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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...

‘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....

Louisiana lawmakers pass bill suggesting ‘abortion reversal’ is possible

Louisiana lawmakers approved a bill that would require medical professionals to tell a woman using medication to terminate a pregnancy that her pregnancy might...

Louisiana may require medical staff to suggest ‘abortion reversal’ is possible

Louisiana lawmakers are close to approving a new law that would require medical professionals to tell a woman using medication to terminate a pregnancy...

Louisiana Senate scuttles post-pregnancy Medicaid extension

The Louisiana Senate Finance Committee killed legislation Thursday that would have allowed people who were pregnant to stay on Medicaid for a year postpartum....

In five years, 786 people died in Louisiana’s jails and prisons,...

As a law professor in Louisiana, the state that leads the country and world in the percentage of residents it incarcerates, Andrea Armstrong of...

Louisiana won’t legalize recreational marijuana this year

The push to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Louisiana died Tuesday, when the Louisiana House rejected legislation to tax recreational marijuana. The proposed...
Tax reform proposal heads to La. voters

Louisiana bill takes lenient approach to employers who misclassify workers

The Louisiana House unanimously passed a bill Monday meant to discourage employers from misclassifying workers as independent contractors and, thus, depriving the state of...

Should my child get the COVID-19 vaccine? 7 questions answered by...

The Food and Drug Administration expanded emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to include adolescents 12 to 15 years of age on...

CDC: You can ditch the mask in most places, indoors and...

WASHINGTON — Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to wear a mask in most situations, indoors and outdoors, federal health officials said in...

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