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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...
Sharon Hewitt

Bill is overhauled to streamline emergency election plans and expand early...

A bill that initially would have removed the governor’s power to veto emergency election plans underwent wholesale changes Tuesday with an amendment that would...

Anti ‘Defund the Police’ bill puts demagoguery over commitment to local...

By Chris Kaiser Louisiana legislators have recently fast-tracked a bill – House Bill 38 – that would punish cities and parishes that reduce their police budgets by...

Bill addressing discipline in virtual classrooms is changed to cover only...

A bill that would have given the right to a hearing to all Louisiana students who are suspended or recommended for expulsion for an...

Bill to prohibit schools from giving names of contagious students to...

Louisiana House lawmakers spent much of Monday afternoon debating a bill that would prohibit schools from reporting the names of  students who have infectious...

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