Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards sent a letter to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday, March 18 requesting temporary changes to several federal programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Louisiana lawmaker is pushing to expand mail-in voting ahead of the fall presidential election, now pitching the idea as a way to improve voter turnout and slow the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus.
The online voter registration deadline in Louisiana is approaching quickly, and Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is reminding voters that only registered Democrats and Republicans will be eligible to vote in the presidential primary on Saturday, April 4.
Governor John Bel Edwards told Louisiana’s lawmakers he wants the legislature to make education a priority for the state during a speech on the first day of the 2020 Legislative Session Monday, March 9.
We’ll be losing an hour of sleep come Sunday, March 8 for Daylight Saving Time, and there have already been a few bills filed ahead of the state’s legislative session, which begins Monday, to keep Daylight Saving Time year round.
It’s a law that targets habitual drunkards, prostitutes, habitual gamblers, people who loiter, and able-bodied people who seek to support themselves with welfare or charity rather than seeking employment.
Louisiana House Bill 138 provides that cameras that record audio and video be placed in classrooms where a majority of students receive special education for at least 50 percent of their instructional time.
In a change of course, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is amending the rules to the controversial Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP) so that private businesses that are denied tax breaks by local government entities can appeal the decision to the state Board of Commerce and Industry.
A major report from the Baton Rouge Advocate is putting a spotlight on Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s business dealings with a man in prison for cheating the immigration system so he could make money.
Entering a second term without the budget woes of his first, Gov. John Bel Edwards plans to dole out nearly $1 million in pay raises to his staff, Cabinet secretaries and other high-level political appointees across state government.
Higher education leaders Monday, Feb. 10 requested more money from state lawmakers that would help chip away at the $1.5 billion backlog of repairs on state campuses, offer faculty pay raises, and help cover rising employee retirement and insurance costs.
Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-La.) has joined health officials in President Donald Trump’s administration in unveiling the new Healthy Adult Opportunity (HAO) program, which will allow states to create specific policies to provide better care for able-bodied adults who are eligible for Medicaid.