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Sharon Hewitt

Bill that would block governor’s ability to veto emergency election plan...

A state senate committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would eliminate the governor’s veto power on proposed emergency election plans. Senate Bill 20, introduced...

Census deadline extension means Louisiana has more time to be counted

Louisiana residents and residents throughout the country will have at least until Monday to respond to the 2020 Census -- and maybe longer.  A...

Trump and Biden quarrel over mask mandates and state shutdowns in...

The two men vying to become the next president offered a stark contrast to voters on face mask requirements and on how soon state...

Louisiana Republicans want power during health emergencies, but haven’t agreed on...

The Louisiana Legislature’s Republican leadership came into their month-long special session this week in part to wrestle more control over the COVID-19 health crisis...

White Police chief in videotaped beating of Black man was never...

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Edwin Bergeron's brother is on the civil service board. Although they share the same...

Louisiana legislators want ‘a seat at the table’ when it comes...

The Louisiana Legislature is looking for more of a say over the state’s emergency response as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on into its seventh...

Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court, and D.C....

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump at the White House on Saturday introduced federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee, setting off...

Attorney General Jeff Landry is challenging Louisiana public schools and health...

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry challenged public schools and the Louisiana Department of Health on Sept. 24 over COVID-19 case reporting and disciplinary concerns. Louisiana...

Louisiana governor, Legislature want to avoid unemployment program changes

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana’s legislative leadership are looking for ways to avoid the consequences of draining the state’s unemployment trust fund, which...

Trump reportedly ready to tap Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme...

President Donald Trump plans to nominate federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice...

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