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Louisiana’s historic veto override session: Winners and losers 

Republican leaders in the Louisiana Legislature ended the first veto override session in the history of the state Wednesday, three days earlier than the...

Grassroot groups give Louisiana lawmakers an ‘F’ on the environment

Louisiana is among the nation’s top energy producing states. It’s also among the states most vulnerable to climate change, which is driving more intense...

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoes bills related to vaccines, emergency...

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Friday that he vetoed 28 of the 505 bills the Louisiana Legislature sent him during the 2021 legislative session. ...

Southern University in Baton Rouge is ‘falling into the river’ and...

Maurice Pitts, the director of facilities at Southern University in Baton Rouge wanted to make it clear Monday that what he was saying about...

Louisiana governor vetoes bill to allow people to carry concealed guns...

Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed legislation this week that would have allowed residents over the age of 21 to carry concealed guns without a...

Louisiana governor signs law to eliminate state sales tax on menstrual...

Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a new law Thursday that will eliminate the state sales tax from feminine hygiene products and diapers. The tax...

More than 160,000 sign up for $1 million vaccine lottery after...

More than 160,000 vaccinated Louisianians entered for the chance to win $1 million Monday as the Louisiana Department of Health launched “Shot at a...

Gov. John Bel Edwards expresses support for Louisiana State Police Superintendent...

On his first radio show after the 2021 Louisiana Legislative Session, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he had signed a bill increasing the...

Louisiana Legislative Session 2021: Winners and Losers

Lawmakers approved a business-friendly tax policy overhaul and prioritized transportation funding over most other budget items in the 2021 regular lawmaking session that ended...

Justice Department to increase legal staff amid surge in restrictive voting...

WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice announced Friday that it is doubling its enforcement attorneys who will work to protect voting rights. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s...

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