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Bill protecting Black women’s natural hairstyles continues through legislature

A bill that would prohibit race-based discrimination of natural hairstyles inched a step closer to full legislative approval Thursday after clearing the House Committee...
Senators vote to cut unemployment benefits in half

Legislation that slashes unemployment benefits by half gets support of Senate...

A Senate committee approved a bill Thursday that would cut unemployment benefits in Louisiana, leaving laid-off workers to collect about half the total amount...

House committee votes to let industries secretly audit themselves

Correction: A carcinogen was detected in the groundwater — not the drinking water — near the Pineville facility. The House and Governmental Affairs Committee...

Louisiana House committee supports higher fees for hunting and fishing licenses

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is running out of money. The department faces an expected $16 million shortfall this year and a...

Cypress tree legislation clears House committee

A bill that would give added protection to cypress trees growing on public property cleared a House committee on Thursday and will move to...

Bill to make Louisiana a fossil fuel sanctuary state signals lawmakers’...

An attorney for the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday that a bill to make Louisiana a fossil fuel sanctuary state could jeopardize...

Misclassification of workers bill would give businesses a pass on a...

A bill that would have immediately penalized employers who misclassify their workers as independent contractors underwent major last-minute changes Monday and now proposes to...

House committee advances bill to expand broadband access throughout Louisiana

Daryl Deshotel’s (R-Avoyelles) HB 648, which creates the "Granting Unserved Municipalities Broadband Opportunities" grant program to expand broadband access throughout the state, advanced without...

Bill would allow people looking for rentals to explain if their...

Arielle Butler had no issues paying her rent before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Zachary woman said Monday. She baked and worked for a maintenance...

Pipeline companies want to change the law to avoid fines from...

A Louisiana State Police commander told a Louisiana House committee Thursday that a bill to cut the state police out of notifications concerning small...

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