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LA lawmakers push for hike in state minimum wage

Some State Senators have filed a bill for the upcoming session that would push Louisiana's minimum wage up to $10 an hour in 2015. That's a $2.75 increase over the current rate of $7.25.

Gibsland, LA Mayor convicted of malfeasance in office, town owed $80K to IRS

Odell Key, mayor of the town of Gibsland, LA, has been convicted of malfeasance in office, prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Office announced.

LA Lawmakers discuss hot topics with voters ahead of legislative session

As the 2014 legislative session draws closer, local lawmakers are making sure everyone knows about the big issues.

Representatives set to spar over another controversial anti-abortion bill

A newly proposed bill by Republican representative Frank Hoffman is looking to push anyone with a link to abortion providers from teaching in Louisiana classrooms.

LOGA lawsuit against AG delayed: LOGA president's health at risk

The historic lawsuit filed back in July against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies is awaiting the decision of a federal judge. But now a lawsuit filed by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association in response is causing some controversy.

LSU Law Student Bar Association to Host Legislative Preview, Feb. 25

The LSU Law Student Bar Association (SBA) will host the annual Louisiana Legislative Preview on Tuesday, February 25

Common Core protesters argue educational standards

"if common core lives, freedom dies," said attendee Ralph Roshto. That was the thought of hundreds of opponents at an anti-common core rally Thursday in Baton Rouge.

Newcomer looks to take on Secretary of State in 2015 election

Baton Rouge born and raised law professor, Democrat Chris Tyson has hopes of taking on a new job, as Secretary of State.

Omitting unconstitutional laws from books could take some work

Lawmakers are looking to do a little housekeeping this session by taking dozens of old laws out of Louisiana law books.

Central forum shows similarities in council candidates, intensity in mayoral race

Voters in Central are starting to get a sense of their options.

St. George incorporation looking to start more signing locations and times, opposition continues fighting

Get ready to start seeing more than just signs out supporting the St. George incorporation, the group is now gearing up to take its petition drive to the next level.

Louisiana public defenders operating with minimal oversight, says audit

According to the Louisiana Legislative Auditor, the Louisiana Public Defender Board has not been making sure public defenders are doing their jobs effectively.

Richard Lee runs for Mayor of Port Allen

Voters in Port Allen will soon be making a big decision that could take the city in a new direction when they choose their next mayor.

Together Louisiana hopes to encourage lawmakers to tackle debt problem starting with payday lending

Hundreds of community and faith based organizations came together Friday as one to educate themselves just in time for the spring legislative session.

'I'm getting back in the race;' Slaughter comments on possible re-election

Qualifying is now closed for the mayoral race in Port Allen, but there's one familiar name on the candidate list  of 5. "I'm a fighter. I'm getting back in the race."