Governor John Bel Edwards’ Approval Rating Above 50%
A UNO Research Center survey indicates a 56% job approval rating for Governor John Bel Edwards.
Restaurants See 35% Year To Year Drop In Revenue
Staffing is still an issue for most restaurants.
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.
District Court Judge Jessie LeBlanc Resigns Following Racial Text Controversy
Two-term District Court Judge Jessie LeBlanc resigns in the wake of a scandal involving her use of racist slurs in text messages sent to a Sheriff’s Deputy she was allegedly having an affair with.
Edwards Administration Calls for Increased Spending on Education
Governor John Bel Edwards proposes a budget to lawmakers that would see increased spending on education.
Insurance Committees Expected to be Very Busy this Session
Plaquemine Democrat Chad Brown will serve as the chairman of the House insurance committee, a panel expected to be very busy during the session with bills aimed at lowering auto insurance rates.
Ag Commish Mike Strain Looks Ahead to Ag in 2020
2019 was an up and down year for Louisiana agriculture, a year marked by trade war sales woes, and the Legislature’s decision to allow hemp production.
Federal Government Raises Minimum Age to Purchase Cigarettes and Vaping Products to 21
Congress has raised the minimum smoking and vaping age to 21 nationwide.
LA Christmas Tree Crop Looking Good This Year
Thanksgiving is in the books and families are flocking to Christmas tree farms looking for the perfect centerpiece to complement their holiday decorations.