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The Advocate
Without dissent, Louisiana Senate says yes to mandating cursive writingA bill that would require the teaching of cursive writing in public schools won
Without dissent, Louisiana Senate says yes to mandating cursive writing
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
A bill that would require the teaching of cursive writing in public schools won approval Wednesday in the Louisiana Senate. The vote was 37-0. The measure, Senate Bill 275, next faces action in the state House. Sen. Beth Mizell, R-Franklinton, has... Read more
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The Advocate
Without dissent, Senate says yes to mandating cursive writingA bill that would require the teaching of cursive writing in public schools won
Without dissent, Senate says yes to mandating cursive writing
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
A bill that would require the teaching of cursive writing in public schools won approval Wednesday in the Louisiana Senate. The vote was 37-0. The measure, Senate Bill 275, next faces action in the state House. Sen. Beth Mizell, R-Franklinton, has... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Senate committee passes Raise the Age Act, goes to full senateA bill that would raise the age of a person who would be tried as a juvenile wa
Senate committee passes Raise the Age Act, goes to full senate
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 3 days ago
A bill that would raise the age of a person who would be tried as a juvenile was sent to the full Louisiana Senate Monday. SB 324, also known as the Raise the Age Act, would allow 17-year-olds to be tried in a juvenile court. Under the new bill,... Read more
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Best of New Orleans Gambit
I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans This Week, April 26, 2016on 4/20State Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, had a happy 4/20. Mills passed his medic
I-10: Ten Things to Know in New Orleans This Week, April 26, 2016
Best of New Orleans Gambit / Posted 3 days ago
on 4/20State Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, had a happy 4/20. Mills passed his medical marijuana expansion measure through the Louisiana Senate on April 20 on his second try after it failed there on April 19. The measure extends his 2015 law that... Read more
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The Advocate
Bill targeting last-minute salaries from out-going governors passes SenateA bill aimed at banning last-minute salary increases from out-going governors w
Bill targeting last-minute salaries from out-going governors passes Senate
The Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
A bill aimed at banning last-minute salary increases from out-going governors was OKed by the Louisiana Senate on Monday and heads to the House for consideration. Former DOTD Secretary Sherri LeBas gave a 4 percent raise to nearly 4,200 employees... Read more
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The Advocate
Cursive-writing mandate clears first Louisiana legislative hurdle, but will full Senate follow the script?Public school students would have to be taught cursive writing starting in Augu
Cursive-writing mandate clears first Louisiana legislative hurdle, but will full Senate follow the script?
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
Public school students would have to be taught cursive writing starting in August under a bill that breezed through the Louisiana Senate Education Committee on Thursday. It next faces action in the full Senate, and an uncertain future. Freshman... Read more
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The Advocate
Bid to mandate cursive writing clears first hurdlePublic school students would have to be taught cursive writing starting in Augu
Bid to mandate cursive writing clears first hurdle
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
Public school students would have to be taught cursive writing starting in August under a bill that breezed through the Louisiana Senate Education Committee on Thursday. It next faces action in the full Senate, and an uncertain future. Freshman... Read more
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The Daily Comet
TOPS bills to lock in current amounts, isolate awards from tuition increasesThe Louisiana Senate OK'd a bill that could strip the Legislature of its hold o
TOPS bills to lock in current amounts, isolate awards from tuition increases
The Daily Comet / Posted 8 days ago
The Louisiana Senate OK'd a bill that could strip the Legislature of its hold over tuition rates, giving the authority to the post-secondary institutions and the governing boards, which include the LSU Board of Supervisors and the Southern University... Read more
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The Houma Courier
TOPS bills to lock in current amounts, isolate awards from tuition increasesThe Louisiana Senate OK'd a bill that could strip the Legislature of its hold o
TOPS bills to lock in current amounts, isolate awards from tuition increases
The Houma Courier / Posted 8 days ago
The Louisiana Senate OK'd a bill that could strip the Legislature of its hold over tuition rates, giving the authority to the post-secondary institutions and the governing boards, which include the LSU Board of Supervisors and the Southern University... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Senate agrees to transfer schools back to New Orleans boardBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has unanimously backed a bill that
Senate agrees to transfer schools back to New Orleans board
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 8 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has unanimously backed a bill that would shift New Orleans public schools from state control back to the Orleans Parish School Board. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1NlN5Ei ) the measure by New... Read more
