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Louisiana House GOP Move to Throw Out COVID Restrictions — For...

Louisiana House Republicans have collected enough signatures for a petition to direct Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, to remove all of the state’s...

Gov. Edwards is sent a bill that creates a new way...

The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill Friday that changes the way the state adopts an emergency election plan and allows for some extra accommodations...

The ongoing pandemic requires a strong government response, not platitudes about...

Wednesday evening, during a meeting of one of the three state Senate judiciary committees, Rep. Phillip DeVillier, R-Eunice, made remarks that demonstrated once again...

State health department ordered to write guidelines for nursing home visitation

A bill that was originally written to give nursing home residents an unquestioned right to receive visitors -- even in the midst of a...

Bill passes offering $48 million in tax breaks to oil and...

The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that would give an estimated $48 million in tax exemptions to the oil and gas industry. House Bill...

Bill that would have protected defiant Louisiana pastor dies in committee

A bill meant to defend a Louisiana pastor who defiantly flouted the state’s COVID-19 restrictions on crowd size died in a Louisiana Senate committee...

House passes bill that would codify clergy’s right to visit nursing...

The Louisiana House passed a bill Wednesday morning that would prevent the state health department from restricting members of the clergy from visiting patients...

Senate committee waters down bill to preempt ‘Defund the Police’ Efforts

A Senate committee significantly watered down legislation that would make it harder for municipalities to “defund the police” in their communities.  The bill allows...

Legislature votes to give itself more power over emergencies such as...

The Louisiana Legislature voted Tuesday to give itself more authority over state emergency orders and restrictions, including those that have been in place for...

Legislation approved to stop drops in unemployment benefits

Thanks to new legislation that passed both chambers of the Louisiana Legislature, weekly unemployment benefits for laid-off workers will remain at current rates, and...

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