Senators rejected a measure Tuesday that would have barred discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, age, sex or disability by adding the characteristics to current anti-discrimination statutes.

But members of the Revenue Estimating Conference refused Monday to go along with a push from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to increase the forecast by another $54 million in anticipation of enhanced tax collection efforts.

lethal carouselA resolution would direct the Department of Corrections to recommend other execution methods if drugs cannot be found.

Public school funding, consultant contracts and the WISE Fund highlight today's action in the Legislature.

Members of the Senate Finance Committee bristled Friday at some suggestions from consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal, like plans to close 18 Office of Motor Vehicles locations around the state, limit ferry hours and consolidate transportation maintenance units.

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