Category Archives: State News

LA Farmers Happy About Farm Bill Passage

Louisiana farmers were relieved to finally see passage of a farm bill.  LSU AgCenter Correspondent Tobie Blanchard talks with an Ag economist about what the bill means for local producers.

KLAX ABC 31 News 3/4/14

Voter Registration Deadline Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the deadline for registering to vote for April 5th’s primary municipal election.  You can register to vote or change your party affiliation at www.geauxvote.com.  Or you can stop by the registrar of voters office tomorrow.
KLAX ABC 31 News 3/4/14

Crawfish Slowly Making Their Way to Area Restaurants

It’s been a slow start to the season, but finally more and more crawfish are making their way to area restaurants.
And we know the crowds aren’t far behind, but not everything we know about crawfish is actually true.  Allison Bourne-Vanneck has a few lessons for us.

McClain says he has the research to back it up, [...]

Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Rebate Often Goes Unclaimed

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State taxes are due in May.  Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon wants to remind you to claim a rebate in regards to the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, an option that expires at the end of this year.

65 percent of those funds were unclaimed at the end of last year.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/27/14

Oil & Gas Representatives to Confront “Lawsuit Abuse”

Oil and gas business representatives are eager to bring up one major issue for the Louisiana Legislature, which convenes next month.  It’s what they call lawsuit abuse.

There will be lobbyists for trial lawyers who will be fighting the industry on this issue, arguing they represent the rights of ordinary people.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/21/14

Missing LA Boy’s Body Found

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Authorities in Louisiana have found the body of a missing boy.
They say they found nine-year-old Hank Bollen in the woods this morning, after he allegedly left on home on Monday with a single shot .22 rifle.
Crews had been searching from the air and ground trying to find him.  The sheriff says Bollen was found with [...]

New Legislative Session to Begin March 2nd

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The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce is hosting lawmakers as they prepare for the annual session in Baton Rouge.  They will convene at noon on Monday March 2nd in Baton Rouge.
It is a non-fiscal session, which means their days will be mostly about non-tax and budget matters, including marijuana legalization, gay marriage and the limitation [...]

State Senator Gallot Files E-Cigarette Bill

One area senator is going after sales of e-cigarettes to minors.  Rick Gallot has filed a bill in the upcoming session to regulate those sales.

That measure is Senate Bill 12.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/17/14

LA Driver’s Licenses Getting Redesign

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Your next Louisiana driver’s license and ID card designs will have new looks.  The new features offer greater security, privacy protection and resistance to tampering.  There’s a tri-color overlay, multi-colored fine-line printing and a ghost image of your photo.
The last update was in 2001.
“We are always looking for ways to better protect Louisiana citizens from [...]

College Goal Sunday Helps Parents With College Prep

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This weekend is the 7th year for College Goal Sunday.  The programs take place at various locations around Louisiana to help students and parents learn how to afford tuition.

Locally, you can go to LSU of Alexandria and Louisiana College from 2 to 4.
To learn more about the event at LSUA, click here.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]