Senate Labor Committee Approves Paid Family Leave
Legislation that would require Louisiana businesses to provide employees with paid leave to deal with family or medical issues cleared its first legislative hurdle.
LA Wallet app’s $5.99 fee waived, but only for a limited time
The LA Wallet app, which allows Louisiana drivers to present their license on their smartphone, is now free, but only until the end of May.
Hepatitis A Outbreak Leads To Louisiana Death
About two-thirds of those diagnosed with Hepatitis A are having to be hospitalized in this most recent outbreak.
Lawmaker Pushes To Label Foreign Seafood In La. Restaurants
New legislation could place the country of origin of imported crawfish and shrimp on the local seafood menu.
Obamacare Sign-ups Are Tanking
Obamacare signups are down 15 percent in Louisiana this year, and the 93,000 enrollees mark the lowest level of participants since the individual market came online in 2014.
Lack Of Worker Visas Could Cost Crawfish Processors Big Bucks
There’s concern that processors who sell pre-peeled crawfish meat won’t have enough foreign H-2B visa workers to peel all of the crawfish on the market.
La. Adds 11,400 Jobs Year-To-Year
Louisiana has now seen eleven straight months of jobs gains, with the state adding 10,200 jobs from January 2018 to 2019.
Dispute between Ag Commish Mike Strain & LSU Delays Production of Medical Marijuana
There’s another delay in the production of medical marijuana. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain is the regulator of the state’s medical marijuana program and he claims LSU and its private grower, GB Sciences, violated law by moving cannabis plants from a temporary pod to the main gr…
House passes two background check bills
A new bill that requires background checks for not only the sale of a firearm but also the temporary transfer of a firearm, has passed in the Democrat-controlled House
Film tax reform approaches two years
The New Orleans shot comedy/horror slasher flick Happy Death Day to U2 clears $27 million in worldwide box office receipts as Louisiana film tax credit advocates celebrate nearly two years since the program was reformed.