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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...

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...

Louisiana House passes education bills related to funding, virtual discipline and...

The Louisiana House passed several bills affecting students across the state, including school funding, student discipline during virtual learning and broadband connectivity. Here are...

Trump’s rhetoric on election integrity unfolds in courtrooms, tweets

See you in court! It is a threat President Donald Trump and his re-election campaign have lobbed — sometimes verbatim — at states across the...

Nursing home-visitation bill addresses a real problem in a problematic way

Hours before my mother died I spoonfed her vanilla ice cream. Sprinkled into the dessert was a vitamin she’d been refusing to take. But...

List maintenance or voter purges: How the practice of maintaining voter...

In the last decade, millions of registered voters across the country have been removed from voter rolls. In 2019, Ohio removed more than 460,000 voter...

Louisiana House will consider law to protect pastor who violated COVID-19...

The Louisiana House will take up legislation that would protect a pastor who defied state regulations by holding church services during the first few...

Supreme Court ruling on Voting Rights Act opened floodgates for new...

It hadn’t even been a day since the U.S. Supreme Court dismantled one of the pillars of voting rights in America, and North Carolina...

Louisiana House backs proposals to undo COVID-19 restrictions

The Louisiana House of Representatives made its intentions clear Friday when it passed seven bills that would limit the governor’s authority during emergencies like...

Will COVID-19 delay the Supreme Court confirmation hearings?

One of the few obstacles that could prevent Amy Coney Barrett from being confirmed as a Supreme Court justice this year is the coronavirus. That...

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