With just 55 hours remaining before Thursday’s 6 p.m. deadline for this session, the Senate in short order Tuesday morning duly and unanimously rejected the House-amended versions of the sports betting and mandatory kindergarten bills at the request of their authors.
Legislative Roundup: Partial decriminalization of marijuana possession; environmental self-audits; abortion reporting; and more
Sprinting for the finish, the Senate blazed through some thorny legislation on marijuana, abortion rights and vaccine ‘anti-discrimination.’
Dozens of bills were deferred Sunday, including HB423 by Rep. Julie Emerson, R-Carencro, which would require hospitals to compile quarterly reports on people treated for abortion complications and submit them to the Department of Health.
Legislative Roundup: Sales tax collections amendment headed to voters; sports betting clears House; social media censorship bill falters
Efforts to overhaul Louisiana’s tax system have picked up steam with little time to waste. Other bills are withering.
Mandatory kindergarten at age 5 and the perennial argument over whether Louisiana is getting its $180-million-a-year’s worth from movie business tax credits consumed over an hour of debate each.
Join the club: How a Lafayette mother and son turned a lifelong mental health struggle into a haven for others
Clarice Gallegos once feared a call with news that her son was dead on the street. A clubhouse approach saved his life. Now, they’re bringing it to Lafayette.
Legislative Roundup: Mixed action on tax reform; Senate OKs compromise power-based abuse bill; House passes Juneteenth holiday; Senate asks Biden to lift lease ban
The Senate moved aside contentious bills to advance legislation. The House approved a state holiday for Juneteenth.
Legislative Roundup: Power-based abuse; vaccine ‘anti-discrimination’; solar incentive pause; and more
Legislation is advancing in a hurry as the session’s end nears.
Legislators are spending a lot of money on roads, bridges and pet projects. Lafayette Parish is a big winner there.
Legislative Roundup: Budget, capital spending pass Senate unanimously; UL, Cajundome get added projects—maybe; relaxed concealed carry passes House; Senate OKs Lafayette party panel expansion
Legislation is flying at the Capitol in the waning days of the regular session. And there’s much more left.
Since consolidation, the city of Lafayette has spent more than $100 million propping up the parish’s perpetually faltering finances. $100 million can buy a lot of opportunity.
Legislative briefs: Requiring the National Anthem at sports events; ending the pause on new offshore drilling permits and more
Measures requiring the National Anthem at sports events and new ‘election processes audits’ advanced in a wave of legislation on the move.