Olympic gold medals aren’t enough to keep gymnast and activist Aly Raisman silent on the issue of sexual assault, and she spoke at LSU Wednesday night about how it can affect even the most successful women.
The Senate Education Committee on Thursday refused to approve a bill that would have allowed schools officials to possess firearms in a decision that marked a second defeat for efforts to arm teachers.
The fiscal cliff facing the Legislature is a little less steep than originally projected thanks to a new estimate that Louisiana will receive a $346 million windfall in tax collections as a result of changes in federal tax law.
The Revenue Estimating Conference on Thursday adopted that estimate along with projections by the Division of Administration that the state could face a $648 million budget gap unless the Legislature votes to cut services or raise more revenue.
It was standing room only Tuesday as the House Appropriations Committee discussed the impact of a potential $2.3 billion cut to the state’s health care budget. The proposed cuts would drastically affect the elderly and the disabled, many of whom rely on government programs to receive proper care.
The House Education Committee on Wednesday (April 11) unanimously approved three bills that would tell students on how to report dangerous social media posts, align nutrition rules for school snacks with federal standards, and let schools administer opioid antidotes to overdose victims.