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Gary Chambers follows viral video with national TV appearance, calling for Baton Rouge to...

A video showing Baton Rouge activist Gary Chambers Jr. calling out East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Connie Bernard has gone viral, capturing...

Field for Baton Rouge mayor’s race poised to grow

The Baton Rouge mayoral race appears to be taking shape. Metro Council member Matt Watson announced his long-rumored candidacy in mid-May, just as the...

Louisiana Senate president, House speaker launch organization to shape message 

Louisiana Senate President Page Cortez and Speaker of the House Clay Schexnayder are together launching a legislative leadership organization geared toward communicating critical legislative...

‘LaPolitics’: Scratch-off numbers offer promise

Good news on the fiscal front is hard to find these days on the state level—unless you look below the surface. That’s because, according...

BRAC report: Excessive tort costs Capital Region over $200M a year

Louisiana’s legal environment costs the Capital Region more than $200 million in excessive tort costs each year, according to a report released today by...
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Gov. John Bel Edwards announces phase 1 of reopening begins May 15

Gov. John Bel Edwards today announced with the COVID-19 curve flattening that Louisiana will enter the first phase of reopening the state economy.
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Pandemic pivot: Pressure mounts, but restarting the Louisiana economy won’t be easy

Pressure is mounting to ease COVID-19-related restrictions on business, but restarting the economy won’t be easy—or fast.

Lawmakers to consider striking at Edwards’ stay-at-home order 

Republican lawmakers trying to unravel Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' statewide stay-at-home order will take their first strike Wednesday, in a hearing offering clues...

Louisiana Legislature returns to grapple with pandemic-caused budget woes 

With some in masks and others uncovered, Louisiana lawmakers Monday resumed the final four weeks of a legislative session stalled by the coronavirus, trying...

Louisiana lawmakers to take up tort reform despite tight deadlines 

Though lawmakers have said they’ll only take up essential legislation when they return to the capitol today, tort reform is expected to be among...

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