butts carouselThrowing a cigarette butt out your car window could get you a hefty fine, if lawmakers agree to a proposal that received unanimous backing Wednesday.

A package of bills that would toughen laws against domestic violence received support Wednesday from the Louisiana House criminal justice committee.

The House Education Committee shot down a bill that would change eligibility for Louisiana's TOPS program and required repayment of the free college tuition if students lose their awards.

Metropolitan Lafayette is one of the fastest-growing regions of our state, with a thriving, diversified economy, superb quality of life and an accomplished community of health care providers.

The budget to finance the House, Senate and other legislative agencies would grow to more than $98 million next year, under recommendations approved without objection Wednesday by a panel of legislative leaders.

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