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Sports betting is coming to Louisiana: 9 things you need to...

Louisiana residents may be placing bets on sports as early as fall, now that the Louisiana Legislature has overwhelmingly approved a framework for legal...

This session made the 8th consecutive year the Louisiana Legislature heaped...

For nearly a decade, Louisiana lawmakers have passed annual resolutions encouraging closer economic ties with Taiwan. Dating back to 2014, these resolutions have mentioned...

Governor John Bel Edwards targets conservative leaders, asserts power in vetoes

Gov. John Bel Edwards pushed back on legislative leaders’ financial power and targeted conservative lawmakers with 12 vetoes to the state budget plan Wednesday...

U.S. Senate panel grapples with fast-approaching state laws on rights of...

WASHINGTON — There was little disagreement among U.S. senators Wednesday over whether a national law is needed to standardize what soon will be a...

Starting in 2022, most Louisiana 5-year-olds will be required to go...

The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that will, with some exceptions, mandate that in 2022, the state’s 5-year-olds attend kindergarten. Senate Bill 10,...

Louisiana Legislature declines to create Office of Women’s Health

The Louisiana Department of Health won’t get an Office of Women’s Health anytime soon. House Bill 193, introduced by Rep. Denise Marcelle (D-Baton Rouge), which...

Gov. Edwards gets bill that doubles maximum punishment for flying drones...

A bill that would increase penalties for flying drones above petrochemical facilities, pipelines and grain elevators is headed to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ desk ...

Earmarks list for states in U.S. House infrastructure bill tops $5.7B

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats’ highway funding bill is poised to include roughly three out of five transportation projects submitted by members, as legislators...

Louisiana students will remain on buses without seat belts to and...

Many Louisiana students will still have to go to school in buses without seat belts. House Bill 130, which would have required new school buses...
Governor vetoes election grants bill — again

Gov. Edwards vetoes La. Legislature’s bill opposing election grants — again

Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed a bill Monday that would have prohibited state and local election officials from receiving grants or donations from private...

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