Bill One Step Closer To Toxicology Tests For Crashes W/ Serious Injury
A Bossier Parish wreck that claimed the life of four-year-old Katie Grantham in November 2017 has inspired legislation that would require toxicology tests on drivers at fault for vehicle collisions that cause serious injury.
Civil Rights Trail To Be Established In Louisiana
Louisiana will be one of several states to participate in a Civil Rights trail.
Senate bill proposes regulation on hybrid rental scooters
When electric scooter companies Bird and Lime placed their electric scooters in Lafayette, there were no ordinances in place to govern their use on the city’s streets. Now a bill introduced by Lafayette Senator Page Cortez gives more clarity to regulation.
Severe weather, including tornadoes and flash flooding, could be headed to the Bayou State…
There’s a big threat for severe weather on Saturday. State Climatologist Barry Keim says ingredients are in place for numerous thunderstorms, some of them could produce a significant severe weather event.
ACLU Publishes Blueprint To Reduce Prison Population By Half
A report from the ACLU of Louisiana lays out a blueprint for cutting the state’s prison population by 50 percent.
Oyster Consumption Could Help With Anxiety & Depression
A Columbia University professor says eating oysters can help a person with anxiety and depression.
Many Louisiana Residents Wrong In How Much They Think They Pay In Taxes
The latest report from the Louisiana Survey shows many residents are wrong when it comes to how much they pay in taxes.
Bill Would Mandate Drug Testing Following Auto & Boat Crashes
A fatal wreck in November 2017 is inspiring a Bossier Parish representative to push an extension of a law that could make drug tests a requirement after serious auto and boating accidents.
Bill Proposed To Raise Gas Tax
Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter has a bill that would eventually pump billions of dollars into the state’s crumbling infrastructure by raising the gas tax by 18 cents a gallon over the next 12 years.
Lawmaker Pushes To Label Foreign Seafood In La. Restaurants
New legislation could place the country of origin of imported crawfish and shrimp on the local seafood menu.
Obamacare signups tanking
Obamacare signups are down 15 percent in Louisiana this year, and the 93,000 enrollees mark the lowest level of participants since the individual market came online in 2014.
LSU launches 1.5 billion dollar fundraising campaign
LSU is launching the state’s largest-ever education fundraising effort, aiming to raise 1.5 billion dollars for the entire LSU system.