Louisiana Legislature

July 25, 2019 - 4:44 pm
Louisiana Senate President John Alario has decided not to run for office when he is term limited out of the state senate at the end of this year. Alario has, when confronted with term limits in the past, run for the corresponding seat in the other chamber, thus becoming the only state lawmaker to...
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Chris Miller
June 15, 2019 - 5:40 pm
Stormy Daniels, the adult film producer, director, and actress, is helping present a block party in New Orleans to benefit abortion rights. It takes place Sunday at the corner of Royal St. and Franklin Ave. "Last month, Louisiana joined a handful of states across the country in passing a near total...
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June 05, 2019 - 11:04 am
There’s long been a debate as to whether life imitates art or art imitates life. I mention that because I often find quotes from movies that succinctly sum up what’s going on in real life. One of my favorites comes from No Country for Old Men as spoken by Tommy Lee Jones. “If it ain’t a mess it’ll...
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Chris Miller
June 05, 2019 - 10:58 am
After the death of an LSU fraternity pledge in 2016, Louisiana passed new anti-hazing laws, to impose tougher sentences on students convicted of hazing. But critics say not enough was done to make sure universities, fraternities, and sororities were trying to prevent hazing. The state senate today...
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It's one of those bills that Louisiana lawmakers consider year after year, and it fails to pass year after year. The proposal to outlaw holding a cell phone while driving has died again in the legislature. Representative Mike Huval authored the bill, and he says it really looked like this was the...
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The sports betting battle in Baton Rouge now includes hijacking and hostage taking. The author of the bill to legalize wagering on sports in Louisiana makes no bones about it. "It's what's commonly referred to as hijacking," State Senator Danny Martiny admitted. "I amended... the sports betting...
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Chris Miller
June 03, 2019 - 3:11 pm
Public school teachers are in line for a $1,000 per year pay raise, and school districts will be allocated $39 million more, with the Louisiana House's overwhelming approval of the school financing plan. The vote is an election year win for Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, who made the increase in...
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June 03, 2019 - 1:42 pm
Supporters of legalized sports betting in Louisiana have made a last-ditch effort to get lawmakers to vote on it this session. Republican Sen. Danny Martiny added it as an amendment to the fantasy sports betting bill when it came up on the Senate floor. Martiny said he didn’t want to take this step...
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June 01, 2019 - 4:14 pm
Hemp and cannabidiol, a chemical found in the plant and its botanical cousin marijuana, are a step closer to being legally available in Louisiana. The state senate today voted 34-2 in favor of legalized and regulated production and sale. Hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, the chemical in...
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