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Louisiana Legislative Session 2021: Winners and Losers

Lawmakers approved a business-friendly tax policy overhaul and prioritized transportation funding over most other budget items in the 2021 regular lawmaking session that ended...

Louisiana Legislature votes to shift $300 million annually to transportation projects

The Louisiana Legislature voted overwhelmingly Thursday to move approximately $300 million annually from a fund that pays for higher education and health care to...

Sports betting is coming to Louisiana: 9 things you need to...

Louisiana residents may be placing bets on sports as early as fall, now that the Louisiana Legislature has overwhelmingly approved a framework for legal...

Governor John Bel Edwards targets conservative leaders, asserts power in vetoes

Gov. John Bel Edwards pushed back on legislative leaders’ financial power and targeted conservative lawmakers with 12 vetoes to the state budget plan Wednesday...

Louisiana Senate votes to dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to...

The Louisiana Senate voted unanimously Monday to shift hundreds of millions of dollars in funding that currently goes to higher education, health care services,...

Louisiana Senate committee votes to make higher sales tax rate permanent,...

Louisiana’s Senate Finance Committee voted 7-4 for a proposal that would make a higher state sales tax rate permanent while phasing in a business...

Louisiana 2021-2022 State Budget Plan: Winners and losers

The Louisiana Legislature prioritized roads, bridges and lawmakers’ pet projects in its $43 billion dollar spending plan for the state budget cycle that starts...

Louisiana Senate puts permanent sales tax in play for transportation projects

The Louisiana Senate voted 27-10 Wednesday for a proposal that would make the state’s higher sales tax rate permanent but start shifting revenue from...

Three groups still seeking more money in the Louisiana budget

Louisiana lawmakers have more money to spend this year than they’ve  seen in years, but that doesn’t mean everyone thinks they are getting what...

Louisiana’s 1983 flood victims may not get money owed to them...

The Louisiana Senate leadership may be nixing a deal to finally pay hundreds of Tangipahoa Parish families and business owners who won an enormous...

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