Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) say they are pleased the U.S. Senate passed the the largest federal infrastructure investment in history, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
The announcement was expected and comes as more than 50 Democrats, who left Texas for Washington on July 12, were on the cusp of running out the clock on the current special session and torpedoing the sweeping voting package for a second time since May.
One week after receiving the COVID vaccine, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise sent out a tweet arguing the CDC’s face mask advisory for both the vaccinated and unvaccinated. He said it only discourages people from getting the vaccine in the first place.
Under this law, the punishment for the manufacture or delivery of 4-200 grams of fentanyl is a minimum of ten years in prison or a maximum of life in prison. The minimum sentence increases to 15 years for an amount of 200-400 grams and 20 years for an amount of over 400 grams.
Many Republican state lawmakers want to override Gov. John Bel Edwards' veto of a transgender sports bill. Edwards say that would put New Orleans hosting of the NCAA Final Four in jeopardy. Mayor Latoya Cantrell backs the governor's veto.
Tonight on KSLA News 12, Kenley Hargett is looking into SB86, which requires each public school in Louisiana to develop and adopt policies for the installation and operation of video cameras in certain classrooms.
By PAUL J. WEBER, ACACIA CORONADO and BRIAN SLODYSKO
Texas Democrats who hurriedly fled to Washington to block sweeping new election laws back home acknowledged Tuesday they can’t stay away forever and urged Congress to act on voting rights, while Republican Gov. Greg Abbott threatened them with arrest the moment they return.
Dozens of Democratic lawmakers were set to leave Austin before the GOP could pass a voting bill in the current special legislative session ordered by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.