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The 2021 Louisiana legislative session was one of the best in recent years for the business community, with legislators approving most wish-list items.

‘LaPolitics’: Gun issue drawing fire ahead of veto session

If lawmakers convene a history-making veto override session later this month, as many expect, political observers will credit the governor's cancellation of legislation related...

Outside groups exerting pressure on Louisiana veto session 

Ballots have gone out for Louisiana lawmakers to decide whether to hold a historic veto override session, with heavy pressure pouring in from outside...

Graves introduces bill raising SBA disaster loan limits 

Just in time for the Atlantic hurricane season, U.S. Rep. Garret Graves has joined Rep. María Elvira Salazar, R-Florida, to introduce a new bill...

Edwards signs infrastructure funding bill prioritizing new Baton Rouge bridge

Louisiana will shift up to $300 million in taxes charged annually on the sales of new cars and trucks to roadwork, under a bill...

‘LaPolitics’: Veto chatter will stretch into holiday weekend

Politicos who exited the recent regular session thinking they would get to enjoy a relatively quiet Independence Day weekend thought wrong. Gov. John Bel...

Senate president: Louisiana veto override session likely

Momentum is building for Louisiana lawmakers to hold a historic veto override session, with Senate President Page Cortez announcing today that senators are likely...

Alford: Lawmakers prepping for summertime session

Conservative lawmakers have taken the guesswork out of the process allowing the House and Senate to trigger an automatic veto session to override the...

Left-leaning organizations launch Louisiana legislative scorecard

Several left-leaning organizations have launched a scorecard that tracks how Louisiana legislators voted on key issues. The How They Vote scorecard, which was unveiled today,...

‘Pink’ sales tax break in Louisiana will go into effect beginning July 2022

Louisiana residents will begin getting an $11 million annual tax break in July 2022 when the state drops its sales tax on feminine hygiene...

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