State GOP leaders tell governor’s office they will offer some budget solutions this week

Louisiana House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, told the governor’s office that Republican lawmakers would offer cost-saving proposals on Tuesday and identify possible areas on Friday for possibly raising state revenue. - PHOTO BY SARAH GAMARD/MANSHIP SCHOOL NEWS SERVICE
PHOTO BY SARAH GAMARD/MANSHIP SCHOOL NEWS SERVICE
Louisiana House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, told the governor’s office that Republican lawmakers would offer cost-saving proposals on Tuesday and identify possible areas on Friday for possibly raising state revenue.

Katie Gagliano and Sarah Gamard

Louisiana House Speaker Taylor Barras told Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office Monday that Republican lawmakers would offer several cost-saving proposals on Tuesday and identify areas for possibly raising state revenue on Friday, aides to the governor said Monday.

Read the story in bestofneworleans.com/Gambit.

 

Words could take guns from Louisiana’s domestic violence offenders

By LSU Manship News Service

Which word should the state use to confiscate guns from people convicted of domestic violence without offending gun users and their powerful lobbyists?

That is a question with which the state Domestic Violence Prevention Commission has been struggling, and it has now made its choice: relinquishment.

The commission has decided to primarily use that word in its upcoming recommendations on how the state could better enforce a 2014 law requiring domestic-violence offenders to give up their guns.

Read the story in NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune.