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.
Survey Highlights Uncleanliness In Local Pools
The Water Quality and Health Council’s Healthy Pools survey shows your local pool is likely being used as a bathtub by swimmers.
The Louisiana Senate approves legislation to allow voters to declare abortions unconstitut…
The full Senate approves legislation that would give voters a chance to declare that abortions are unconstitutional.
Bill to set Louisiana’s minimum age for marriage to 16 advances out of the Senate
The Senate has advanced a bill to set a minimum age on marriage to 16, so long as there is not an age gap of four years or greater between the two parties when one is under 18.
Hemp/CBD legalization passes key committee
Legislation to legalize industrial hemp production and CBD oil in Louisiana cleared the Senate Ag Committee on a 5-2 vote, but with a catch.
Louisiana senior citizens becoming more active, new research finds
A recent report from the United Health Foundation shows in the past six years, physical inactivity among those 65 and older has decreased by 18% in Louisiana.
Advocates push for early childhood education at the Capitol
Its Early Childhood Education Day at the Capitol, and proponents are hoping to convince lawmakers to pump 31-million dollars more into a program that subsidizes early childhood programs for working-class families.
With gas tax dead, Carter calls for an infrastructure special session
Legislation to raise the gas tax to fund infrastructure projects gets shelved due to a lack of support, prompting bill author, Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter, to request the winner of the fall gubernatorial election call a special “infrastructure” session next year.
“Convoluted” Smoking Age Bill Passes House Committee
The House Appropriations committee approves legislation that would raise the legal age to smoke from 18 to 21 years old.
Louisiana unemployment rate is lowest on record
The state’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is the lowest on record dating back to 1976.
Louisiana state parks are helping those with disabilities and special needs gain employmen…
Louisiana state parks will be partnering with the Workforce Commission to hire people with disabilities and special needs to fill jobs for the summer season.
Bill to restrict where you can play fantasy sports heads to House floor
The online fantasy sports regulatory bill leaves the committee with an amendment that stipulates you can only play if you’re at card checking over-21 only establishments like video poker stops, bars, or casinos.