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With just two days left in session, lawmakers are still negotiating setting a minimum age for marriage in Louisiana. 

The Louisiana House passed legislation Monday restricting what they call deceptive labeling of food products like cauliflower rice. Supporters say the move will protect Louisiana's agriculture industry, one of the largest industries in the state. 

The funding plan for K-12 schools in Louisiana is finally on its way to the full House, after the Appropriations committee advanced the school funding formula Sunday. 

The House Education committee approved the same K-12 funding plan on Thursday they rejected earlier this session. That reversal suggests movement in the biggest debate surrounding next year’s budget.

A bill to ban abortions in Louisiana after a fetal heartbeat can be detected is headed to Governor John Bel Edwards’ desk, after the Louisiana Legislature overwhelmingly gave final approval Wednesday. 

An effort to legalize sports betting in Louisiana came to an end in the Legislature Tuesday, after the bill was heavily amended and ultimately defeated in a House committee. 

A party line vote killed a bill Monday that would have made certain individuals income tax data available to the state’s legislative auditor. 

A Senate committee will have its chance to make changes to the state’s next budget today. Jay Dardenne, Governor John Bel Edwards’ top budget advisor, told members of the Senate Finance committee last week that most of the changes adopted by the House are in line with the administration’s proposals. 

A legislative effort to let chemical plants and other industrial companies keep certain environmental violations secret ended Wednesday, after the bill’s author pulled the legislation. 

For the fourth year in a row, an effort to increase the minimum wage in Louisiana was unsuccessful Tuesday. 

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