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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 raises for judges. Sheriffs can get the salary hikes, too, because a law allows them to get the same raises as district court judges.

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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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Vitter bills pinch welfare recipients

Vitter bills pinch welfare recipients

U.S. Senator David Vitter introduced two amendments to the Farm Bill in the U.S. Senate last week, affecting those on welfare.

The first would end the welfare subsidy for ...

Last Updated ( May 26, 2013 )

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Senate defers gun bill ban on federal oversight

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Senators postponed a vote Tuesday on a controversial bill that would prohibit enforcement in Louisiana of any federal bans on assault weapons, after op...

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House refuses Medicaid expansion

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana House overwhelmingly refused Tuesday to provide government-subsidized health insurance to thousands of people with the Medicaid dollars availa...

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La. drivers can't tweet or post to Facebook

La. drivers can't tweet or post to Facebook

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Motorists in Louisiana will have to add tweets and Facebook updates to the list of activities banned while driving, along with texting.

A bill proh...

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