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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...

Will Louisiana finally get more transparency about how the courts spend...

The Louisiana Legislature’s current judicial budget proposal includes a provision it doesn’t include in most years — a requirement the court system be more...

Louisiana House leaders direct millions of dollars toward ‘pet projects’ in...

When the Louisiana House tucked $26.6 million for lawmakers’ pet projects into the budget plan it approved last Thursday, the big winner was Terrebonne...

Legislation that slashes unemployment benefits by half gets support of Senate...

A Senate committee approved a bill Thursday that would cut unemployment benefits in Louisiana, leaving laid-off workers to collect about half the total amount...

Louisiana owes 1983 flood victims $300 million — and the victims...

Nearly 40 years after their businesses and homes were devastated by flooding, Tangipahoa Parish residents and business owners might finally get some money out...

Biden calls for sweeping ‘once-in-a-generation investment’ to reshape the nation

WASHINGTON — Standing in the same House chamber where a violent mob temporarily disrupted the certification of his victory, President Joe Biden on Wednesday heralded...

Vilsack keys in on food insecurity and nutrition in USDA budget...

WASHINGTON—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday laid out USDA’s goals to expand food insecurity and nutrition progrmas in the president’s budget request, as well...

Gov. Edwards praises Louisiana’s ‘unwavering faith and enduring spirit’ in ‘State...

Gov. John Bel Edwards devoted the first half of Monday’s night “State of the State'' address at Southern University’s A.W. Mumford Stadium to remembering...

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