House lawmakers advance bills targeting early release from prison — and more
New Orleans Public Radio – Politics
by Molly Ryan
7h ago
The proposals threaten to undo many of the bipartisan criminal justice reforms passed in 2017 under former Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards ..read more
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In the only state where students must pass tests to graduate, short-lived appeals policy gave hope
New Orleans Public Radio – Politics
by Aubri Juhasz
5d ago
Louisiana is the only state where students have to pass exams to graduate high school. If they fail, there’s no way to appeal. The kids most likely to miss out are recent immigrants ..read more
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Lawmakers to consider nearly 30 tough-on-crime bills in special session
New Orleans Public Radio – Politics
by Molly Ryan
5d ago
Lawmakers will consider nearly 30 tough-on-crime bills during a special session focused on combating crime in Louisiana that kicked off Monday afternoon in Baton Rouge ..read more
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U.S. House passes bill to reverse Biden pause of some LNG exports
New Orleans Public Radio – Politics
by Jacob Fischler, Louisiana Illuminator
1w ago
The U.S. House voted Thursday to approve a bill that would preempt the Biden administration’s move last month to pause new approvals for some liquified natural gas exports ..read more
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Not all Louisiana teachers have received their $2,000 stipend yet, union says
New Orleans Public Radio – Politics
by Julie O'Donoghue (Louisiana Illuminator)
1w ago
The money was supposed to have been allocated in lieu of a permanent raise ..read more
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Landry isn’t backing a permanent teacher pay raise, confirming educators ‘worst fear’
New Orleans Public Radio – Politics
by Julie O'Donoghue (Louisiana Illuminator)
1w ago
Gov. Jeff Landry doesn’t want to make a public school teacher pay hike from last year permanent, frustrating teachers who have been pushing for the pay bump ..read more
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When a climate denier becomes governor: Landry’s first month in office
New Orleans Public Radio – Politics
by Terry L. Jones (Floodlight)
2w ago
Gov. Jeff Landry has filled the ranks of state environmental posts with fossil fuel executives ..read more
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LSU promised paid family leave to all employees. Not everyone’s getting it
New Orleans Public Radio – Politics
by Piper Hutchinson (Louisiana Illuminator)
2w ago
LSU leaders said they would provide paid family leave for all employees starting Jan. 1, but some employees who have requested it have been told the policy hasn’t been approved ..read more
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Louisiana law gives judges a financial incentive to set high bail and secure convictions
New Orleans Public Radio – Politics
by Garrett Hazelwood
3w ago
Years after a federal court declared the practice unconstitutional, judges continue to take money from criminal defendants. Some spend it on resort stays and luxury cars ..read more
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3 misleading messages from Louisiana leaders on closed primaries
New Orleans Public Radio – Politics
by Julie O'Donoghue (Louisiana Illuminator)
1M ago
Gov. Jeff Landry is pushing lawmakers to support a new partisan primary system for federal, state and judicial elections ..read more
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