Federal judge halts Biden pause on new oil and gas leases across the U.S.

A federal judge in Lafayette has ordered the Biden administration to restart regular sales of oil and gas leases, forcing the administration to prematurely...
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Louisiana Governor signs bill to eliminate jail, prison time for modest marijuana possession

Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a new law that eliminates jail and prison time for the possession of modest amounts of marijuana -- something...

Bills shielding Louisiana residents who refuse COVID-19 vaccine await John Bel Edwards’ response

The Louisiana Legislature passed bills that protect residents and employees who decline the COVID-19 vaccine, but Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a press...
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Louisiana Legislative Session 2021: Winners and Losers

Lawmakers approved a business-friendly tax policy overhaul and prioritized transportation funding over most other budget items in the 2021 regular lawmaking session that ended...

RISE St. James founder Sharon Lavigne wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Sharon Lavigne, a retired special needs teacher in St. James Parish and the founder of the faith based environmental justice group RISE St. James...

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