Legislative Session Kicks Off in Baton Rouge
The Louisiana Legislature is opening a regular session that seems more like those of pre-pandemic times. Debates are planned on taxes, sports betting, transgender rights and other issues far beyond the coronavirus’ aftermath. Lawmakers will haggle over some COVID-19 topics, such as whether to curb the governor’s emergency response authority and possible bans on vaccination mandates. They’ll also try to decide how to divvy up more than $3 billion in new federal coronavirus aid heading to Louisiana. But the agenda for the two-month gathering that begins Monday is broad. Lawmakers who saw session plans last year disrupted by the pandemic have a long list of bills they want to debate.
How Much Are Crawfish in Shreveport?
If you are in the mood for crawfish, we checked out the prices at some of the hot spots in town.