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House committee votes to let industries secretly audit themselves

BY: - May 6, 2021

The House and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced several bills this week that would weaken transparency by making various government records secret and hidden from the public for years. House Bill 72, sponsored by Rep. Jean-Paul Coussan, R-Lafayette, would allow industries to conduct self-audits for environmental accidents and would make those self-audit records secret for two […]

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Louisiana will make many more people eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday

BY: - March 8, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to greatly expand access to the COVID-19 vaccines in Louisiana Tuesday, adding people with more than 20 health conditions and those who work in jails and prisons to the list of those eligible to receive them. Health care providers who didn’t want to be named shared an expanded list […]