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Report: Gov. Edwards lets family see video of troopers beating Black...

The family of a Black man killed by a Louisiana state trooper met with Gov. John Bel Edwards Wednesday to view long-secret body-camera footage,...

House labor committee rejects bill that would punish misclassification of employees

House lawmakers on Thursday rejected a bill designed to prevent businesses from skirting state taxes by fraudulently misclassifying employees as independent contractors. House Bill 34,...

Louisiana legislative leaders steer millions to their communities

The Louisiana Legislature overwhelmingly passed a budget bill Thursday (Oct. 15) that included more than $25 million in pet projects, many of which benefit...
Clay Schexnayder

Louisiana lawmakers poised to give themselves seats on high school athletics...

The Louisiana House Education Committee approved a bill that would put two lawmakers on the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s executive committee. The LHSAA...

House committee passes bills to expand visitation rights in nursing homes...

The Louisiana House Health and Welfare committee unanimously advanced a bill that would allow close family to visit their family members with disabilities in...

2020 Census count to end for good Thursday, Oct. 15

After a protracted court fight over how long American residents should be counted for the 2020 Census, a Tuesday order from the U.S. Supreme...
Tony Spell

Lawmaker who attends Tony Spell’s church pushes bill through House that...

Louisiana House lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill that was originally crafted to support a Louisiana church pastor who dared authorities to arrest him...

U.S. Sen. Kennedy defends Barrett in Supreme Court confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, R-Madisonville, on Tuesday criticized Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee for what he said were preconceived notions about how Amy...

New Orleans says it needs more money from Louisiana

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell wants the Louisiana Legislature to allocate more federal pandemic relief funding to her city, but her efforts seem like...

Appeal of Louisiana’s emergency election rules comes too late to change...

In a move that has the potential to confuse Louisiana residents who will start voting Friday for president, the U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress,...

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