Legislative Issues

Infrastructure investments highlight just-completed regular session

The Louisiana Legislature made significant infrastructure investments during the 2022 session, thanks to state surplus and federal dollars.  Capital Region highlights start with a $300 million […]

‘Local control of corporate tax breaks rejected’

By: Sam Karlin – Staff Writer | The Advocate Flanked by dozens of local mayors, school board members and sheriffs who gathered on the steps of […]

‘We’ve never seen this much money available’

The Advocate / Robert Stewart Local economic development organizations should dive deep into the litany of federal pandemic relief fund programs to find potential “gems” for […]

“The Gulf of Mexico should be top of mind for American Energy Security”

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT The Gulf of Mexico should be top of mind for American Energy Security We have all heard the phrase “out of sight, […]

Mark Ballard: Some reform supporters have had enough of trying to lower auto insurance premiums

MARK BALLARD | Capitol Bureau editor After a relentless campaign among Republican legislators to lower auto insurance rates by complicating the filing and winning of lawsuits, […]

Non-unanimous jury verdict bills moved out Criminal Justice committee

After business was done in the Louisiana House and the representatives started trickling away late Wednesday, a cabal of Democratic members asked to change the committees […]

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Should Louisiana ban tolls on roads, bridges? New Lake Charles bridge may be on the line

Greg Hilburn | Lafayette Daily Advertiser A Louisiana House panel Tuesday rejected a bill that would ban the state from placing tolls on existing highways and bridges, […]

New PAR Commentary: Going Virtual

Pandemic showed some benefits to meeting online, but widening virtual meeting authority should protect citizen access Louisiana learned the benefits and pitfalls of moving public meetings […]

Worker shortage hits Louisiana government as applicants for state jobs plummet 52%

The worker shortage that has disrupted private industry has spilled over to state government, where job applications are down 52% in the past two years. “The […]

Louisiana lawmakers advance bills to tackle adjuster swapping, insurer communication following storms

BLAKE PATERSON | Staff writer Lawmakers took their first steps Wednesday toward reining in how property insurers do business in Louisiana, advancing out of committee a […]

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