Category Archives: State News

Bill Aims to Expand Avoyelles Port Commission

A bill to re-configure the make-up of the Avoyelles Port Commission is now half-way through the legislature.  It’s sponsored by Read More →

Gov Edwards’ Agenda Moves Forward, Signs Non-Discrimination Executive Order

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is celebrating the first steps for passage of two bills on his legislative agenda. The Read More →

State Sales Tax Increase Goes Into Effect

Not a very “happy” April Fool’s Day this year for Louisiana as the state tax change took effect yesterday.  ABC Read More →

Early Voting Ends Today for April 9th Primary

Early voting, which started Saturday, March 26th, ends today.  Secretary of State, Tom Schedler is encouraging all Louisianans eligible to Read More →

Edwards Testifies in Support of LA Equal Pay Act

Thursday, Governor John Bel Edwards testified in the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee in support of the Louisiana Equal Read More →

Gov Edwards Outlines Medicaid Expansion Plan

On July 1st, more than 300,000 Louisiana residents become eligible for health care through the Medicaid expansion. Governor John Bel Read More →

Waiting Period Abortion Bill Heads to Full House

A bill to increase the waiting period in Louisiana for the time to get an abortion is now headed to Read More →

New Law Would Make it Illegal to Give False Address

You better give law enforcement your correct address or you could be jailed up to two years under a bill Read More →

DCFS Announces DSNAP Locations for 23 Disaster Parishes

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BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced where residents of 23 parishes under a Read More →

Gov. Edwards Presents Goals for Legislative Session

Most lawmakers are still pondering the governor’s opening-session speech. It’s tradition for him to provide something of a laundry list Read More →