Jeff Landry

August 15, 2017 - 12:22 pm
(AP) - Lawyers for Louisiana's Democratic governor and Republican attorney general are heading back to court to argue the constitutionality of an order aimed at protecting LGBT rights in state government. Gov. John Bel Edwards is hoping an appeals court will reinstate his executive order banning...
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July 23, 2017 - 10:21 am
Louisiana's attorney general is warning residents not to believe online ads that say people can receive money from a settlement reached between states and tobacco companies. Attorney General Jeff Landry says his office has received questions about online promotions suggesting individuals can access...
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July 06, 2017 - 3:54 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's attorney general is dropping his lawsuit against Gov. John Bel Edwards over a multimillion-dollar escrow account, after lawmakers negotiated a compromise ending the budget dispute. Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry filed paperwork Thursday in district court...
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May 30, 2017 - 11:59 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ For the second consecutive year, Louisiana senators have jettisoned a proposal to penalize so-called "sanctuary cities'' that limit cooperation with immigration authorities. A Senate judiciary committee Tuesday, without objection, rejected a bill from Republican Rep. Valarie...
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May 30, 2017 - 8:11 am
A Senate committee will hear the so-called “sanctuary cities” bill Tuesday. The House-approved measure would prohibit cities that do not fully cooperate with immigration authorities from receiving certain state grants. Attorney General Jeff Landry supports the proposal and doesn’t understand why...
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May 20, 2017 - 10:39 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Attorney General Jeff Landry's office has negotiated a $1 million drug company settlement that he says will make an opioid overdose treatment available for free to first responders around Louisiana. Single doses of the overdose antidote naloxone will be provided to first...
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May 09, 2017 - 10:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Taking aim at New Orleans, the Republican-controlled Louisiana House fell six votes short of advancing a bill to penalize so-called "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with immigration authorities. The measure by Republican Rep. Valarie Hodges would have fined...
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Jim Hanzo
May 03, 2017 - 2:17 pm
With the Department of Justice making an official announcement that they did not enough evidence to bring any federal charges against the 2 Baton Rouge police officers in the shooting death of Alton Sterling, the family of Sterling held an emotional news conference at the same time as the official...
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April 26, 2017 - 3:21 pm
A bill that would ban so-called sanctuary city policies barely passed out the House Criminal Justice Committee. Chairman Sherman Mack broke a 7-7 tie by casting the final "yes" vote. Denham Springs Representative Valarie Hodges says her measure isn’t about discrimination, but putting America first...
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April 11, 2017 - 12:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is suing Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration, accusing it of improperly withholding money owed to the attorney general's office for operations. Landry filed the lawsuit Tuesday, the latest in a string of feuds between the Republican...
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