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Louisiana Governor signs bill to eliminate jail, prison time for modest marijuana possession

Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a new law that eliminates jail and prison time for the possession of modest amounts of marijuana -- something...

Bills shielding Louisiana residents who refuse COVID-19 vaccine await John Bel Edwards’ response

The Louisiana Legislature passed bills that protect residents and employees who decline the COVID-19 vaccine, but Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a press...
Tax reform would reduce tax rates and enact tax cut triggers

Louisiana Legislative Session 2021: Winners and Losers

Lawmakers approved a business-friendly tax policy overhaul and prioritized transportation funding over most other budget items in the 2021 regular lawmaking session that ended...

RISE St. James founder Sharon Lavigne wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Sharon Lavigne, a retired special needs teacher in St. James Parish and the founder of the faith based environmental justice group RISE St. James...

Amid oil and gas buildout, Louisiana industry pushes for less oversight

When a natural gas pipeline fire in Paradis killed one worker and burned three others in 2017, the Louisiana State Police ordered Phillips 66...

Louisiana Legislature passed chemical recycling bill, but critics say it may worsen environment

A bill passed by the Louisiana Legislature this session would usher in a new kind of plastic recycling in the state, but environmental advocates...

Justice Department to increase legal staff amid surge in restrictive voting laws

WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice announced Friday that it is doubling its enforcement attorneys who will work to protect voting rights. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s...

Teachers come under pressure as politicians, parents battle over ‘critical race theory’

WASHINGTON—Teachers from Tennessee to Iowa are swept up in a wave of outrage led by GOP politicians nationwide over how schools teach kids about...
Several police reforms expected for Louisiana

Several police reforms expected despite failure of qualified immunity bill

With the 2021 Regular Legislative Session finished, Louisiana might soon benefit from several police reform bills that lawmakers passed this year even though Republican...
Gov. Edwards will likely approve early end to unemployment supplement

Gov. Edwards will likely approve early end to $300 unemployment supplement

Louisiana lawmakers on Thursday made a late-hour deal on legislation to discontinue the $300 federal unemployment supplement that the state provides out-of-work residents in...

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