Gov. John Bel Edwards sets special session for Feb. 14; see proclamation's details

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- As Louisiana Building and Trades Council president Robert "Tiger" Hammond, left, watches, Gov. John Bel Edwards, right, makes a point while speaking at the Louisiana State Building Construction Trades Council Annual Convention.

Louisiana legislators will be heading back to Baton Rouge on Feb. 14 to try to fix a $750 million shortfall in the state budget — just four months before it ends. Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday issued the proclamation calling the state Legislature into a special session to try to cobble together a solution… Continue reading →

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Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- With their king toasting the crowd, The Knights of Babylon parade uptown  in New Orleans, La. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. The parade featured its 260 members riding on 23 floats and its captain and 12 lieutenants on horseback. The krewe emblemed throws included  jester hats and bracelets along with their new 3-D cups.

Babylon, Chaos, Muses reign

On a crisp Thursday night, the Knights of Babylon, Knights of Chaos and Krewe of Muses paraded from Uptown to Canal Street. All three keep their themes secret… Continue reading →

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