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Louisiana House Votes for $36B Budget, Federal Aid Spending

The Louisiana House has overwhelmingly backed a $36 billion operating budget for next year.
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La. House Backs Removing Permit Mandate for Concealed Carry

The Louisiana House has voted to scrap the need for a permit to carry a concealed handgun in the state, joining the Senate in backing the idea.
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Louisiana House Refuses to End Paddling in Public Schools

A bid to ban paddling and other forms of corporal punishment in Louisiana’s public schools fell five votes short of passage in the state House.
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Louisiana Governor Threatens Veto, Senate Passes Constitutional Carry

Louisiana Senate passed constitutional carry yesterday. IMG NRA-iLA U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, has said he will veto any Constitutional carry bill that arrives on his desk. From apnews.com: BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards indicated Thursday that he will use his veto pen to strike down a bill that would remove the requirement that gun owners have a permit to carry concealed firearms, if the proposal reaches his desk. On 27 April 2021, the Lou...
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House Agrees to Expand Louisiana's Medical Marijuana Program

The Louisiana House has backed a proposal to let patients in the state's medical marijuana program smoke raw cannabis, rather than rely on the more processed forms of marijuana currently available.
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Louisiana House GOP Leaders Unveil Their Budget Proposal

Louisiana House lawmakers have released their multibillion-dollar spending plans for next year.
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'Fossil Fuel Sanctuary State' Bill Stalls in Louisiana House

A bid to declare Louisiana a “fossil fuel sanctuary state” and bar enforcement of any federal law or regulation that could harm the industry has stalled in a House committee.
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Louisiana House to Debate Whether to Legalize Marijuana Use

The Louisiana House will debate whether to decriminalize recreational marijuana use by adults.
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Recall Against Louisiana House Speaker Doesn't Gain Traction

An attempt to recall Louisiana House Speaker Clay Schexnayder has failed.
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Analysis: Louisiana Lawmakers to Resume Debate on Policing

Simply creating a task force to study police training and misconduct issues amid a national discussion about racial bias in policing drew sharp tensions in the Louisiana House over the summer.
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Louisiana abortion law: Fury as Democratic governor says he will sign bill banning terminations into law

Louisiana lawmakers have passed a strict new abortion ban which will stop some women from having the procedure before they even know they are pregnant.In a 79-23 vote on Wednesday, the Louisiana House gave final passage to a bill barring abortion once there is a detectable fetal heartbeat, as early as the sixth week of pregnancy.The state joins Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio, which have all passed similar “heartbeat” bills this year.Missouri politicians also approved an eight-week ban o...
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Louisiana lawmakers send new abortion ban to governor’s desk

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers on Wednesday passed a strict new abortion ban that would prohibit the procedure before some women even know they are pregnant, joining a half-dozen conservative states with similar measures. In a 79-23 vote, the Louisiana House gave final passage to a bill barring abortion once there’s a detectable […]
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Louisiana: House Passes Pro-Gun Preemption Legislation

Opinion Louisiana Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Last week, the Louisiana House passed pro-gun legislation, House Bill 281 by a 68 to 30 vote. HB 281 has now been sent to the Senate where it was referred to the Senate Judiciary B Committee. Please contact committee members and urge them to support House Bill 281 when it comes up for a vote. House Bill 281, sponsored by Rep. Blake Miguez, removes vague language in Louisiana’s existing preemption statute to prevent a patchwork of laws through...
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Giuliani Intervenes In Congressional Race At New Girlfriend’s Behest

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s love life is becoming a real thorn in Republican leadership’s side. He has thrown himself into a quiet Louisiana House race to support a fringe Republican challenger against the GOP establishment-approved incumbent—because his girlfriend told him to. According to a Wednesday Politico report, Giuliani’s new girlfriend, Jennifer LeBlanc, is working on the campaign of Josh Guillory, an outside-shot challenger to 3rd district Rep. Clay Higgins, a staunch Trump acolyte...
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Tax bills edge forward in Louisiana House, but no deal yet

Lawmakers on the Louisiana House's tax committee have advanced three sales tax proposals to lessen state budget cuts that hit in fewer than two weeks
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Slow start in Louisiana’s latest special session on taxes

The Louisiana House has gotten off to a slow start in the latest special session on taxes, with no votes on tax bills and a rehashed debate over budget issues from prior sessions
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Budget dispute could force another Louisiana special session

