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.
Holiday Shopping Safety Tips from AG Office
Holiday shopping might bring out super savings, but it also brings out sleuths. But there are things you can do to protect yourself and your wallet.
New Poll: Edwards 48%, Rispone 46%
A Gray Television poll puts Governor Edwards ahead of Eddie Rispone 48-46% with five days until voters hit the polls for the run-off.
Hot sauce market set to increase 61 percent over next seven years
A new report shows the Asian market’s craving for hot sauce is on the rise and is expected to push international hot sauce sales from 2.3 billion dollars this year to 3.7 billion in 2026.