Alex Tirado

Alex Tirado

Royce Duplessis

Automatic expungement bill advances, but fiscal hurdles loom ahead

By: - May 31, 2022

A Louisiana Senate committee approved a bill Tuesday that would provide for the automatic expungement of qualifying criminal records, but lawmakers raised concerns about the long-term expense to taxpayers if applicants no longer have to pay to clear their names. The Senate Judiciary C Committee advanced House Bill 707, authored by Rep. Royce Duplessis, D-New […]

Kyle Green

Proposal would increase campaign donation limits in Louisiana

By: - May 17, 2022

The House and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced a bill Tuesday that would raise the limit on the amount of money that individuals and political committees can contribute to Louisiana candidates. House Bill 254, sponsored by Rep. Kyle Green Jr., D-Marrero, would set the campaign contribution limit for donors and small political action committees at $5,000 […]

A streetcar rolls past a voting precinct in New Orleans.

Survey: Louisiana residents have confidence in elections, but not local news

By: - April 21, 2022

The survey also found that bipartisan agreement disappears in beliefs about whether voting is a fundamental right or a privilege.