New child passenger safety laws to take effect
New child passenger safety laws go into effect in Louisiana August 1st, when kids under 13 must ride in the back seat and more child safety seat and restraint laws will be enforced.
Seafood industry faces another hurdle
It’s been a tough year for the Louisiana seafood industry and an algae bloom in Lake Pontchartrain is the latest hurdle for fishermen.
Hep A outbreak spreads in Louisiana
Louisiana’s Hepatitis A outbreak is growing, with 305 new cases since an outbreak was declared last December.
Governor Edwards signs legislation allowing beer and wine delivery to homes
The governor has signed into law a bill authored by Shreveport Representative Thomas Carmody allowing delivery services to bring low alcohol content beverages along with a food order to your front door.
Bill For More Transparency Of Seafood Origin Passes Senate Committee
A bill requiring restaurants to inform customers the country of origin of their shrimp and crawfish is advancing at the state capitol.
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.