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The Advocate
TOPS bills to lock in current amounts, isolate awards from tuition increases move forwardand universities more authority to increase their tuition, moving the legislati
TOPS bills to lock in current amounts, isolate awards from tuition increases move forward
The Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
and universities more authority to increase their tuition, moving the legislation ever closer to becoming law. The Louisiana Senate OK’d a bill that could strip the Legislature of its hold over tuition rates, giving the authority to the... Read more
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The Advocate
More bills on TOPS, tuition changes flying through Louisiana Legislatureand universities more authority to increase their tuition, moving the legislati
More bills on TOPS, tuition changes flying through Louisiana Legislature
The Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
and universities more authority to increase their tuition, moving the legislation ever closer to becoming law. The Louisiana Senate OK’d a bill that could strip the Legislature of its hold over tuition rates, giving the authority to the... Read more
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The Advocate
More bills on TOPS, tuition changes flying through Louisiana Legislatureand universities more authority to increase their tuition, moving the legislati
More bills on TOPS, tuition changes flying through Louisiana Legislature
The Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
and universities more authority to increase their tuition, moving the legislation ever closer to becoming law. The Louisiana Senate OK’d a bill that could strip the Legislature of its hold over tuition rates, giving the authority to the... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana Senate advances bill that would return New Orleans schools to local controlWithout a single vote in opposition, the Louisiana Senate approved a bill that
Louisiana Senate advances bill that would return New Orleans schools to local control
The Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
Without a single vote in opposition, the Louisiana Senate approved a bill that would move New Orleans schools from state control back to the Orleans Parish School Board. Senate Bill 432 would establish a framework that would return all the schools... Read more
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The Advocate
Push to expand diseases eligible for medical marijuana fails by one voteA bid to expand the list of diseases that could be treated with medical marijua
Push to expand diseases eligible for medical marijuana fails by one vote
The Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
A bid to expand the list of diseases that could be treated with medical marijuana failed by one vote Tuesday in the Louisiana Senate. The vote was 19-16, one shy of the minimum needed, and followed emotionally charged arguments on the topic. The... Read more
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The Advocate
Push to expand diseases eligible for medical marijuana fails by one voteA bid to expand the list of diseases that could be treated with medical marijua
Push to expand diseases eligible for medical marijuana fails by one vote
The Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
A bid to expand the list of diseases that could be treated with medical marijuana failed by one vote Tuesday in the Louisiana Senate. The vote was 19-16, one shy of the minimum needed, and followed emotionally-charged arguments on the topic. The... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
Cursive writing may be coming back to classroomsteachers say some students are only taught to sign their names in cursive for l
Cursive writing may be coming back to classrooms
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 9 days ago
teachers say some students are only taught to sign their names in cursive for legal contracts, but they point out that people's names change with marriage. The bill is awaiting action in the Louisiana Senate Education Committee. ... Read more
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The Advocate
Push to expand diseases eligible for medical marijuana fails by one voteA bid to expand the list of diseases that could be treated with medical marijua
Push to expand diseases eligible for medical marijuana fails by one vote
The Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
A bid to expand the list of diseases that could be treated with medical marijuana failed by one vote Tuesday in the Louisiana Senate. The vote was 19-16, one shy of the minimum needed, and followed emotionally-charged arguments on the topic. The... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana Senate panel OKs bill to return New Orleans schools to local controlschools that have been run by the state for the past decade began Thursday even
Louisiana Senate panel OKs bill to return New Orleans schools to local control
The Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
schools that have been run by the state for the past decade began Thursday evening with the approval of legislation by a Louisiana Senate committee. Senate Bill 432 would establish a framework first for 10 schools, and then by 2018 — 2019 at the... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana Senate panel OKs bill to return New Orleans schools to local controlschools that have been run by the state for the past decade began Thursday even
Louisiana Senate panel OKs bill to return New Orleans schools to local control
The Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
