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Louisiana Senate passes voting machines bill

The Louisiana Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would create a new voting commission to oversee the Louisiana secretary of state’s purchases of...
Transgender

Senator pulls bill that would have imposed health care restrictions for...

Sen. Mike Fesi, R-Houma, pulled his legislation Wednesday that would have restricted health care access for transgender children and teenagers by requiring people under...
LSU

In response to LSU scandal, La. House passes bill that would...

A bill by Rep. Aimee Freeman (D-New Orleans) that would mandate the termination of higher education employees who don’t report known Title IX violations...
University of New Orleans

University of Louisiana system looking at gaps in faculty and staff...

The University of Louisiana system -- which oversees nine universities across the state -- is reviewing the way its schools screen job applicants following...

Louisiana police reform bill passes Senate committee

A bill from the Louisiana Legislature's police reform task force cleared a Senate judiciary committee on Tuesday with proposals regarding chokeholds, search warrants, and...

UNO hired a professor who had been arrested for a sex...

In the spring of 2018, a student at the University of New Orleans told administrators biology professor Shawn Vincent asked her for sex in...

Bills addressing LSU sexual misconduct scandals move forward

A pair of bills that increase transparency, clarify sexual assault reporting mandates in Louisiana colleges and universities and establish an anti-sexual assault “Louisiana Power-Based...

8 unusual things about the sexual misconduct scandal in the Louisiana...

The controversy surrounding Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office got a new set of legs this week thanks to a press conference Landry held...

LGBTQ protections are already scarce in Louisiana; Legislature seeks to make...

Louisiana is a state of “no” when it comes to protecting the LGBTQ community. No ban on housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and...
Voting machine bill passes Senate committee

Voting machine bill advances after residents pushing conspiracies descend on Senate...

A bill that proposes a new method of procuring Louisiana’s voting machine systems and strips the Louisiana Secretary of State of some autonomy cleared...

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