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House labor committee rejects bill that would punish misclassification of employees

House lawmakers on Thursday rejected a bill designed to prevent businesses from skirting state taxes by fraudulently misclassifying employees as independent contractors. House Bill 34,...

House committee approves bill that would stop parishes from limiting alcohol...

The Louisiana House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill Thursday morning that would prevent a parish from stopping businesses from selling alcohol. That law...

Louisiana lawmakers push COVID-19 relief for businesses, but not workers

Louisiana lawmakers approved several bills Monday (Oct. 12) that would provide relief to businesses in light of the state’s unprecedented, pandemic-related unemployment rate, but...

Louisiana House votes to stop fire marshal from enforcing COVID-19 restrictions

The Louisiana House passed a resolution that suspends the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s authority to enforce COVID-19 restrictions on businesses – including bars and...

Multiple tax-cut bills pass the Louisiana House Tuesday

The Louisiana House of Representatives passed several tax bills Tuesday including one that gives $157 million in tax breaks to oil companies, another that...

Lawmakers vote to give $157 million to oil companies and bypass...

A Louisiana House of Representatives Committee narrowly passed a bill Monday that muddies the state’s corporate tax exemption laws by creating a potential loophole...

Lawmakers want to stop fire marshal from enforcing COVID-19 restrictions 

The House Commerce Committee advanced a resolution that suspends the state’s fire marshal authority to enforce COVID-19 restrictions on businesses --including bars and restaurants....

Louisiana governor, Legislature want to avoid unemployment program changes

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana’s legislative leadership are looking for ways to avoid the consequences of draining the state’s unemployment trust fund, which...

Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ highlighted at congressional forum as an example of...

WASHINGTON —Louisiana activists are calling on Congress to bolster environmental justice protections at the federal level, in advance of a key vote in Congress...

Lake Charles tenants get temporary restraining order blocking their evictions

When 22-year-old Tyneesha Johnson evacuated her Lake Charles apartment when Hurricane Laura struck last month, she didn’t expect to not be able to return...

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