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Here's a wrap-up of the 2017 legislative session

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Here's a wrap-up of the 2017 legislative session
BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Legislature sent six bills, including the state operating budget, to Governor John Bel Edwards Friday, and then promptly folded its tent, ending the special session with three days to spare.
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Construction bill gets through Senate committee

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Construction bill gets through Senate committee
BATON ROUGE — The Senate Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Thursday made minor tweaks to the package of capital outlay bills worth nearly a billion dollars in state and local construction projects before sending it to the full Senate for expected passage Friday.
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Budget passed by finance committee, headed to Senate floor
BATON ROUGE — The Senate Finance Committee Thursday moved to the full Senate on an 8-3 vote the latest House version of the state operating budget, virtually the same funding plan it approved last Thursday at the close of the regular session.
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House OKs construction spending bill

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House OKs construction spending bill
BATON ROUGE — The House on Wednesday passed to the Senate, 82-20, House Bill 2, the capital outlay bill funding $930 million worth of top-priority construction projects throughout Louisiana.
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Senate gets budget bill

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Senate gets budget bill
BATON ROUGE — The House approved, 56-46, the state operating budget Wednesday and sent it to the Senate. It would appropriate all forecasted revenue for fiscal year 2018, but instruct state agencies to refrain from spending a combined $60 million as a precaution against midyear shortfalls.
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Legislature starts off Wednesday with prayer for Scalise
Legislature starts off Wednesday with prayer for ScaliseBy Sarah Gamard / Manship School News ServiceBATON ROUGE — After news broke that U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot in the hip early this morning while practicing in a Virginia park for a charity baseball game later this week, the Louisiana Legislature and governor began their day gathered in prayer in the Capitol Rotunda.Gov. John Bel Edwards, Sen. President John Alario, R-Westwego, and House Speaker Taylor Barra...
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