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Within minutes of reaching a long-sought tax compromise, Louisiana House lawmakers dove into another partisan debate that threatens to force them into a third special session this year. They disagree over how to craft a budget for the year that starts July 1, after Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed […]
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Tax deal collapse?: Sales tax falls short in Louisiana House

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House spurned a more than $360 million sales tax renewal that could partially plug a budget gap looming in five weeks. Rejection of the measure Friday raised questions about whether lawmakers can reach a tax deal to avoid deep cuts to education, health care and public safety programs […]
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Louisiana House GOP leader offers scaled-back sales tax bill

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana House leaders are resisting Gov. John Bel Edwards’ call for $648 million in permanent taxes to balance the budget. Instead, they are considering a short-term sales tax measure that would raise a little more than half what the Democratic governor wants. House GOP leader Lance Harris called his proposal […]
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House doesn’t support making felons wait to run for office

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House refused to require convicted felons to wait five years after serving their sentences before they can run for office in Louisiana. The constitutional amendment by Sen. Conrad Appel, a Metairie Republican, got a 63-16 vote Wednesday, short of the 70 votes needed. The Senate had supported the […]
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“‘It’s time’: Louisiana House backs letting voters decide on controversial jury verdict law.”

“‘It’s time’: Louisiana House backs letting voters decide on controversial jury verdict law.” John Simerman of The Advocate of Baton Rouge, Louisiana has an article that begins, “For the first time since its birth in the Jim Crow era, a Louisiana law that allows juries to return non-unanimous verdicts in felony trials will go directly before state voters in a referendum, after the state House of Representatives voted 82-15 on Monday to place a proposed constitutional amendment to end the practic...
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Louisiana: Your Action Needed on Pro-Gun Legislation

Louisiana: Your Action Needed on Pro-Gun Legislation Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary B Committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 602.  It is important that you contact committee members and urge them to SUPPORT House Bill 602.House Bill 602, sponsored by state Representative Blake Miguez, would allow for concealed handgun permit holders, visiting a school, to carry a concealed firearm on any school campus.Again, please contact members of the Senate Judiciar...
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NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for May 11, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –Researchers say Draeger Breathalyzer is flawed— –Fed Stats show alcohol, seatbelt use more relevant than speed during crashes— –US House votes to overturn rule against car loan discrimination— –Texas AG says state tax dollars cannot be used to build toll roads— –A new kind of motorist trap in Arkansas—a Window Tint Trap– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving News Stories of the Week Researchers say a breathalyzer has flaws, casting ...
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Prison bill provokes testy gender debate in Louisiana House

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An effort to describe how Louisiana’s female prisoners should be treated sparked testy exchanges in the House, as a male lawmaker criticized the measure as offering unequal treatment to women and men. The bill would require female prisoners to have access to feminine hygiene products at no cost, amid concerns […]
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Bid to restore La. voting rights to ex-felons gains traction

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After years of stalling the measure, lawmakers in the Louisiana House have supported a proposal to restore voting rights to some of the state’s thousands of convicted felons on probation and parole. Rep. Patricia Smith, a Baton Rouge Democrat, has proposed the restoration of voting rights for years. It took […]
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Louisiana House backs tax record review of Medicaid patients

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s legislative auditor would be able to use people’s state income tax returns to check Medicaid eligibility, if senators agree to a proposal that won passage from House lawmakers. The measure from Republican Rep. Tony Bacala triggered strong feelings. Supporters, largely Republican, tout the bill as a way to combat […]
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Ethics bill that could ensnare health chief fails in House

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House refused to enact new work requirements that could force the state health secretary to stop seeing patients as a medical doctor. Rep. Lance Harris, House GOP delegation leader, said his ethics legislation wasn’t aimed at a specific official. But he’s acknowledged it could ensnare Democratic Gov. John […]
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Louisiana Budget With Deep Health Cuts Approved by House

The Louisiana House has narrowly backed a $27 billion state operating budget for next year that would steeply reduce spending on health services for the poor, the elderly, and people with disabilities to account for the loss of expiring state taxes.
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The Latest: House Narrowly Backs Budget Bill With Steep Cuts

The Louisiana House has narrowly approved a $27 billion state operating budget for next year that could shutter health care services and would leave the popular TOPS college tuition program short of full financing.
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Louisiana House Debates Budget With Deep Health Care Cuts

Louisiana House lawmakers are debating a $27 billion state operating budget for next year that would deeply reduce spending on health services.
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