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State Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, speaks at Tuesday's meeting of the Select Committee on Coastal Restoration.

Allain: Restoration needs human touch

BATON ROUGE — The Senate Select Committee on Coastal Restoration and Flood Control left its Tuesday meeting knowing Louisiana could gain 802 more square miles of land in the next 50 years.

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State Rep. Patrick Jefferson, D-Homer, foreground, and LSU Family Law professor Andrea Carroll testify Tuesday before the House Committee on Civil Law and Procedure on Jefferson’s HB136 which halves the waiting period for families with minor children seeking no-fault divorce from 365 days to 180 days.

Bill would cut waiting time for divorces

BATON ROUGE – The House Committee on Civil Law and Procedure moved House Bill 136 to the full chamber for debate that halves the waiting period for families with children seeking no-fault divorce f

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Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin, in the well of the House chamber.

New business tax introduced

BATON ROUGE – A key part of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ tax plan quietly was introduced to the House on Monday in the form of House Bill 628 by Rep.



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