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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...

Louisiana unemployment trust fund almost out of cash

With Congress unable to come together on a bipartisan coronavirus relief package, Louisiana has almost no money left to pay unemployment claims to residents....

With COVID-19 rate still high, Louisiana enters eat-drink-and-be-merry phase

COVID-19 has been infecting fewer people in Louisiana than it did during a first peak in April or a second peak in July, and...

Unemployed workers continue to demand congressional action

Orville Lowery, 69,  a self-described “country boy from Arkansas” is no stranger to protest and activism. In the 1960s, he protested against segregation and...

A burning chemical plant may be just the tip of Hurricane...

By John Pardue, Louisiana State University Hurricane Laura plowed through the heart of Louisiana’s oil and chemical industries as a powerful Category 4 storm,...

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