Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press Reporter


New La. Laws Expand Medical Marijuana, Change Income Taxes

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's medical marijuana program will offer raw, smokable cannabis to its patients, and the state will tweak its calculations for...

Analysis: Louisiana to See Repeat Political Debates in 2022

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The new year will bring a rerun of several political debates in Louisiana, while also adding the once-a-decade battle over...

Louisiana Widening Medicaid To Cover More Disabled Children

  BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will expand its Medicaid program in January to provide coverage to more children with developmental disabilities whose parents...

Analysis: Public Submitting Maps for Louisiana Redistricting

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As lawmakers ready for a February session to redraw Louisiana's political districts, advances in technology have added a new wrinkle...

Analysis: Edwards, Lawmakers Both Claim Wins in Saints Deal

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's new deal with the New Orleans Saints gives state legislative leaders a victory, with lower-than-expected payments to help cover Superdome...

Edwards, Lawmakers Reach Deal on Superdome Renovation Plan

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration and Louisiana's legislative leaders appear to have struck a deal to use $27 million in...
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Louisiana Medicaid Contractor Search Slower Than Planned

Louisiana’s latest search for contractors to manage the health care services of nearly 1.6 million Medicaid patients is taking longer than expected, blowing past...

Lawmakers Try to Block Vaccine Requirement for La. Students

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A bipartisan group of Louisiana lawmakers Monday voted against Gov. John Bel Edwards' coronavirus vaccine requirement for some students, but the...

Analysis: Dividing Lines Emerge in Louisiana Redistricting

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The Louisiana Legislature's “roadshow” to hear from the public about the redrawing of the state's political maps is halfway done,...

Defeat Won’t End La. Sales Tax Collection Debate

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana voters may have rejected a constitutional amendment to start the centralization of the state's sales tax collections, but that doesn't...

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