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Lawmakers lock Louisiana into spending hikes for the future

Jun. 8, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Flush with new cash in an election year, Louisiana lawmakers got generous, passing pay raises and boosted spending plans, but the full bill won't come due until later years. Despite improved revenue collections, the Legislature didn't have enough money to cover all the items on its...

Louisiana House seeking to cover more children in Medicaid

May. 20, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — House lawmakers unanimously agreed Monday to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program to include more children with developmental disabilities whose parents make too much money to qualify under current eligibility rules. Rep. Dodie Horton, a Republican from Haughton, is proposing to...