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  • Legislative auditor launches new fraud hotline

    August 2, 2014 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - If you think someone is stealing or wasting public money, the legislative auditor's office has a new hotline to report the suspicions. The auditor's office announced the launch of the hotline Friday, along with a website and FAX number to report allegations of theft, fraud... more »
  • Louisiana's annual legislative session begins

    March 10, 2014 7:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Legislature opens its three-month regular session Monday, with lawmakers considering a rollback of toughened educational standards and a boost to the state's minimum wage among a wide-ranging list of proposals up for debate. Lawmakers were to gavel in at noon. Gov. Bobby Jindal... more »
  • Cap on legislative wining and dining moves to $57

    June 25, 2013 5:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The amount lobbyists can spend on wining and dining state lawmakers and other public officials is going up July 1. The Advocate reports that the rate will go up from $56 to $57 per occasion, based on the law that sets the limit. The 2008... more »
  • State Debating Higher Education Tuition Hikes

    April 30, 2013 7:26 PM

    Depending what happens in the legislature, tuition could rise for thousands of students at universities across the state. Tuesday, the House Education Committee held a hearing on a proposed bill which would allow universities to raise tuition without legislative approval. "We're trying desperately to maintain quality and performance... more »
  • Jindal Snubs Acadiana Representative, Influences Leadership Votes

    October 26, 2011 7:02 PM

    Governor Bobby Jindal made his endorsements for House and Senate leaders, giving the snub to one Acadiana law maker. The Governor's endorsements came early this year, with one-fifth of the legislature still undecided because of runoff elections. "The timing of this seems very odd. One would think Jindal... more »
  • LA Cities Expect Changes After Legislative Session Ends

    June 28, 2011 11:23 PM

    With the regular legislative session just coming to a close, cities and towns across Louisiana will have a few changes coming their way. There's been a lot of talk about budget cuts, higher education and redistricting at the State capitol. But there were also those in Baton Rouge fighting... more »
  • LA Regular Legislative Session Begins Monday

    April 24, 2011 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Weary lawmakers still smarting from angry battles over the drawing of their political districts return to the Louisiana Capitol on Monday to take up the difficult task of balancing next year's budget. The two-month regular session will be jam-packed with tough decisions on whether to... more »
  • Louisiana State Legislative Special Elections Set for Saturday

    January 21, 2011 4:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Elections are set Saturday to replace a New Orleans legislator who went to Congress and an Acadiana legislator who took a state regulatory post. Democrats Errol Bailey, Roland Barthe, Wesley Bishop and Willie Jones are in a race for the state House seat Cedric Richmond vacated... more »
  • Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Legislative Score Board

    January 10, 2011 1:50 PM

    The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is distributing its initial legislative scorecard, which records key votes by state legislators during the 2010 regular session. "This scorecard is an objective method of tracking how the local delegation voted on issues important to the business community in particular, and the area in... more »
  • Lawmakers Will Not Hold a Legislative Session

    July 27, 2010 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal stripped millions of dollars in lawmakers' pet projects from the budget, scuttled a spending plan to help cash-strapped coastal communities responding to the oil spill and rejected several bills overwhelmingly approved by legislators. But none of that was enough to persuade lawmakers... more »
  • Five Names In The Hat To Be The Next Legislative Auditor

    March 17, 2010 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Five people have applied to be the state's new legislative auditor, to lead the office that reviews the financial books of state and local government agencies. Among the applicants is Daryl Purpera, who is working as the interim legislative auditor, since Steve Theriot retired in... more »
  • Louisiana should check tax files of contractors

    February 23, 2010 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers should consider requiring "tax clearances" for individuals and businesses that contract with the state, a new audit report concludes. The Legislative Auditor's Office made the recommendation in a report released to the public Monday. The office looked at the state revenue department's methods for... more »

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