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Governor signs orphan well tax exemption into law

Bill said to help solve the Louisiana’s abandoned oil well problem...

The Louisiana House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill to exempt production of oil from abandoned wells from severance tax Tuesday. Rep. Jean-Paul Coussan...

Involuntary servitude to remain a permitted punishment for crime in Louisiana

A bill that sought to give Louisiana voters a chance to outlaw involuntary servitude  in the state -- even for people who’ve committed felonies...
Republicans block qualified immunity reform

Legislation to reform police ‘bill of rights’ passes Louisiana House

A bill to reform Louisiana’s police officer “bill of rights” narrowly cleared the first half of its legislative journey with House lawmakers approving the...

FDA green lights Pfizer vaccine for kids 12-15, with CDC still...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday signed off on expanding the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12...

Driving with phone in hand could soon be illegal in Louisiana

Rep. Mike Huval (R-Breaux Bridge) told the Louisiana House transportation committee Monday that that morning’s commute to the Louisiana Capitol had confirmed for him...

More than $350B in federal recovery cash starts rolling out to...

WASHINGTON — States, cities and counties can begin to tap their share of the $350 billion in federal funds intended to spur a national recovery...

Republicans block anti-housing discrimination bill in committee

A bill that would have made it illegal in Louisiana to refuse to rent or sell housing to someone because of their sexual orientation...

‘It’s going to hurt the people,’ resident says of bill to...

Just south of Oil City, where state Rep. Danny McCormick is from, is the predominantly Black city of Shreveport. Residents there breathe some of...
Bill protecting Black hairstyles continues through legislature

Bill protecting Black women’s natural hairstyles continues through legislature

A bill that would prohibit race-based discrimination of natural hairstyles inched a step closer to full legislative approval Thursday after clearing the House Committee...

Heartbreaking stories of Black maternal deaths, pregnancy complications, racism related at...

WASHINGTON — When U.S. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri was pregnant with her first child, Zion, she saw a sign in her doctor’s office...

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