schools that have been run by the state for the past decade began Thursday evening with the approval of legislation by a Louisiana Senate committee. Senate Bill 432 would establish a framework for first 10 schools, and then by 2018 – 2019 at the... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
Bill to stop removal Confederate monuments dies in state Housemore than 30 years. Defeat in the legislature has become commonplace for Confe
Bill to stop removal Confederate monuments dies in state House
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 14 days ago
more than 30 years. Defeat in the legislature has become commonplace for Confederate monument supporters. Last week, the Louisiana Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee sank a similar bill, 5-4. While aimed preserving all monuments... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Raw milk sales bill narrowly gains traction in La. SenateBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate will debate whether the state shou
Raw milk sales bill narrowly gains traction in La. Senate
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 15 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate will debate whether the state should lift its ban on sales of unpasteurized - or "raw" - milk. After two years of rejecting the bill, a reorganized Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted 3-2 to advance... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana Senate panel advances bill to expand diseases treated with medical marijuanathe medical use of the drug opens the doors to legalizing recreational use fill
Louisiana Senate panel advances bill to expand diseases treated with medical marijuana
The Advocate / Posted 15 days ago
the medical use of the drug opens the doors to legalizing recreational use filled hours of testimony Wednesday before the Louisiana Senate Health and Welfare Committee. In the end, the Senate panel approved, without objection, Senate Bill 271,... Read more
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Island Packet
Raw milk sales bill narrowly gains traction in La. SenateThe Louisiana Senate will debate whether the state should lift its ban on sales
Raw milk sales bill narrowly gains traction in La. Senate
Island Packet / Posted 15 days ago
The Louisiana Senate will debate whether the state should lift its ban on sales of unpasteurized — or "raw" — milk. After two years of rejecting the bill, a reorganized Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted 3-2 Wednesday to advance to the full... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Raw milk sales bill narrowly gains traction in La. SenateBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate will debate whether the state shou
Raw milk sales bill narrowly gains traction in La. Senate
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 16 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate will debate whether the state should lift its ban on sales of unpasteurized - or "raw" - milk. After two years of rejecting the bill, a reorganized Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted 3-2 to advance... Read more
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The Advocate
Equal Pay measure clears Louisiana Senate, faces uncertain fate in Houseto calm the business community’s fears, New Orleans Sen. J.P. Morrell heavily a
Equal Pay measure clears Louisiana Senate, faces uncertain fate in House
The Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
to calm the business community’s fears, New Orleans Sen. J.P. Morrell heavily amended his equal pay measure, and the Louisiana Senate approved the bill that would require many private employers to pay men and women the same for the same... Read more
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The Advocate
‘Raise the Age’ bill clears Louisiana Senate committeeAn effort to increase the age which a juvenile can be prosecuted as an adult wa
‘Raise the Age’ bill clears Louisiana Senate committee
The Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
An effort to increase the age which a juvenile can be prosecuted as an adult was advanced by a Louisiana Senate committee Tuesday. Under law, 17-year-olds are handled like adults when accused of and tried for committing crimes. Senate Bill 324 is... Read more
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The Advocate
Equal Pay measure clears Louisiana Senate, faces uncertain fate in Houseto calm the business community’s fears, New Orleans Sen. J.P. Morrell heavily a
Equal Pay measure clears Louisiana Senate, faces uncertain fate in House
The Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
to calm the business community’s fears, New Orleans Sen. J.P. Morrell heavily amended his equal pay measure, and the Louisiana Senate approved the bill that would require many private employers to pay men and women the same for the same... Read more
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The Advocate
‘Raise the Age’ bill clears Louisiana Senate committeeAn effort to increase the age a juvenile can be prosecuted as an adult was adva
‘Raise the Age’ bill clears Louisiana Senate committee
The Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
An effort to increase the age a juvenile can be prosecuted as an adult was advanced by a Louisiana Senate committee Tuesday. Under law, 17-year-olds are handled like adults when accused of and tried for committing crimes. Senate Bill 324 is part of... Read more
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The Advocate
‘Raise the Age’ bill clears Louisiana Senate committeeAn effort to increase the age a juvenile can be prosecuted as an adult was adva
‘Raise the Age’ bill clears Louisiana Senate committee
The Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
An effort to increase the age a juvenile can be prosecuted as an adult was advanced by a Louisiana Senate committee Tuesday. Under current law, 17-year-olds are handled like adults when accused of and tried for committing crimes. Senate Bill 324 is... Read more
