, a bill has been introduced in the Louisiana Legislature to change the current law that prohibits officers from carrying weapons in a bar or restaurant that sells liquor.
Legislature doesn't appeal 'fund sweep' ruling - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
Saturday, 08 March 2014 14:54
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Legislature has decided against appealing a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state budget.
LDWF Develops Web-based Application for La. Wild Seafood Certification Program
Saturday, 08 March 2014 14:53
Share: FacebookTwitterGoogle Plus Mar 5, 2014 12:32 PM by MELISSA CANONE The Louisiana Wild Seafood Certification Program (LWSCP) is a voluntary program for Louisiana wild seafood that was passed by the Louisiana Legislature in 2010 and was developed with the intention of establishing a more professional seafood industry with better handling practices and higher quality products.

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