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Link to theadvocate.com Councils to consider ordinance repealing public records fees imposed by Guillory administration (opens in new window)

Set to be introduced next week, the ordinance adopts a new policy for handling public records requests, along with a bill of rights, and eliminates fees for sending records electronically. Under intense press scrutiny, the Guillory administration had imposed a $1 per page fee to email public records earlier this year, drawing a legal challenge from The Current and The Advocate.

The ordinance also establishes a records clerk position within the council office to handle requests.

Source: The Advocate

Link to wwno.org After winning its biggest victory, here’s what comes next for Louisiana’s anti-abortion group  (opens in new window)

Louisiana Right to Life — the state’s most powerful anti-abortion group — has been celebrating a victory it’s spent over 50 years fighting to achieve, but it wants to go further. It wants to end an exception to the ban that allows for abortions for so-called “medically futile” pregnancies in the next legislative session.

Source: WWNO