The Senate Finance Committee approved the bill Wednesday, despite opponents who argued it would shut down the storefront lenders.

A measure to allow the state to implement its own, less stringent plan for limiting carbon dioxide emissions unanimously passed the Senate.

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 a House committee.

A push to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program as allowed under the federal health care has been overwhelmingly rejected by the Senate health committee.

Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job.

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