Category Archives: State News

Bill to Ban E-Tabacco Products for Minors Goes to Full Senate

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A bill by State Senator Rick Gallot to ban e-tobacco products for minors is now headed to the full senate for more debate.  Gallot moved his bill out of a senate committee this morning with a unanimous vote and no amendments.
He says this is the latest tobacco problem afflicting young people and should be banned.  [...]

6th District Congressional Race Becomming Crowded

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There’s been a lot of speculation about whether former Governor Edwin Edwards will run for congress in the Baton Rouge area.  Today he announced his decision.  The colorful Governor is from Avoyelles Parish and served in Congress before he became Governor.

Rufus Craig, Libertarian
And this is becoming a crowded race.  A Baton Rouge attorney, Rufus Craig, [...]

Libertarian Party of Louisiana Takes a Stand on 2014 Legislative Issues

Baton Rouge, Louisiana (March 13, 2014) – In light of the 2014 Legislative Session beginning this week, the Libertarian Party of Louisiana (LPL) encourages the legislature to cast a vote for liberty in regard to controversial issues that have a dramatic impact on our state such as Common Core, marijuana legalization, and the use of one-time [...]

Controlled Burn Conference Held Today

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The March winds are winding up, and that means you’ll be seeing controlled burns.  A conference is held today on the safety and science behind these fires, which foresters use to cut down on undergrowth and other potential forest fire fuels.
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Today’s conference includes members from a variety of groups devoted to the environment and the [...]

2014 Legislative Session Begins Today

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Governor Bobby Jindal opens the 2014 legislative session in Baton Rouge. The 85 day session is now open after a 20 minute speech from the governor.
And if there was one issue he emphasized more than any other, it’s jobs. The governor introduced people who have benefited from what Jindal says are his work force efforts, [...]

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