According to the USDA, Louisiana lost two-thousand farms between 2017 and 2022, but the amount of land used to farm has stayed about the same. Neil Melancon with the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation says smaller farms are finding it impossible to remain economically viable,... Read More.
A bill to expand methods used to carry out the death penalty and to provide protections for those involved, like drug companies that provide the ingredients used for lethal injection, passed in House Criminal Justice Tuesday. Bill sponsor Hammond Representative Nicholas Muscarello was asked... Read More.
Why are farmers leaving the Bayou State in herds? More than two thousand farmers have left the state between 2017 and 2022, according to USDA Census. Neil Melancon with the Louisiana Bureau Federation says this is driven by fewer but larger farms. He says smaller... Read More.
Legislation to concealed carry without a permit in Louisiana will be debated in the crime special session. And because police are trained to look for outlines of a gun in someone’s clothing, President of the New Orleans Metropolitan Crime Commission Rafael Goyeneche said it... Read More.
A piglet is now resting comfortably after being tossed around like a football during carnival season. Humane Society of Louisiana Director Jeff Dorson says a bystander spotted three men throwing what he assumed it was a ball—until he heard squeals. “Turns out the nerf ball... Read More.
As Republican Governor Jeff Landry’s special session to focus on crime convenes, the House Democratic Caucus said they too are also committed to addressing crime, yet they were not involved in drafting legislation. New Orleans Representative Matthew Willard said while the governor refers to... Read More.
Louisiana has agreed to send National Guard troops to Texas to assist with the southern border. Director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Jacques Thibodeaux said they’ve officially received the request from Governor Greg Abbott via the Emergency Management Assistance... Read More.
RESET Louisiana cautions the House and Senate against reversing 2017 criminal justice reforms in crime special session. Council for a Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin says data shows current reforms that focus on non-violent offenders are working. “It’s saved the state money. We’ve put more... Read More.
Governor Jeff Landry tells the Louisiana Legislature that it’s time to end the criminal minded element destroying Louisiana. On the opening day of the special session, Landry laid out his agenda for the crime fighting special session. Early in his speech, he spoke about... Read More.
On Talk Louisiana with Jim Engster this morning, DCFS Secretary Davis Matlock defends the state’s refusal of Summer EBT dollars that equates to $70 million in federal match from a state investment of $7 million. Matlock said this summer the state will provide 1.8 million more... Read More.