Bill to Remove Non-Violent Crimes from Habitual Offender Law Fails in Committee

By Anitra Brown Tribune Staff In a 9-7 vote, the Louisiana House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday (April 17) to kill House Bill 355, which would remove non-violent offenses from the list of offenses that can result in habitual offender sentencing enhancements. The move comes as a disappointment...

State Legislative Black Caucus Elects New Leaders

The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus elected executive officer for the 2018-2019 year. State Rep. Randal Gaines of LaPlace was elected as chairman. Established in 1977, the LLBC’s mission is to is to raise the quality of life for African Americans, poor and working people in Louisiana through legislation, education and...