Briefs

LSU expands programs to stem nursing shortage

BY: - August 8, 2022

LSU Health New Orleans is expanding its accelerated nursing programs to North Louisiana to mitigate the nursing shortage the state is experiencing (Getty Images)

Louisiana governor discusses solar and wind at U.N. climate conference

Who’s traveling to Europe with Gov. Edwards?

BY: - August 4, 2022

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ 10-day trip to Europe to examine new flood control infrastructure used in Amsterdam and France will include a delegation of state leaders and business executives with an interest in coastal protection. Gov. Edwards going to Europe to tour new flood control solutions The delegation will include: Gov. John Bel Edwards First […]

Gov. Edwards going to Europe to tour new flood control solutions

Gov. Edwards going to Europe to tour new flood control solutions

BY: - August 4, 2022

Gov. John Bel Edwards will travel to Europe on Friday for a 10-day trip to examine new flood control innovations in France and the Netherlands that could be implemented in Louisiana.  Edwards will travel with a delegation of state and business leaders at the invitation of Netherlands Special Envoy for International Water Affairs Henk Ovink, […]

Louisiana insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, a white man with white hair in a black suit, speaks at podium labeled "NAIC National Association of Insurance Commissioners"

Insurance commissioner offers few answers at home insurance town hall

BY: - August 4, 2022

Louisiana’s insurance commissioner offered few answers to New Orleans residents concerned about the home insurance crisis.  Over 100 New Orleanians packed a room at the University of New Orleans Wednesday to get answers from Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon about the state’s insurance crisis. Seven Louisiana insurance companies have gone belly-up, initially leaving 100,000 residents, […]

Louisiana State Senators Bodi White and Mark Abraham

Louisiana Senate Finance chairman sent to hospital with COVID-19 symptoms

BY: - August 3, 2022

Sen. Bodi White, R-Central, was transported to a New Orleans hospital Monday with symptoms of COVID-19 following spinal surgery he underwent in July. He is the chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, which helps build the state’s spending plan each year. “The decision to transport Senator White was made out of an abundance of […]

abortion rights

Four members of U.S. Senate unveil bipartisan bill ensuring nationwide abortion rights

BY: - August 2, 2022

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators released legislation Monday that would codify Roe v. Wade, ensuring pregnant patients throughout the country once again have the right to an abortion. Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said the measure, called […]

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Louisiana abortion ban can be enforced again, appellate court rules

BY: - July 29, 2022

An appeals court has ruled that Louisiana’s abortion ban will go back into effect, granting a victory to Attorney General Jeff Landry, who argued that the laws should be in effect while a legal challenge plays out. Abortion providers sued the state following the U.S. Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade last month. They […]

State board to Louisiana doctors on abortion: Talk to a lawyer

BY: - July 28, 2022

The Louisiana State Medical board has advised the state's physicians to consult with a lawyer on what abortion care is legal (Julie O'Donoghue/Louisiana Illuminator)

Jeff Landry sues ULM med school over vaccine mandate

Judge denies AG Landry’s request to let abortion ban to go into effect pending appeal

BY: - July 26, 2022

A Baton Rouge judge has denied Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s request to have the state’s abortion ban go into effect pending his appeal of last week’s loss in court, meaning that abortion will stay legal in Louisiana – for now.  Judge Don Johnson of the 19th Judicial District Court granted abortion providers a preliminary […]

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Louisiana Special School District to replace superintendent

BY: - July 25, 2022

The board that oversees the Louisiana Special School District (SSD) took action Monday to replace its superintendent. In a unanimous vote, the SSD Board of Directors “opted to go in a different direction with district leadership,” according to a statement. The ouster of superintendent Ernest Garrett III comes amid an investigation of his performance that […]

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Louisiana receives 970 additional monkeypox vaccine doses

BY: - July 22, 2022

The federal government has sent Louisiana an additional 973 doses of the monkeypox vaccine, nearly doubling the state’s supply.  A week ago, the Louisiana Department of Health reported it had 1,048 doses of vaccine on hand. Each person vaccinated needs to receive two doses 28 days apart. Louisiana now has the capacity to fully inoculate […]

Shreveport abortion clinic

Ruling on Louisiana abortion ban expected as early as Tuesday

BY: - July 18, 2022

State District Judge Don Johnson declined Monday to rule in the lawsuit challenging Louisiana's abortion ban