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Apr 23rd

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Restaurant-only alcohol vote coming in Pineville

PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — Within a few months, people could be able to have a glass of beer or wine with their dinner at Pineville restaurants.

The Pineville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to call an election that would loosen restrictions on alcohol sales in the city.

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Budget deal passes in final hours

Budget deal passes in final hours

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers agreed to a $25.4 billion budget compromise Thursday, in the final hours of a legislative session marked by new bipartisan alliances in the House ...

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New law will crack down on fraud against vets

New law will crack down on fraud against vets
Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed legislation that will help prevent individuals who have never served in the military from dishonoring the service of veterans and veteran sma...
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Negotiators reach budget deal

Negotiators reach budget deal
BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers negotiating next year’s $25 billion budget struck a tentative deal Wednesday that includes a $69 million increase in public school funding, in a c...
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Pay raise for judges, sheriffs passes

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's judges and parish sheriffs are getting pay raises.

With a 29-7 vote, the Senate gave final passage Tuesday to a bill outlining five years of pay ...

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Senate backs spending plan for state surplus

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Senate on Monday backed a plan to use a $113 million state surplus to fill a gap in this year's Medicaid program, rather than repay the state'...

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Centralized collection of debt a work in progress

Centralized  collection of debt a work in progress

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers looking to boost dollars for state expenses are trying to reach a compromise to centralize and toughen debt collection efforts, with estimates tha...

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