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The Advocate
Equal Pay measure clears Louisiana Senate, faces uncertain fate in HouseHoping to calm the business community’s fears, New Orleans Sen. JP Morrell heav
Equal Pay measure clears Louisiana Senate, faces uncertain fate in House
The Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
Hoping to calm the business community’s fears, New Orleans Sen. JP Morrell heavily amended his Equal Pay measure and the Louisiana Senate approved the bill that would require many private employers to pay men and women equally. “Everything that... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
La. Senate votes for equal pay bill supported by governorBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has backed an equal pay bill that
La. Senate votes for equal pay bill supported by governor
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 16 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has backed an equal pay bill that is one of the main pieces of Gov. John Bel Edwards' legislative agenda. New Orleans Sen. J.P. Morrell's proposal would require large private businesses to pay the same... Read more
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The Advocate
‘Raise the Age’ bill clears Louisiana Senate committeeAn effort to increase the age a juvenile can be prosecuted as an adult was adva
‘Raise the Age’ bill clears Louisiana Senate committee
The Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
An effort to increase the age a juvenile can be prosecuted as an adult was advanced by a Louisiana Senate committee Tuesday morning. Under current law, 17-year-olds are handled like adults when accused of and tried for committing crimes. Senate... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana treasurer John Kennedy could be ousted as leader of powerful panel as new bill advancesCommission, the powerful board that oversees the borrowing of money for state c
Louisiana treasurer John Kennedy could be ousted as leader of powerful panel as new bill advances
The Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
Commission, the powerful board that oversees the borrowing of money for state construction projects, advanced through a Louisiana Senate committee Monday, despite objections from Kennedy’s staff. State law dictates the treasurer is... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Bill to raise stripping age to 21 sails through La. SenateLa. (AP) - A proposal to block adult entertainment venues from hiring dancers u
Bill to raise stripping age to 21 sails through La. Senate
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 17 days ago
La. (AP) - A proposal to block adult entertainment venues from hiring dancers under the age of 21 has sailed through the Louisiana Senate. Lake Charles Sen. Ronnie Johns, a Republican, says the bill to raise the age from 18 would fight human... Read more
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The Advocate
Bill to remove Louisiana treasurer John Kennedy as leader of powerful panel advancesCommission, the powerful board that oversees the borrowing of money for state c
Bill to remove Louisiana treasurer John Kennedy as leader of powerful panel advances
The Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
Commission, the powerful board that oversees the borrowing of money for state construction projects, advanced through a Louisiana Senate committee Monday, despite objections from Kennedy’s staff. State law dictates the treasurer is... Read more
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The Advocate
Bill to remove Louisiana treasurer from panel leadership advancesCommission, the powerful board that oversees the borrowing of money for state c
Bill to remove Louisiana treasurer from panel leadership advances
The Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
Commission, the powerful board that oversees the borrowing of money for state construction projects, advanced through a Louisiana Senate committee Monday, despite objections from Kennedy’s staff. State law dictates the treasurer is... Read more
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The Advocate
Next up: Louisiana retiree cost of living adjustment goes to full Senate for voteincrease for state retirees cleared its second legislative hurdle Monday and ca
Next up: Louisiana retiree cost of living adjustment goes to full Senate for vote
The Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
increase for state retirees cleared its second legislative hurdle Monday and can now be presented to the full Louisiana Senate for a vote. The Senate Finance Committee vetted Senate Bill 2 and voted without objection to recommend the... Read more
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The Advocate
Bill to remove Louisiana treasurer from panel leadership advancesCommission, the powerful board that oversees the borrowing of money for state c
Bill to remove Louisiana treasurer from panel leadership advances
The Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
Commission, the powerful board that oversees the borrowing of money for state construction projects, advanced through a Louisiana Senate committee Monday, despite objections from Kennedy’s staff. State law dictates the treasurer is... Read more
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The Advocate
Next up: Louisiana retiree cost of living adjustment goes to full Senate for voteof living increase for state retirees cleared its second legislative hurdle Mon
Next up: Louisiana retiree cost of living adjustment goes to full Senate for vote
The Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
of living increase for state retirees cleared its second legislative hurdle Monday and can now be presented to the full Louisiana Senate for a vote. The Senate Finance Committee vetted Senate Bill 2 and voted without objection to recommend the... Read more
