COVID-19

Louisiana House backs proposals to undo COVID-19 restrictions

The Louisiana House of Representatives made its intentions clear Friday when it passed seven bills that would limit the governor’s authority during emergencies like...

Will COVID-19 delay the Supreme Court confirmation hearings?

One of the few obstacles that could prevent Amy Coney Barrett from being confirmed as a Supreme Court justice this year is the coronavirus. That...

Trump in ‘good spirits’ after testing positive for COVID-19; Biden tests...

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump tweeted early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, throwing the presidential campaign into a...

House passes new pandemic relief bill, but wide gap remains between...

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House on Thursday night narrowly passed a slimmed-down $2.2 trillion Democratic coronavirus relief bill that retains hundreds of billions in aid for...

Louisiana lawmakers need to acknowledge that COVID-19 is still with us

When Republican members of the Louisiana House Health, Education and Welfare committee argued with two of the state’s top public health experts Wednesday, they...

Louisiana legislative leaders diverge on how much power they want over...

The Louisiana Legislature’s two Republican leaders -- Senate President Page Cortez and House Speaker Clay Schexnayder -- have both said they want to curb...

Louisiana’s COVID-19 restrictions too onerous, Republican lawmakers tell state health officials

Pushing back against Louisiana lawmakers who believe that the state’s continuing COVID-19 restrictions are disproportionate to the threat, Dr. Jimmy Guidry, state health officer...

Trump and Biden quarrel over mask mandates and state shutdowns in...

The two men vying to become the next president offered a stark contrast to voters on face mask requirements and on how soon state...

Louisiana Republicans want power during health emergencies, but haven’t agreed on...

The Louisiana Legislature’s Republican leadership came into their month-long special session this week in part to wrestle more control over the COVID-19 health crisis...

Louisiana legislators want ‘a seat at the table’ when it comes...

The Louisiana Legislature is looking for more of a say over the state’s emergency response as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on into its seventh...

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