Category Archives: State News

Steve Scalise Named House Majority Whip

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The number 3 man in the U.S. House of Representatives now is from Louisiana. U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise was elected House Majority Whip in the shake-up that followed Eric Cantor’s defeat and resignation as majority leader.
Scalise is from Jefferson and serves the 1st congressional district.
More information may be found here.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/14

Local Legislators Actively Opposing New Bridge Name

There’s more fall-out from that bill which re-names the bridge now being built across the Red River. Alexandria State Representative Lance Harris and Natchitoches Senator Gerald Long say they both have contacted the governor asking him to veto house bill 1140.
Alexandria Representative Herbert Dixon has named the bridge for former Pineville City Councilman Lemon Coleman [...]

Jindal Announces Discontinuation of Common Core

Governor Bobby Jindal says he has removed Louisiana from Common Core by the stroke of his pen. The Governor calls it a federal government over-reach.

The Governor’s announcement was quickly followed by statements from State Superintendent John White and Education Board President Chas Roemer. They say Common Core will continue, and the governor doesn’t have the [...]

Vitter Willing to Expand Medicaid in LA

Gubernatorial candidate David Vitter says he’s moving forward with his plans for the U.S. Senate despite his campaign. Vitter says there are several issues at the top of his list.

That election is next year. Vitter spoke this week to the Baton Rouge Press Club.
And the senator created a stir by saying he would be willing [...]

Lawmakers Pass Bill to Name New Red River Bridge

Louisiana lawmakers pass a bill naming the new span over the Red River, and it’s now on the governor’s desk. In the waning days of the last legislative session, one area lawmaker amended a bill to call it the Coleman Curtis Bridge.
State Representative Herbert Dixon says he wanted to name the bridge for two African-American [...]

Duck Dynasty Family Member Announces Run for Congress

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A relative of the Duck Dynasty reality show clan is announcing his candidacy for the 5th district congressional seat this November. Zach Dasher is the nephew of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson.
You may recall the Robertsons were behind Vance McAllister, who’s the incumbent, but McAllister has been in the midst of a domestic scandal.
Dasher is [...]

Jindal Signs “Jump Start” Bill

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Governor Bobby Jindal is giving Louisiana students a jump-start.
The Governor was in Winnfield today to sign a bill in front of its author, State Representative Jim Fannin.
“Jump Start” is a public-private partnership among school systems, charter schools, colleges, industries and workforce developments. It offers training for high school students in careers they’re interested in pursuing [...]

Source of Pet Abuse Video Discovered

A Lafayette TV station learned who leaked video of pets being abused during their grooming sessions. They say the store owner’s daughter set up the hidden camera, and the video was uploaded to You Tube where it went viral.
Ashlea Bullington has more.

KLAX ABC 31 News 6/12/14

Donelon Advises Policy Review for Upcoming Hurricane Season

He’s the man with the plan you always see around this time of year. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says it’s time to give your insurance papers a once-over and make sure you’re covered, even if you live inland from the coast.

His office web site offers advice on what you need to have, depending on [...]

Miss LA on Farewell Tour

Miss Louisiana is about ready to hand over her crown. Jaden Leach is on her farewell tour. She stopped by KLAX-TV today for one of her interviews before the final pageant, which airs on our station Saturday, June 28th.
Leach is from West Monroe and is a senior at ULM in Monroe.
She’s been a spokesperson for [...]