Former Gov. Edwin Edwards and his one-liners already seem custom-made for the world of social media.

speed trap carouselTowns that get more than half their annual income from speeding citations would be labeled "speed traps" under a proposal heading to the full House for debate.

The law, passed in 1981, was found unconstitutional in 1987 by the Louisiana Supreme Court, so it can't be enforced. But lawmakers have refused to strip it from the books.

Lawmakers said Monday that Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal for Louisiana's state prisons improperly uses hurricane recovery money for retirement payments and appears to shortchange some funding needs.

It appears Louisiana drivers won't face new limits on their cellphone use.

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