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The Louisiana February 6 special primary election and March 20 special general election for House District 35 are canceled. A special primary election was originally scheduled for February 6 followed by a special general election on March 20 to fill […]

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will call a special election on March 20 to fill the 5th Congressional District. This seat was previously held by the late Luke Letlow, who died December 29 from COVID-19 complications. Letlow, 41, had been elected […]

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The Louisiana Legislature will convene in a special session on September 28 to address issues such as COVID-19, storm relief, and unemployment.

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Lobbyists in Louisiana can now spend a bit more on wining and dining state lawmakers and other public officials. When the new budget year began July 1, the lobbying limit on food and drink for a public official edged up […]

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Louisiana lawmakers have until final adjournment at 6 p.m. on June 30 to pass the government spending plan for the fiscal year that begins on July 1. In the special session premised in large part on COVID-19 relief, lawmakers gave […]

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Louisiana lawmakers called themselves into a 30-day special session that began on June 2, immediately following the adjournment of the regular session. The special session agenda focuses on piecing together a more than $30 billion operating budget for the financial […]

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Louisiana lawmakers will resume their regular legislative session on May 4 to address budget issues and virus response legislation. Despite the stay-at-home order in place through May 15, many legislators are ready to return for the remainder of session. These […]

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards

Gov. John Bel Edwards delayed Louisiana’s presidential primary a second time due to COVID-19. The primary was originally scheduled for April 4. Edwards initially postponed the election until June 20 at the request of Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin. Now […]

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Only 58 House members and 21 Senate members of the Louisiana Legislature returned briefly on March 31. Lawmakers did not set a date for their next return, opting instead to recess upon the call of the presiding officer. House Speaker […]

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On March 16, the Louisiana Legislature was temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. The suspension is scheduled to be in effect until 11 a.m. on March 31. Per the constitution, the legislature is still scheduled to adjourn sine die on June […]

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Louisiana lawmakers plan to create a contingency package of spending bills in case coronavirus concerns threaten to derail the session. Under the constitution, the legislature is required to pass a balanced budget before the fiscal year ends on June 30. […]

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The Louisiana State Legislature announced that anyone planning to enter the state Capitol building will be screened for coronavirus beginning March 16. An email was sent from the Senate and House Communication Offices regarding how to prevent the spread of […]

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Louisiana will postpone its presidential primary originally scheduled for April 4. The state is the first to do so in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Louisiana will push the election to June 20, from the planned date of April 4. […]

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John White, Louisiana Superintendent of Education

John White, Louisiana’s Superintendent of Education, is officially vacating his position on March 11 after eight years. The announcement came just two days after Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee announced her resignation effective January 31, after four years […]

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