Landry Defends Handling of Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Top Aide
Attorney General Jeff Landry sends a letter to staff warning against sexual harassment following a sexual harassment scandal that led to the resignation of one of his top aides.
COVID Pandemic: Louisiana State Health Officials Expressing Optimism
The number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital is below 500 for the first time since the early days of the pandemic.
Winter Storm 2021: Power Providers Discuss Outages, Higher Prices
Utility providers went before the Public Service Commission on Wednesday to explain last week’s winter storm power outages and the poor communication to customers about those outages.
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.