Gov. John Bel Edwards

Senate President: Individual income changes will be 'tough'

Jeremy Alford

With a variety of issues on the agenda for second special session of the Louisiana Legislature, ranging from sales tax exemptions to corporate taxes, Senate President John Alario believes the most endangered part of the governor’s call may involve the personal taxes paid by citizens of the state.

Budget standoff: TOPs students may have to pay half of their tuition; safety-net hospital face deep cuts

Students receiving TOPS may have to pay as much as half of their tuition bills from their own pocket this year, and safety-net hospitals throughout the state for low income are looking at deep cuts if House Republicans reject Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plan to raise money this special session.

Regular session ends with dramatic moment

Sen. Karen Carter Petersen, D-New Orleans, listens to Gov. John Bel Edwards address the joint session of the Legislature on the opening day of the second special session of the year. The night before she single-handedly killed a bill to allow juveniles who were sentenced to life without parole would have become eligible after serving 30 years in prison. Credit: Samuel Carter Karlin

With three minutes left in the 2016 regular session, a life-and-death drama was unfolding on the Senate floor. Sen.

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