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Jul 23rd

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Senate bill takes aim at re-election

Senate bill takes aim at re-election

BATON ROUGE — For a brief time last summer, former Heflin mayor Judy Tillman was considering a run for the office she vacated when her constituents successfully had her recalled.

"We cannot find any prohibition in the election code that would keep the former mayor from qualifying," Secretary of State spokesperson Brandy Patrick said at the time. "If she wants her old job back, she's just as qualified as anyone else to fill her own unexpired term. All she has to do is sign up and pay her fee."

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Senate approves $24.6B budget for next year

Senate approves $24.6B budget for next year

BATON ROUGE — Senators agreed Wednesday to a $24.6 billion budget to finance state government operations and services next year, sending the heavily rewritten proposal ba...

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Abortion providers banned from public schools

Abortion providers banned from public schools

BATON ROUGE — Organizations or people that perform abortions will be prohibited from distributing any health information at Louisiana's public schools.

The Senate voted 31...

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Lawmakers: Domestic abuse grounds for immediate divorce

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers have agreed to make domestic abuse one of the grounds for immediate divorce in Louisiana, rather than having a months-long waiting period.

The Sena...

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Gov. Bobby Jindal signs cigarette butt littering ban into law

BATON ROUGE — Flicking a cigarette butt out of your car window could get you slapped with a hefty fine and community service.

Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law a bill ...

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Holy Week crawfish supply should satisfy demand

LAFAYETTE— Louisiana crawfishermen and the merchants who sell the crustacean to retail customers say the supply should be enough to satisfy appetites during Holy Week and...

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Sentencing next month for convicted child killer

MANSFIELD — Convicted child killer Brian Horn will be formally sentenced to death at 9 a.m. May 28.

District Judge Robert Burgess set the date Wednesday. It falls a few da...

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