No, they are not giant mosquitoes. But Louisianans are seeing an abundance of large mosquito like insects known as crane flies stirring in the Bayou State. Assistant Professor in Urban Entomology at LSU Ag Center Dr. Aaron Ashbrook says the long-winged insect may be... Read More.
The Promise Justice Initiative has filed for a temporary restraining order against the legislature because public input on bills has been limited to an hour in committee meetings. A hearing will be held today, and Erica Navalance with PJI said lawmakers are trying to... Read More.
Governor Jeff Landry has signed an executive order that keeps a big property tax break in place for manufacturers, but it removes the job creation requirement that was added during the Edwards administration. Landry says the job creation requirement only created bureaucratic red tape. “We... Read More.
There are three bills sponsored by Kenner Republican Debbie Villio that will gut the 2017 Justice Reinvestment Initiatives and drastically reduce a prisoner’s opportunity for early release. In House Criminal Justice, Villio advocated for House Bill 9 which eliminates parole eligibility for crimes committed... Read More.
For the third straight year, the number of Louisiana high school students taking college courses while in high school has increased. More than 32 thousand students enrolled in courses at colleges during 2022-2023, a 13 percent increase over the previous year. Higher Education Commissioner... Read More.
Today begins the fourth day of Governor Jeff Landry’s special session on crime and ULM Political Science Professor Pearson Cross believes the hard-nosed conservative with the help of the legislature will be able to honor his tough-on-crime campaign promises. “I don’t think he’s going to... Read More.
45-year-old George Mosely of Oak Ridge faces numerous penalties in connection with the killing of a Black Bear and other hunting violations. Adam Einck with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries detailed what agents found in Mosley’s Morehouse Parish residence on February 8th. “And... Read More.
Lawmakers debated the privacy portion of a bill to protect the names and drug manufacturers involved in the executions of death row inmates. In House Governmental Affairs, Hammond Representative Nick Muscarello said the state can’t get the drugs needed because the manufacturers receive threats... Read More.
A bill that would Repeal the Age Act that went into effect in 2019 is making its way through the legislative process. The legislation approved in 2017 raised the age to 18 at which a person charged with a felony can be charged as... Read More.
Entergy Louisiana announces its renewable power is exceeding coal in energy production for the first time. Director of Resource Planning Laura Beauchamp says this is a significant milestone for the company. “We have a commitment to reach net zero by 2050 and certainly provide cleaner... Read More.