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WWL Newsroom
June 01, 2020 - 8:45 am
Tort reform legislation that supporters say will lower auto insurance rates is expected to be sent to the governor Monday as the regular session comes to a close.
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WWL Newsroom
May 29, 2020 - 7:40 pm
There will be several changes when college students return to campus in the Fall due to COVID-19. University of Louisiana System President Jim Henderson says its all designed to protect the students, staff, and faculty.
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WWL Newsroom
May 29, 2020 - 7:31 pm
The Louisiana House approved on Friday afternoon a proposal that will change the legal system for cases involving car accidents. Chalmette Representative Ray Garofalo says this tort reform bill will lower auto insurance rates.
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WWL Newsroom
May 29, 2020 - 3:04 pm
Legislation barring local governments from suing oil and gas companies for coastal damage fizzled in the Louisiana House after backers couldn't get enough lawmakers to lin eup in support the bill before the session ended.
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Chris Miller
May 29, 2020 - 12:27 pm
Technical issues are once again delaying the release of coronavirus testing data in Louisiana today, but numbers on hospitalization and ventilator use continue to show improvement.
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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - MAY 22: A waitress takes an order during lunch at Royal House Oyster Bar. The city of New Orleans began allowing restaurants to reopen at 25% capacity during Phase 1 of reopening.
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Chris Miller
May 29, 2020 - 11:00 am
In one week, Louisiana could potentially move to "phase two" of coronavirus mitigation. Health officials say they have a few things they will be looking for in the data.
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WWL Newsroom
May 29, 2020 - 9:00 am
Governor John Bel Edwards says the most recent COVID-19 numbers are encouraging.
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WWL Newsroom
May 29, 2020 - 8:23 am
The Louisiana House has approved a bill that would create a 300 million dollar grant program for small businesses by using money provided to the state from the federal CARES Act.
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Chris Miller
May 28, 2020 - 4:38 pm
Louisiana officials say they're making good progress toward reaching their goal of testing 200,000 people per month for COVID-19. They want to keep that pace up through the end of the year.
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WWL Newsroom
May 28, 2020 - 3:49 pm
A bill that removes many restrictions on who can be prescribed medical marijuana in Louisiana is nearing final legislative passage.
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