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The Louisiana Legislature will be meeting in two sessions in early 2017 – a Special Session (February 13th – February 22nd) and the Regular Session (April 10th – June 8th). As Governor John Bel Edwards and the state legislators tackle the state budget deficit and other major issues, the LDMA is highlighting LPB’s past legislative coverage.  Since 1977, LPB has provided comprehensive coverage of all of the proceedings at the Legislature.  To see how past administrations have dealt with similar issues, you can view the complete Louisiana Legislature topic.



Louisiana: The State We're In Logo

Louisiana: The State We’re In

See complete coverage of the 1977-1983 and 2009-2016 Legislative Sessions.






The Governor's Address to the Legislature


Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses

See live coverage of the Governor’s opening address to each Legislative Session from 1981-2016





Capitol Beat

Capitol Beat

See a LPB’s daily legislative updates from 2009-2016







For extended coverage and interviews during these session, watch Louisiana: The State In on Fridays at 7PM and Sundays at 2PM.