UPDATE: The bill that would have raised the cigarette tax over $1.05 a pack was deferred today. The author of the bill tells NBC33 he decided to defer because he did not believe he would get the votes to pass it through.
Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature disagree on many issues. Supporting veterans is not one of them.
Almost 40 legislators traded their blue and red for purple and white Sunday in the Truce for Troops Bowl.
East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden this week signed the ordinance passed by the Metro Council which will allow BREC to serve and sell alcohol at select facilities in a much more efficient and customer-oriented pro! cess.
The Senate Committee on Education will take a look at two bills that would set up and clear the way for the proposed breakaway school district, also known as the Southeast Baton Rouge Community School District.