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Louisiana Republicans don’t plan to sue over mask order, leader says

State Rep. Blake Miguez, chairman of the House Republican caucus, said Friday that there are no plans for Louisiana House Republicans to take legal...

Rise St. James files injunction seeking to halt construction of $9.4B...

Rise St. James, a faith-based environmental justice group in St. James Parish took its fight against Formosa Plastics to Washington Tuesday by asking a...

LaSalle Parish boasts of Louisiana’s lowest unemployment rate

With many residents out of work due to the coronavirus epidemic, LaSalle Parish, in rural Central Louisiana, recorded the state’s lowest unemployment rate, 6.6...

Shreveport City Councilman flips positions on smoking ban

After the Shreveport City Council passed a comprehensive smoking ban scheduled to take effect in August, a councilman who previously supported the law now...

Louisiana Bucket Brigade leaders say their arrests for terrorism is payback

Two women from the Louisiana Bucket Brigade were arrested on charges related to terrorism Thursday, six months after they left a box of plastic...

State board gives 5 companies $140 million off next year’s property...

The Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday approved tax breaks for multiple Louisiana companies worth more than $148 million next year alone...
Bill allowing environmental self-audits passes House

Louisiana plants claim COVID-19 makes it impossible to monitor pollution

Across Louisiana, people who live in the communities surrounding industrial facilities have often complained that pollution from those plants is responsible for their elevated...

Louisiana lawmakers focus coronavirus recovery efforts on business community

The Louisiana Legislature has focused most of the state’s coronavirus relief strategy on businesses, rather than government programs and individual aid. Republicans leading the body...

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