The Morganza Spillway Will Open
Governor John Bel Edwards has requested government assistance to aid in flooding relief.
25,000 acres of farmland expected to be destroyed if Morganza Spillway is opened
An estimated 25,000 acres of farmland is expected to be destroyed if the decision is made to open the Morganza Spillway in Pointe Coupee Parish.
Bill to set Louisiana’s minimum age for marriage to 16 advances out of the Senate
The Senate has advanced a bill to set a minimum age on marriage to 16, so long as there is not an age gap of four years or greater between the two parties when one is under 18.
Hemp/CBD Legalization Passes Key Committee
Legislation to legalize industrial hemp production and CBD oil in Louisiana cleared the Senate Ag Committee on a 5-2 vote, but with a catch.
Louisiana unemployment rate is lowest on record
The state’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is the lowest on record dating back to 1976.
Bill To Eliminate Inspection Sticker Passes House Committee
A state lawmaker is looking to eliminate inspection stickers because he says they do not make our roads any safer.
WalletHub Ranks Louisiana Worst State For Police Officers
It’s National Police Week.
A House committee approves legislation giving medical marijuana patients the option to inh…
The House health committee approves legislation that would allow medical marijuana patients to receive the drug through an inhaler, instead of a liquid or pill.
Alcohol delivery bill on its way to the House floor
The House will consider whether or not delivery services should be allowed to bring low alcohol content booze with their food to your front door.
Sports betting legalization advances in Senate
A law that would allow a parish by parish vote on the legalization of sports gambling at established gaming sites passed a Senate Judiciary Committee 3-1.