Incorporation vote bill advances

Legislation designed to stop incorporation of St. George cleared a state House committee Thursday.The measure, House Bill 1212, would require all voters who reside in a parish or parishes to vote in a special election on incorporating a new … Continue reading→

Taylor wary of district overhaul bills

In a swipe at three bills to overhaul his school district, East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Bernard Taylor said Thursday his school system faces challenges but has made major strides in the classroom.“We are not where we want to be … Continue reading→

Wine ice cream bill advances on third try

The third try really was the charm.The House Committee on the Judiciary voted without objection Thursday to advance legislation that would make alcohol-infused ice cream sales legal in Louisiana. The committee struggled with House Bill 471 twice in the past … Continue reading→

House advances Baton Rouge City Court bill

Legislation to elect Baton Rouge City Court judges at-large zipped through the Louisiana House Thursday morning. House Bill 1151 aims to create the potential for a structure of three black judges and two white judges as a federal court judge … Continue reading→

Grambling students approve athletics fee

GRAMBLING (AP) — Grambling State University’s athletic programs will get a boost in the fall after students approved an athletics fee that will generate an additional $1 million annually.After students voted against the athletics fee last year, university officials launched … Continue reading→

Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

Afghan civilians walk out from a gate of Cure International Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, April 24, 2014. The U.S. embassy in Afghanistan says three American doctors have been killed at by an Afghan security guard who opened fire at a hospital in Kabul. The shooting at Cure International Hospital in western Kabul was the latest attack on foreign civilians in the Afghan capital this year. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.The shooting at Cure International Hospital in … Continue reading→

House advances Real ID legislation

The Louisiana House advanced legislation Wednesday that would put Louisiana in compliance with post-9/ll federal rules.House Bill 907 would give the state’s residents the option of getting a Real ID. The IDs are identification cards and driver’s licenses whose authenticity … Continue reading→

Bill could limit federal aid spending

Louisiana welfare recipients would be prohibited in state law from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under a bill that received the support Wednesday of the House Health and Welfare Committee.The Department … Continue reading→