The Louisiana House budget-writing committee Monday advanced a $24 billion spending plan for next year that could force steep cuts on colleges and health services, but few lawmakers expect it to resemble the final bill.
Property owners whose annual tax assessments increase by 15 percent or more in one year would be allowed to pay that increase over a three-year period, under a measure approved Monday by the House Ways and Means Committee.
A joint meeting between the City-Parish Council and the Lafayette Parish School Board set for Tuesday evening has been postponed. No new date has been set.
On Thursday, May 2, Hearts of Hope will present “An Evening with Elizabeth Smart” at Our Savior’s Church in Lafayette.
Lawmakers are making their first changes to Gov. Bobby Jindal's $24.7 billion budget proposal for next year in the House Appropriations Committee.
A sharply divided Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from a Louisiana man who claimed that most of a seven-year delay between his arrest and murder trial was the result of a breakdown in the state's system for paying defense lawyers in death penalty cases.
State Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain is advising horse owners to vaccinate their animals for eastern equine encephalitis and west Nile virus as mosquito season kicks in.
In a letter distributed Wednesday to the Iberia Parish Council, attorney Gary McGoffin argues that the damages claim of Holly Leleux-Thubron will not likely hold weight in court; her attorney responded Thursday by filing a complaint in federal court.
It’s typical, says Lafayette Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper, for gifted and talented students to get the short end of the stick. Case in point: Senate Committee Resolution 23.
A permit to keep a tiger named Tony at a truck stop outside Baton Rouge was invalid because the truck stop's owner wasn't the animal's legal owner, the state 1st Circuit Court of Appeal ruled Thursday.
The Advocate has succeeded in its legal effort to get the names of the candidates who applied for the top post.
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