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Literacy bill named for former Louisiana state representative is moved forward...

About 160,000 Louisiana students struggling with reading or writing could get extra help if a bill by Rep. Steve McKnight (R-Baton Rouge) that funds...

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...

Louisiana leaders Jay Dardenne, Jim Henderson among 8 finalists for LSU...

Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne -- a former gubernatorial candidate who has served as lieutenant governor and state senator and is an unabashed...

Mandatory kindergarten for 5-year-olds bill passes Louisiana Senate committee

A bill that requires Louisiana’s 5-year-olds to attend kindergarten was approved by the Louisiana Senate Education Committee in a 5-1 vote Wednesday morning. “We have...
Sports betting bill clears committee

Sports betting permits could cost just $1,100 for Louisiana bars

A bill to levy fees and taxes on sports betting cleared an early hurdle Wednesday with unanimous approval from the Louisiana House Ways and...

House committee rejects proposed tax on millionaires

Rep. Mandie Landry, D-New Orleans, sponsored legislation that would have required Louisiana’s millionaires to pay an additional 2% in state income taxes, but the...

Pushback against ‘vaccine passports’ puts colleges in a quandary

WASHINGTON — Florida’s Nova Southeastern University joined a small group of U.S. colleges on April 1, when the private research university announced that it...

LSU seeks new Title IX coordinator as administrators’ roles change following...

LSU is looking to hire a new coordinator for its Title IX office which handles sexual misconduct in response to a damning report that...

Louisiana set to receive $773 million to fund early childcare, but...

Louisiana is set to receive $773 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to fund early childcare, but an early childhood advocate said if...
Critics decry STD bill

One bill would reform tax incentives while another would undo tax...

Louisiana’s House Ways and Means Committee advanced a bill Thursday that would require a two-thirds vote of the legislature to enact any new tax...

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