juvenile life sentences

May 24, 2017

The VP in BR

Vice President Mike Pence visits Baton Rouge on Wednesday - his third visit to the Pelican State in the past year.

Number of the Day

$190 billion- Proposed budget cut, over 10 years, to the federal SNAP program that provides food assistance to low-income families. The plan would shift costs to states, low-income families, temporarily unemployed adults and the elderly. (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
April 27, 2017

Senate votes to end juvenile life sentences

Children’s advocacy groups celebrated Wednesday as the Senate advanced a bill that would end sentences of life without parole for juveniles.

Number of the Day

70,000-  Number of former offenders on parole or probation in Louisiana who would gain voting rights if HB 229 by Rep. Patricia Smith is passed. (Source: The Associated Press)