February 17, 2017

Special session wears on

The House is devoting its Friday session to debating a pair of GOP budget-cutting proposals that would cut money for hospitals, prisons, schools and other state services beyond the $60 million proposed by Gov. John Bel Edwards.
October 11, 2016

Oct. 11: Corporations balk at overtime rules

Louisiana corporations are fighting back against new federal rules, set to take effect Dec. 1, that require them to pay overtime to white-collar workers who make less than $47,476 per year.
August 31, 2016

Aug. 31: Gas tax lags as infrastructure projects wait

Louisiana’s gas tax has been unchanged since 1990, and has lost much of its purchasing power since then because of inflation.
August 30, 2016

Aug. 30: New Orleans streets – $5 billion to fix

A study of New Orleans roadways estimates it will take at least $5 billion to improve all the city’s streets enough to be rated in “fair” condition.