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Louisiana Legislature’s education bills will have an impact from K-college

During the legislative session that ended Thursday, the Louisiana Legislature passed bills that mandated kindergarten for 5-year-olds, created a program to help young students...

Bills shielding Louisiana residents who refuse COVID-19 vaccine await John Bel...

The Louisiana Legislature passed bills that protect residents and employees who decline the COVID-19 vaccine, but Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a press...

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...

Amid oil and gas buildout, Louisiana industry pushes for less oversight

When a natural gas pipeline fire in Paradis killed one worker and burned three others in 2017, the Louisiana State Police ordered Phillips 66...

Louisiana Legislature passed chemical recycling bill, but critics say it may...

A bill passed by the Louisiana Legislature this session would usher in a new kind of plastic recycling in the state, but environmental advocates...

Teachers come under pressure as politicians, parents battle over ‘critical race...

WASHINGTON—Teachers from Tennessee to Iowa are swept up in a wave of outrage led by GOP politicians nationwide over how schools teach kids about...

Several police reforms expected despite failure of qualified immunity bill

With the 2021 Regular Legislative Session finished, Louisiana might soon benefit from several police reform bills that lawmakers passed this year even though Republican...

Gov. Edwards will likely approve early end to $300 unemployment supplement

Louisiana lawmakers on Thursday made a late-hour deal on legislation to discontinue the $300 federal unemployment supplement that the state provides out-of-work residents in...

Bills requiring public schools teach specific aspects of American history die...

A bill from Rep. Valarie Hodges (R-Denham Springs) that would have required public schools to teach specific aspects of American history -- including the...

In this legislative session, Louisiana Republicans flipped the meaning of discrimination...

During a committee meeting where he voted against legislation that sought to protect Louisiana’s LGBTQ renters from housing discrimination, Rep. Danny McCormick (R-Oil City)...

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