House Panel Passes Domestic Violence Firearms Bill Restricting Gun Possession
A domestic violence firearms bill cleared a House panel that further restricts possession of a gun by someone who is under a protective order.
AAA National Survey Puts Louisiana Second In Hit & Run Fatal Crashes
Louisiana now ranks second in the nation with the highest hit and run rate of fatal crashes per capita, according to a new survey from the AAA foundation.
Tough Questions For Tom Schedler On Revising Anti-harassment Policy
Secretary of State Tom Schedler told a Senate committee his office is looking at improving its anti-harassment policies.
House Education Committee Passes 30 Minute Recess Law
The House Education Committee passed a proposal that would require public schools provide a 30 minute recess break to students.
Senate Committee Approves Video Camera Bill To Monitor Family Members In Nursing Homes
A Senate Committee approved a bill that would allow families to put video cameras in the nursing home rooms of loved ones.
National Safety Council Releases Report On Reducing Highway Fatalities
It's their vision for achieving zero deaths on roadways by 2050.
Firefighter Sets Fire To His Home Injuring Disabled Wife
The State Fire Marshal has arrested a Richland Parish volunteer firefighter in connection with a mobile home fire that injured his medically disabled wife.
Bill To Train, Equip Cajun Navy For Disaster Response Passes
The state House approves legislation that supporters say will help the Cajun Navy and other volunteer groups have a greater impact during disasters.
Democratic Caucus Against Budget Proposal Sent To La. House
The Democratic Caucus is pushing back against a budget that will be discussed Thursday on the House Floor that includes $648-million in cuts to higher education and healthcare.
Sexual Harassment Audit: Louisiana Spent More Than $5 Million On Claims In 9-Year Period
The state’s legislative auditor has completed a sexual harassment survey of thousands of state workers and concluded that the state should do a better job of educating its workers on the issue.
Statewide Uber One Step Closer To Reality
On a 97-1 vote, the House passed legislation that would permit companies like Uber to operate across the state, without needing to make local agreements.
Bill To Require Trucks To Drive In Right-hand Lane On Baton Rouge Interstates Passes Commi…
A bill that would require 18-wheelers to be in the right hand lane while traveling through Baton Rouge from 4 to 7 PM weekdays passed the House Transportation Committee.