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Student privacy bill advances to House for debate

BATON ROUGE — A compromise proposal to limit how the state handles public school student data received the backing Wednesday of the House Education Committee, a week after lawmakers couldn't reach a consensus on what restrictions to enact.

Rep. John Schroder, the bill's sponsor, huddled with the state education department to work out details and brought a revised version to lawmakers after concerns were raised that his initial proposal went too far and could jeopardize billions in federal education funding.

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Lawmakers reject tweaks to TOPS tuition program

BATON ROUGE — Although House Education Committee members said they worry about the rising costs of the TOPS program, they refused a proposal Wednesday to rework the free ...

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Bill would ban e-cigarette sales to minors

Bill would ban e-cigarette sales to minors

BATON ROUGE — A proposal to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to anyone under 18 in Louisiana sailed through a Senate judiciary committee Tuesday.

The bill by Sen. Ric...

Last Updated ( March 19, 2014 )

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Lawmakers say job growth not reflected in treasury

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers who keep hearing job creation stories from Gov. Bobby Jindal have asked the governor's economic development chief to explain why state tax revenue...

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Edwin Edwards says he's running for Congress

Edwin Edwards says he's running for Congress

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards said Monday that he will enter the race for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District, ending months of speculation a...

Last Updated ( March 17, 2014 )

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Jindal wants to steer BP money to ‘rainy day’ fund

Jindal wants to steer BP money to ‘rainy day’ fund

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration wants to use Gulf oil spill recovery money to help refill the Louisiana's "rainy day" fund and settle a lawsuit claiming ...

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Lawmakers open hearings on $25B state budget

Lawmakers open hearings on $25B state budget

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers who began unraveling the details Tuesday of Gov. Bobby Jindal's $25 billion budget proposal learned they have more shortfalls to address this year...

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