Louisiana Policing Policy Task Force Meets for First Time
A 25-member task force aimed at studying policing policy reform met Thursday for the first time since being formed by the Legislature in response to the George Floyd protests.
Judges Rejects Requests for Restraining Order Against Bar Closure Order
Federal judges in New Orleans and Lafayette have rejected requests from bar owners for a restraining order against the Governor’s bar closure order. Those owners are suing the state over the issue.
House Speaker Clay Schexnayder Denounces Fellow Republican’s Petition
House Speaker Clay Schexnayder is discouraging his fellow Republicans from supporting an effort spearheaded by Shreveport Republican Alan Seabaugh to revoke the Governor’s coronavirus pandemic state of emergency.
Congress Begins Debating Next COVID Response Effort This Week
Senator John Kennedy says it’s still unclear what this round of aid may look like, but he doubts it will be as broad as past COVID stimulus bills were.
Edwards to Consider Additional Restrictions Recommendations
Governor John Bel Edwards says he will consider new White House guidelines. The recommendations call for red zone states like Louisiana to close gyms, put tighter restrictions on indoor dining capacity to 25%, and limit gatherings to 10 people.
Talk of Mask Mandate for Louisiana Schools Causing Friction
State Education Superintendent Cade Brumley tells the House Education Committee that reopening schools next month during a pandemic will be a monumental task, but they’ve provided local school systems with guidance on how it can be done.
Health Experts Practice Patience in Dealing with COVID Test Results
If you’ve had significant exposure to a person with COVID-19 but still test negative should you go back to work before your 14-day quarantine ends? Health experts say no.
AARP Calls for Congressional Action to Help Protect Louisiana’s Nursing Homes
The AARP indicates the state is not doing a good enough job with the basic COVID-19 precautions needed to stem the loss of life and protect residents and staff in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Edwards Urging State to Not Repeat Mistakes of Memorial Day
Governor Edwards says our current escalation in COVID cases began almost exactly two weeks after Memorial Day and he wants residents to avoid a repeat for the 4th of July.
Senator Bill Cassidy Accused of Using Campaign Funds for Club Membership Dues
Campaign finance reports show Senator Bill Cassidy has used more than $5,500 in money raised for his campaigns to pay for membership dues at exclusive social clubs dating back to 2014.
Texas/Louisiana Border Shutdown RECOMMENDED by New Orleans Lawmaker
New Orleans Senator Troy Carter is suggesting Louisiana should put some regulations into place for travelers coming into the state from Texas and other hot spots following an uptick in COVID-19 cases.
Governor Expects Schools to Open on Time for Fall Semester
Governor Edwards expects campuses of K-12 schools, as well as colleges and universities, to reopen in August. Edwards says the latest COVID-19 metrics concerning young people is concerning as to how that will impact heading back to school.