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Governor vetoes election grants bill — again

House passes second version of vetoed elections bill

For the second consecutive legislative session, on Tuesday the Louisiana House passed an elections bill that would prohibit state and local officials from receiving...

Bill to ban corporal punishment in public schools fails in Louisiana...

A bill from Metairie Republican Rep. Stephanie Hilferty that would outlaw corporal punishment for public school students failed to pass in the House of...

Bill that would bar transgender women from competing on women sports...

The “Fairness in Women's Sports Act,” anti-transgender legislation introduced by Rep. Beryl Amedee (R-Houma), was killed in the Louisiana House Education Committee Tuesday when...

States with higher vaccine demand will be able to request more...

WASHINGTON — With demand for COVID-19 vaccines dropping in many states, the federal government is changing how those doses are allocated. Under the new policy, any...
Republicans block qualified immunity reform

Qualified immunity police reform clears early hurdle in House

A bill that would dismantle qualified immunity for police officers, a critical component of the Louisiana Legislature’s police reform agenda, advanced out of the...

Louisiana owes 1983 flood victims $300 million — and the victims...

Nearly 40 years after their businesses and homes were devastated by flooding, Tangipahoa Parish residents and business owners might finally get some money out...

Bill that would prevent social media websites from barring political or...

State Rep. Beryl Amedee, a Houma Republican, found little support Monday for her “Social Media Free Speech Act,” legislation she proposed to prevent social...

Billy Nungesser says transgender restrictions will have a ‘negative impact’ on...

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser believes transgender restrictions currently under consideration by the Louisiana Legislature will hurt the state’s tourism industry if they become law....

Cypress tree legislation clears House committee

A bill that would give added protection to cypress trees growing on public property cleared a House committee on Thursday and will move to...
Ivey resigns from Ways and Means Committee

Republican lawmaker resigns from Ways and Means Committee

State Rep. Barry Ivey, a Republican from Central, resigned from his seat on the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday, citing concerns that...

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