Sara Cline, Associated Press Reporter


Louisiana Lawmakers Advance Bill to Reclassify Abortion Drugs, Worrying Doctors

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill that would make it a crime to possess two abortion-inducing drugs without a...

Lawmakers Reject Minimum Wage Raise, LGBTQ+ Protections

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Measures failed in a House committee Thursday that would have gradually increased Louisiana's $7.25 an hour minimum wage and make...

Louisiana Lawmakers Quietly Advance 2 Controversial Bills

BATON ROUGE (AP) — While state offices and schools were closed across Louisiana on Wednesday because of severe storms, a GOP-controlled legislative committee gathered...

Louisiana Proposes Bill Similar to Texas’ Migrant Arrest Law

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's Republican-controlled Senate advanced a bill Monday that would empower state and local law enforcement to arrest and jail people...

Louisiana Crawfish Shortage Leads to High Prices

BATON ROUGE (AP) — In Jeff Pohlmann's 39 years of selling crawfish in Louisiana he has never seen the industry face such an abysmal...

Louisiana Lawmakers Set Out on a Clear Path for Conservative Priorities

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Under new Republican leadership, Louisiana's GOP-dominated Legislature gathered at the Capitol Monday to convene their three-month regular session, pushing conservative...
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Amid Crawfish Shortage, Landry Issues Disaster Declaration

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Amid a crawfish shortage in Louisiana, the nation’s top producer of the crustaceans that are a staple in Gulf Coast...

Landry Signs Bills That Expand Execution Methods, Concealed Carry

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry approved 11 bills Tuesday, including expanding death row execution methods, concealed carry of a gun without...

A Look at Louisiana’s New Tough-on-Crime Bills

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's Republican-dominated legislature concluded a two-week special session Thursday that was called to address one of the state's most pressing...

Lawmakers Approve Bill Allowing Permitless Concealed Carry

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A bill allowing Louisiana residents, 18 and older, to carry a concealed handgun without a permit received final approval from...

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