30 April 2011

Legislative regular session through Apr. 30, 2011

As is typical, the first week of a legislative session is slow, but this was remarkable in that only one identified bill even came in front of committee, and was fairly quickly dismissed. Next week several bills are cued up, and hearings coverage should begin on some of them in this space.

Total number of bills, House: 597; total number of bills, Senate: 251.

23 April 2011

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly -- Prefiled bills for 2011

Welcome to coverage of the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. As always, we start with the listing of the good, the bad, and the ugly bills prefiled to the start of the session. A few more may find their way onto the lists before filing ends in the near future.