Governor Abbott: Edwards’ Failures A Boon For Texas Economy
Texas Governor Greg Abbott slammed Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards for his handling of the state’s economy, going as far to say that Edwards has made his job easier when it comes to attracting jobs to the Longhorn state.
Lack Of Worker Visas Could Cost Crawfish Processors Big Bucks
There’s concern that processors who sell pre-peeled crawfish meat won’t have enough foreign H-2B visa workers to peel all of the crawfish on the market.
Sen. Kennedy Looks For Answers About Last Minute Fiscal Year Spending
Sen. John Kennedy, who sits on the Senate Budget Committee, questioned the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget Russell Vought.
La. Fire Deaths Lower Now Than At This Point In Other Years
State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says the state is seeing fewer fatalities in fires so far in 2019 compared to other years with 16 fatal fires killing 17.
Gov. Edwards Issues Statement On Death Penalty
State lawmakers heard from supporters of the death penalty Tuesday, during a meeting of the House Criminal Justice Committee.
Community Activists Call for Higher Minimum Wages
Community activists are calling on lawmakers to pass a law allowing local governments the right to set their own minimum wages.
Regular Session Now 27 days Away
The legislative session is a less than a month away and two topics look like they’ll be the hot button issues that dominate the early discussions.
La. Adds 11,400 Jobs Year-To-Year
Louisiana has now seen eleven straight months of jobs gains, with the state adding 10,200 jobs from January 2018 to 2019.
Should Local Governments Be Able To Lower Homestead Exemptions?
Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter is bringing a constitutional amendment in the upcoming session that would allow local governments to lower the homestead exemption.
Lenten Seafood Season Looks Promising
It’s the first Friday of Lent for the million plus Catholics who call Louisiana home, and for many of them, that means ditching red meat and chowing down on seafood.
Income Verification Act Focused On Gov. Assistance Programs
U.S. Senator John Kennedy and Representative Ralph Abraham have filed legislation that would require states to verify eligibility for government assistance programs, before the benefits go out.
Dispute between Ag Commish Mike Strain & LSU Delays Production of Medical Marijuana
There’s another delay in the production of medical marijuana. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain is the regulator of the state’s medical marijuana program and he claims LSU and its private grower, GB Sciences, violated law by moving cannabis plants from a temporary pod to the main gr…