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Gov. Edwards will likely approve early end to unemployment supplement

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)...

Louisiana Legislature votes to shift $300 million annually to transportation projects

The Louisiana Legislature voted overwhelmingly Thursday to move approximately $300 million annually from a fund that pays for higher education and health care to...

Rep. Malinda White pulls domestic abuse bill after she reportedly threatens...

One of the Louisiana Legislature’s most outspoken advocates for abused women withdrew her bill expanding the definition of domestic abuse a day after she...
Pink tax bill passes Louisiana Legislature

‘Pink tax’ exemption heads to Gov. Edwards for approval

The Louisiana Legislature passed the so-called “pink tax” exemption bill on Thursday, proposing a state sales tax exemption on feminine hygiene products and diapers....
Tax reform proposal heads to La. voters

Tax swap package heads to Louisiana voters and Gov. Edwards

Louisiana voters will get to choose this fall whether they want to give up their ability to deduct their federal income tax bills from...
Lawmakers approve orphan well tax exemption

Lawmakers hope ‘orphan’ well tax exemption will resolve ongoing problem in...

Lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation that would establish a program to help fix “orphan” oil wells by offering a tax exemption on oil produced...

Louisiana Legislature allows for more child sex abuse lawsuits — including...

The Catholic Church and other major institutions accused of mistreating children stand to lose a lot more money to lawsuits brought by victims of...
Bill protecting Black hairstyles continues through legislature

Bills prohibiting natural hair discrimination fail to make it through Louisiana...

Black employees will not be getting protection against discrimination for wearing their natural hair to work this year. All the bills that would have prohibited...

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