Louisiana Legislature

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WWL Newsroom
June 30, 2020 - 9:15 pm
The Louisiana Legislature approves a $34 billion operating budget for the fiscal year starting today, one that looks fairly similar to the budget Governor John Bel Edwards first sent them.
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June 18, 2020 - 4:50 pm
A House committee approves a proposal to create a Police Training, Screening, and De-escalation Task Force. The panel will study police department policies and make recommendations on how they can be improved.
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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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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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WWL Newsroom
May 27, 2020 - 3:30 pm
The Louisiana House Natural Resources Committee has approved legislation that would terminate lawsuits filed by parishes that seek compensation from oil companies for contributing to coastal land loss. The bill’s author, Senator Michael Fesi (R-Houma), says these types of lawsuits should be filed...
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Chris Miller
May 23, 2020 - 5:54 pm
Louisiana legislators called for a special session to begin the moment the regular session ends June 1, to address 41 items dealing with the budget and other fiscal matters.
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WWL Newsroom
May 21, 2020 - 5:20 pm
Governor Edwards indicates he is open to compromising with the Legislature on tort reform legislation aimed at lowering auto insurance rates.
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May 21, 2020 - 3:35 pm
The Louisiana House Appropriations Committee passed Governor John Bel Edwards’ budget for the next fiscal year with an amendment that blocks state funding for COVID-19 contact tracing programs that require mandatory participation.
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WWL Newsroom
May 19, 2020 - 9:34 pm
A Louisiana House committee today shot down a proposal allowing all registered voters in Louisiana to vote by mail.
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Chris Miller
May 18, 2020 - 4:19 pm
The Louisiana House agreed to a bill that would expand the list of diseases for which doctors can prescribe marijuana-based medicines. The house also approved a separate bull to allow dispensaries of medical marijuana deliver it to patients' homes.
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