Judge: Louisiana Must Return to Pandemic Mail-in Voting
A federal judge says Louisiana must reinstate coronavirus pandemic voting plans used for summer elections rather than using a more restrictive plan approved by the Legislature.
Trump Orders More Unemployment Pay, A Payroll Tax Deferral
Several executive orders were signed today.
Judge Sides with Louisiana Governor, Upholds Virus Rules
A Louisiana judge has upheld Gov. John Bel Edwards’ statewide mask mandate and bar restrictions as legal and enforceable.
Edwards Signs New Lawsuits Limits Sought by Business Lobby
Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed the business lobby’s main priority of the last election cycle into law.
Beef Industry Feeling Impact of COVID-19
Chair of the Louisiana Beef Industry Council Amelia Kent says some of the slowdown is coming from sick workers while others are pausing operations to undergo deeper sanitation measures.
Louisiana Presidential Primary Pushed Back Again, to July 11
Gov. John Bel Edwards has again delayed Louisiana’s presidential primary because of the coronavirus, this time to July 11.
Coronavirus Vaccine Test Opens as US Volunteer Gets 1st Shot
U.S. researchers have given a healthy volunteer the first shot of an experimental coronavirus vaccine as anxiously awaited testing opens. Monday’s milestone is just the first step in a long process.
Stocks Roar Back from Big Losses after Emergency Declaration
Stocks surged, recouping much of a historic plunge, after President Donald Trump announced new measures to fight the coronavirus.
Louisiana Senator Seeks to Undo Admission Criteria Penalties
Democrat Sen. Cleo Fields argues the Board of Regents doesn’t have authority to strip money from universities that repeatedly breach admissions criteria.
Louisiana Licenses Issued Allowing Farmers To Grow Hemp
Louisiana has started handing out its first licenses to farmers to grow industrial hemp.