Franklin Foil

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First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

The 67 Louisiana Lawmakers Who Just Voted That Gay Sex Should Be Illegal

Louisiana legislators rejected a bill that would remove the state’s ban on sodomy — even though the Supreme Court ruled such bans are unconstitutional over a decade ago. gnagel/gnagel The Louisiana House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly against ... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

And There’s Always Louisiana

If you ever need proof that Louisiana is the Louisiana of the American South, the Louisiana House of Representatives will always be happy to oblige. Today, the House defeated a bill that would remove the state’s sodomy law from the books. Despite ... [Published Box Turtle Bulletin - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Ex-ball player, moms plead with lawmakers

With his guide dog sprawled on the floor at his feet, the Rev. Patrick Mascarella tried to impress upon legislators Monday the importance of funding rehabilitative services.Mascarella, a retired Catholic priest, is legally blind. He lives independently ... [Published The Advocate - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Cost of toll roads really never goes away

Transforming Airline Highway into a high-speed toll road , as proposed by state Sen. Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge, is a bad idea.Having grown up on the East Coast, I can tell you firsthand that tolls are not only annoying; they never go away. The Pennsylvania ... [Published The Advocate - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Senator wants legislators OK’d to be armed

A late night, rambling email scared state Rep. Franklin Foil enough to call law enforcement . The sender ended up in jail for allegedly threatening the south Baton Rouge Republican following a misunderstanding about legislation.In California, the threat ... [Published The Advocate - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Toll road has to overcome long history

Does the push to build a nearly $1 billion toll road around Baton Rouge have much chance of becoming reality?Is it any more viable than other grandiose plans, including a $4.4 billion airport near Donaldsonville that never got off the ground, rail service ... [Published The Advocate - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 2 reports

Inner Loop talk bypasses EBR mayor

Baton Rouge officials say they are frustrated that state legislators who are talking about building an “Inner Loop” toll road across the parish never consulted with the Mayor’s Office or local transportation authorities.Baton Rouge-area state legislators, ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Nighttime hunting of wild hogs backed by House panel

After a few failed attempts in previous years, the recent explosion in the population of wild hogs led a Louisiana House committee to back legislation that would allow nighttime hunting.Organized hunters opposed the House Bill 353 , fearing that it would ... [Published The Advocate - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 3 reports

Lawmakers considering toll road around Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -A new plan being tossed around by lawmakers at the Capitol would call for a toll road around Baton Rouge and some say if approved the project could be operational within five years.Commuters like Lisa Shelmire, a nurse who sometimes ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

Louisiana: Senate Committee Passes Legislation Expanding Hunting with Suppressors

Last week, the Senate Natural Resources Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 212 .  Sponsored by state Senator Rick Ward (R-Port Allen), NRA-backed SB 212 would allow the use of firearm sound suppressors while hunting wild quadrupeds.  In 2011, ... [Published NRA-ILA - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 23 2014 - Updated Mar 23 2014 - 3 reports

Shifting gears

Despite massive hurdles, Baton Rouge-area state lawmakers are trying to launch a toll road around Baton Rouge that would ease traffic tie-ups without taking countless years to build.“We believe we can make it work, which is why this project is attractive ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Mar 23 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

House passes resolution for Loyola Law Day

The Louisiana House approved a resolution Thursday morning setting next Tuesday, March 25, as “Loyola Law Day” at the State Capitol.State senators voted in favor of the measure on Wednesday.The law school will set up a display, with giveaways and commemorative ... [Published The Advocate - Mar 20 2014]

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"when there's a wreck on the interstate it shuts baton rouge down" said State Representative Franklin Foil
"airline highway is already in place and so you put toll lanes down the middle of airline highway and still keep onon the side a service road which will be free so people can still travel down airline highway without paying a toll" added Foil

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The 67 Louisiana Lawmakers Who Just Voted That ... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Apr 16 2014]
And There’s Always Louisiana [Published Box Turtle Bulletin - Apr 16 2014]
Ex-ball player, moms plead with lawmakers [Published The Advocate - Apr 15 2014]
Cost of toll roads really never goes away [Published The Advocate - Apr 07 2014]
Senator wants legislators OK’d to be armed [Published The Advocate - Apr 06 2014]
Toll road has to overcome long history [Published The Advocate - Mar 28 2014]
Inner Loop talk bypasses EBR mayor [Published Bayou Buzz - Mar 27 2014]
BR mayor miffed at not being consulted on ‘inne... [Published The Advocate - Mar 27 2014]
Nighttime hunting of wild hogs backed by House ... [Published The Advocate - Mar 26 2014]
Lawmakers considering toll road around Baton Rouge [Published Bayou Buzz - Mar 26 2014]
Toll roadway study among Baton Rouge area proje... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Mar 26 2014]
Lawmakers considering toll road around Baton Rouge [Published WAFB - Mar 26 2014]
Louisiana: Senate Committee Passes Legislation ... [Published NRA-ILA - Mar 24 2014]
Shifting gears [Published Bayou Buzz - Mar 23 2014]
Forged in fire [Published Bayou Buzz - Mar 23 2014]
Plan would place toll road around city [Published The Advocate - Mar 23 2014]
House passes resolution for Loyola Law Day [Published The Advocate - Mar 20 2014]
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The 67 Louisiana Lawmakers Who Just Voted That ... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Apr 16 2014]
Louisiana legislators rejected a bill that would remove the state’s ban on sodomy — even though the Supreme Court ruled such bans are unconstitutional over a decade ago. gnagel/gnagel The Louisiana House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly against ...
And There’s Always Louisiana [Published Box Turtle Bulletin - Apr 16 2014]
If you ever need proof that Louisiana is the Louisiana of the American South, the Louisiana House of Representatives will always be happy to oblige. Today, the House defeated a bill that would remove the state’s sodomy law from the books. Despite ...
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