Coach Orgeron, Tiger Athletic Foundation Now Named in LSU Title IX Lawsuit
A lawsuit filed against LSU for the school’s alleged mishandling of campus rape and sexual misconduct has been amended to now include Head Coach Ed Orgeron and the Tiger Athletic Foundation. Three additional women are also a part of the suit.
Governor Edwards Vetoes No-permit Gun Carry Law
Governor John Bel Edwards vetoed a bill Friday that would allow a person 21-and-older to carry a concealed firearm without a permit or training.
Governor Edwards Signs Sports Betting Bills
Governor John Bel Edwards has signed legislation creating the framework to bet on a live sporting event and a bill that spells out where the tax revenues will go.
Crude Oil Over $70 a Barrel for First Time in 3 Years
The price of a barrel of oil is up over $70 a barrel with experts saying that price is likely to continue to rise due to a number of factors.
Bill Seeking to Stop Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Early Passes at Last Second
Legislation backed by the state’s most powerful business lobby that would end federally enhanced unemployment benefits five weeks early in exchange for a slight increase in state weekly benefits is headed to the Governor’s desk.
Coast Guard: All Diesel Fuel Safely Extracted From Seacor Power
Seacor Power salvage crews have managed to remove all of the vessel’s diesel fuel stores, averting potential environmental contamination.
Edwin Edwards’ Wife Says Former Louisiana Governor Confined to Wheelchair
In an interview for the podcast Only In Louisiana, Trina Edwards, the wife of Edwin Edwards, said the 93-year old former four term-governor is now confined to a wheelchair.
Julia Letlow Makes History as She’s Sworn into Congress
Julia Letlow was sworn into Congress Wednesday morning. She’s the first Republican female to ever serve in Congress for Louisiana and the first female since Senator Mary Landrieu in 2015.
Louisiana Launches Campaign to Ramp up Vaccination Rates
A quarter of Louisianans have received at least one vaccine dose so far, good for only 40th in the country per capita.
Louisiana Attorney General’s Office & Governor’s Office at Odds Over Tax-cutting Restriction in COVID Relief Bill
Tucked into the American Rescue Act that was recently signed into law is a requirement that says states that accept aid are restricted from cutting taxes through 2024. Attorney General Jeff Landry joined other Republican AG’s in opposing the tax cut limitation.
Utility Companies to Spread Winter Heating Costs Over Several Months
Louisiana utility customers will receive extra time to pay off their high winter power bills from February’s historic winter weather that produced a huge demand for heat.
Louisiana Schools to Receive $2.6 Billion from Most Recent COVID Relief Bill
Louisiana public schools will receive $2.6 billion from the latest COVID relief bill, in addition to the $1.4 billion they’ve already received in federal assistance dollars.
Landry Defends Handling of Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Top Aide
Attorney General Jeff Landry sends a letter to staff warning against sexual harassment following a sexual harassment scandal that led to the resignation of one of his top aides.
COVID Pandemic: Louisiana State Health Officials Expressing Optimism
The number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital is below 500 for the first time since the early days of the pandemic.
Outcomes for COVID Patients Significantly Better One Year Later
In the 12 months since Louisiana saw its first COVID case treatment has come a long way and many of the treatments that dominated headlines in the early days have been found ineffective, and even harmful.
Senator Cassidy Opposes House COVID Relief Bill
Senator Bill Cassidy says he can not support the COVID-19 relief plan approved by the House because he says it’s packed with a wish list of items that Democrats have stuffed into the bill.
NOLA Archdiocese: J&J Vaccine Uses “Morally Compromised” Cell Lines
The New Orleans Roman Catholic Archdiocese called the Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine’s ethics into question, saying it uses “morally compromised” abortion-derived cell lines.
Lafayette Rock ‘N Bowl Owner Says He Knows Safe Way to Bring Back Live Music
Johnny Blancher, one of the owners of Rock ‘n Bowl in Lafayette and New Orleans, says not only is the COVID Pandemic destroying his businesses, it’s also eroding the state’s rich music culture.
Rep. Higgins Challenges Biden Administration to Stop Using Oil & Gas Products
Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins has filed a resolution challenging the Biden Administration to operate without the use of any oil and gas energy or petroleum-based products.
Winter Storm 2021: Power Providers Discuss Outages, Higher Prices
Utility providers went before the Public Service Commission on Wednesday to explain last week’s winter storm power outages and the poor communication to customers about those outages.