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House speaker says petition requires governor to end COVID-19 restrictions

Attorney General Jeff Landry on Thursday filed a motion in an East Baton Rouge Court Thursday arguing that once Louisiana House members affixed enough...

326,000 remain in dark two days after Hurricane Zeta

Two days after Hurricane Zeta hit the state with 110 mph winds, an estimated 326,000 customers in Louisiana remained without electricity Friday morning, down...

Louisiana lawmakers want greater internet access for the state

Before their special session ended, the Louisiana Legislature approved measures that will create an office of broadband connectivity and “to connect as many Louisianans...

Bill passes offering $48 million in tax breaks to oil and...

The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that would give an estimated $48 million in tax exemptions to the oil and gas industry. House Bill...

Legislation approved to stop drops in unemployment benefits

Thanks to new legislation that passed both chambers of the Louisiana Legislature, weekly unemployment benefits for laid-off workers will remain at current rates, and...

Climate change leads to more intense hurricanes — and more mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are a part of life in South Louisiana. But this year’s active hurricane season has made the biting insects intolerable -- even to...

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...

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