Gov. John Bel Edwards is looking closely at a bill that would allow most people to be able to carry their firearms concealed without taking a training course but the bill’s chances of being signed into law are looking slim-to-none.
Months after most Louisiana voters agreed to legalize sports betting, lawmakers Thursday gave final passage to rules that will allow the wagering through sports book sites, mobile apps and kiosk locations in parishes where voters supported the activity.
The investigation is yet another liability for the embattled attorney general, who is facing a years-old criminal case, a separate, newer FBI investigation, and a Republican primary opponent who is seeking to make electoral hay of the various controversies.
Louisiana is poised to join more than a dozen other states allowing college athletes to earn cash from endorsements and sponsorship deals under an effort gaining steam across the country because of the NCAA’s inaction on a national policy.
Members of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus held a news conference on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol to express their concerns about several bills from this year’s regular session of the Louisiana Legislature on Tuesday, June 8.
A bill that would require Louisiana colleges to fire employees who failed to report allegations of sexual abuse, harassment, and misconduct or make reports they know are false is now headed to the desk of Gov. John Bel Edwards.
The health and safety of women has emerged as a significant theme in this year’s legislative session, and five bills, two House resolutions and one Senate resolution dealing with these issues advanced on Tuesday.
As parts of south Louisiana recovered from heavy rains, flooding, and tornadoes and braced for the possibility of more rain, members of Louisiana’s Revenue Estimating Conference offered up a bright forecast for state revenue on Tuesday, May 18.
Louisiana has a new member of Congress. Rep. Troy Carter (D-LA) took his seat on Capitol Hill Tuesday after winning a special election late last month. Carter fills this void during a busy time in our nation’s capital.
Governor John Bel Edwards is encouraging restaurants, bars, catering companies, and other food-related businesses in the state to register for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) new Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which allows businesses to offset losses incurred during the pandemic.