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The Advocate
State retiree cost of living adjustment goes to full Senate for a voteof living increase for state retirees cleared its second legislative hurdle Mon
State retiree cost of living adjustment goes to full Senate for a vote
The Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
of living increase for state retirees cleared its second legislative hurdle Monday and can now be presented to the full Louisiana Senate for a vote. The Senate Finance Committee vetted Senate Bill 2 and voted without objection to recommend the... Read more
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The Advocate
As Louisiana struggles with TOPS funding, bills to reform program pass first hurdle in Senate committeeA number of bills that would change TOPS scholarships successfully made it thro
As Louisiana struggles with TOPS funding, bills to reform program pass first hurdle in Senate committee
The Advocate / Posted 21 days ago
A number of bills that would change TOPS scholarships successfully made it through their first hurdle in the Louisiana Senate Education Committee on Thursday — including one that would break the link that automatically increases TOPS awards to match... Read more
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The Advocate
As state struggles with TOPS funding, bills to reform program pass first hurdleA number of bills that would change TOPS scholarships successfully made it thro
As state struggles with TOPS funding, bills to reform program pass first hurdle
The Advocate / Posted 21 days ago
A number of bills that would change TOPS scholarships successfully made it through their first hurdle in a Louisiana Senate Education committee on Thursday — including one that would break the link that automatically increases TOPS awards to match... Read more
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The Advocate
Victory for New Orleans Confederate monument opponents: Bill to nix removal fails in Senate panelwould require the approval of a new state commission to toss the statues of Rob
Victory for New Orleans Confederate monument opponents: Bill to nix removal fails in Senate panel
The Advocate / Posted 22 days ago
would require the approval of a new state commission to toss the statues of Robert E. Lee and others was rejected by the Louisiana Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee. The party-line vote was four in favor and five opposed. Opponents... Read more
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The Advocate
Legislation allowing marijuana use for medical purposes clears Senate panelA Louisiana Senate panel on Wednesday advanced legislation that could pave the
Legislation allowing marijuana use for medical purposes clears Senate panel
The Advocate / Posted 22 days ago
A Louisiana Senate panel on Wednesday advanced legislation that could pave the way for the use of marijuana to treat some ailments. As one doctor testifying Wednesday put it: It is legal for doctors to prescribe medicinal marijuana here and it’s... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Trial scheduled to begin in case that inspired film 'Bernie'nation to require businesses to provide fully paid leave for new mothers and fa
Trial scheduled to begin in case that inspired film 'Bernie'
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 23 days ago
nation to require businesses to provide fully paid leave for new mothers and fathers to spend time with their new child. Louisiana senate may let you spend eternity with your petLouisiana senate may let you spent eternity with your pet A... Read more
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The Advocate
In lopsided vote, Louisiana Senate elects to ease restrictions on seeing physical therapistsAfter a burst of testimonials for physical therapists, the Louisiana Senate app
In lopsided vote, Louisiana Senate elects to ease restrictions on seeing physical therapists
The Advocate / Posted 23 days ago
After a burst of testimonials for physical therapists, the Louisiana Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would allow patients to visit therapists without a physician’s referral. The vote was 31-7. The measure, Senate Bill 291, next faces action in... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Reboot for Cruz, Sandersnation to require businesses to provide fully paid leave for new mothers and fa
Reboot for Cruz, Sanders
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 23 days ago
nation to require businesses to provide fully paid leave for new mothers and fathers to spend time with their new child. Louisiana senate may let you spend eternity with your petLouisiana senate may let you spent eternity with your pet A... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Monster 780-pound gator caught in Floridanation to require businesses to provide fully paid leave for new mothers and fa
Monster 780-pound gator caught in Florida
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 23 days ago
nation to require businesses to provide fully paid leave for new mothers and fathers to spend time with their new child. Louisiana senate may let you spend eternity with your petLouisiana senate may let you spent eternity with your pet A... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Senators shelve bill allowing burial of pets with ownersnation to require businesses to provide fully paid leave for new mothers and fa
Senators shelve bill allowing burial of pets with owners
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 23 days ago
nation to require businesses to provide fully paid leave for new mothers and fathers to spend time with their new child. Louisiana senate may let you spend eternity with your petLouisiana senate may let you spent eternity with your pet A... Read more
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