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The Louisiana Legislature adjourned its regular legislative session Thursday, June 8, 2017, and immediately convened a 12-day special legislative session to pass the state’s operating budget for the financial year beginning July 1, 2017. The Legislature was unable to reach […]

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This week, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a call for a special session of the Louisiana Legislature as a precautionary measure in response to significant disagreements over the state’s operating and construction budgets. The special session, if necessary, is to […]

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The Louisiana Legislature adjourned a special legislative session on Wednesday, February 22, after approving a deal to close the state’s $304 million budget deficit for the fiscal year ending June 30. Lawmakers agreed to use $99 million from the state’s […]

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February 6, 2017  •  

Louisiana Special Session Called

Gov. John Bel Edwards has called a special session of the Louisiana Legislature. The special session will convene at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 13, and must adjourn by midnight on February 22. The governor wants the Legislature to address […]

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Gov. John Bel Edwards plans to issue a call this week to bring the Louisiana Legislature into a special session to try and close the state’s $304 million deficit. The special legislative session will run from February 13 to February […]

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January 16, 2017  •  

Louisiana Special Session Likely

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said on Friday a special session of the legislature is likely necessary to remedy a $313 million deficit in the state’s budget. Gov. Edwards stated last week that any deficit beyond $300 million would automatically […]

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Republican candidate John Kennedy won a state run-off election on December 10 to fill Louisiana’s second seat in the U.S. Senate. Kennedy, Louisiana’s incumbent treasurer, won 61 percent of the vote to defeat Democratic candidate Foster Campbell. Kennedy will take […]

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On June 23, the special session of the Louisiana Legislature adjourned. The governor wanted $600 million to address the state’s budget shortfall for the fiscal year beginning on July 1, but lawmakers would only approve legislation providing $263 million. The […]

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The 2016 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature adjourned sine die on June 6, 2016. Upon transmittal of a bill, Gov. John Bel Edwards will have 20 days to sign or veto legislation. A special session was also convened on […]

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On May 27, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a call for a second special session of the Louisiana Legislature. The special session will convene at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 6, and must adjourn by midnight on June 23. […]

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On March 9, the Louisiana Legislature adjourned its special session sine die. Gov. John Bel Edwards had called the special session of the Legislature to convene on February 14 for the purpose of focusing on fiscal issues concerning the state. […]

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On April 9, 2016, a special primary election will be held for the Louisiana House District 29 seat, which has been left vacant by the death of Rep. Ronnie Edwards on February 24. If no candidate receives a majority of […]

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On February 5, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards called a special session of the Legislature to meet on February 14. The purpose of the session is to focus on fiscal issues concerning the state, including a call for reductions in […]

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Lobbyists registering in Louisiana are now able to pay their registration fee online with credit cards. On December 1, the Lobbying Division of the Louisiana Ethics Administration Program announced this update for processing registrations for 2016. If paying by credit […]

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