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The Advocate
Louisiana House committee unexpectedly rejects controversial license plate reader billLegislation already approved by the Louisiana Senate and one House panel that w
Louisiana House committee unexpectedly rejects controversial license plate reader bill
The Advocate / Posted 23 hours ago
Legislation already approved by the Louisiana Senate and one House panel that would authorize a private company to catch uninsured motorists — in exchange for a generous fee — unexpectedly met rejection Tuesday before another House committee and... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Woman hears loud noise finds man shot to deathunder control. Senate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring billSenate kills L
Woman hears loud noise finds man shot to death
KTBS Shreveport / Posted yesterday
under control. Senate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring billSenate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring bill The Louisiana Senate has killed a New Orleans senator's bid to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Early Morning House Fire Claims First Fire Victim of 2016under control. Senate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring billSenate kills L
Early Morning House Fire Claims First Fire Victim of 2016
KTBS Shreveport / Posted yesterday
under control. Senate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring billSenate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring bill The Louisiana Senate has killed a New Orleans senator's bid to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Local author putting Zwolle on the mapunder control. Senate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring billSenate kills L
Local author putting Zwolle on the map
KTBS Shreveport / Posted yesterday
under control. Senate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring billSenate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring bill The Louisiana Senate has killed a New Orleans senator's bid to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Rally aims to 'Stop the Violence' in Shreveportunder control. Senate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring billSenate kills L
Rally aims to 'Stop the Violence' in Shreveport
KTBS Shreveport / Posted yesterday
under control. Senate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring billSenate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring bill The Louisiana Senate has killed a New Orleans senator's bid to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Senate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring billheart. Violen... The Louisiana Senate has killed a New Orleans senator's bid
Senate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring bill
KTBS Shreveport / Posted yesterday
heart. Violen... The Louisiana Senate has killed a New Orleans senator's bid to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana Senate sends red light camera notification bill to governoralerted to the locations of red light cameras, under a bill headed to the gover
Louisiana Senate sends red light camera notification bill to governor
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
alerted to the locations of red light cameras, under a bill headed to the governor’s desk. With a 37-0 vote Tuesday, the Louisiana Senate gave the measure final legislative passage. Senate Bill 357 was also overwhelmingly supported in the state... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Louisiana legislative roundupof some of the latest measures being considered by the Louisiana Legislature.
Louisiana legislative roundup
The Houma Courier / Posted yesterday
of some of the latest measures being considered by the Louisiana Legislature.

Senate kills LGBT bill

The Louisiana Senate has killed a New Orleans senator's bid to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and... Read more

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The Daily Comet
Louisiana legislative roundupof some of the latest measures being considered by the Louisiana Legislature.
Louisiana legislative roundup
The Daily Comet / Posted yesterday
of some of the latest measures being considered by the Louisiana Legislature.

Senate kills LGBT bill

The Louisiana Senate has killed a New Orleans senator's bid to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and... Read more

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The Advocate
Bid to outlaw employer discrimination against gays, others, failsDespite a passionate appeal from its sponsor, the Louisiana Senate overwhelming
Bid to outlaw employer discrimination against gays, others, fails
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
Despite a passionate appeal from its sponsor, the Louisiana Senate overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would ban employers from discriminating against gays, lesbians and transgender people. The vote was 8-25. No senator rose to oppose the measure,... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Senate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring billBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has killed a New Orleans senator's
Senate kills LGBT anti-discrimination hiring bill
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted yesterday
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has killed a New Orleans senator's bid to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, with no debate from lawmakers against the bill. The chamber voted 25-8 against... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana House committee unexpectedly rejects controversial license plate reader billLegislation already approved by the Louisiana Senate and one House panel that w
Louisiana House committee unexpectedly rejects controversial license plate reader bill
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
Legislation already approved by the Louisiana Senate and one House panel that would authorize a private company to catch uninsured motorists — in exchange for a generous fee — unexpectedly met rejection Tuesday before another House committee and is... Read more
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The Advocate
Bid to outlaw employer discrimination against gays, others, failsDespite a passionate appeal from its sponsor, the Louisiana Senate overwhelming
Bid to outlaw employer discrimination against gays, others, fails
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
Despite a passionate appeal from its sponsor, the Louisiana Senate overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would ban employers from discriminating against gays, lesbians and transgender people. The vote was 8-25. No senator rose to oppose the measure,... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana House committee unexpectedly rejects controversial license plate reader billA bill already approved by the Louisiana Senate and one House panel that would
Louisiana House committee unexpectedly rejects controversial license plate reader bill
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
A bill already approved by the Louisiana Senate and one House panel that would have authorized a private company to catch uninsured motorists — in exchange for a generous fee — unexpectedly met its death Tuesday before another House... Read more
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The Advocate
New Orleans firefighters deal in Legislature stumbles on whether benefit is grandfatheredThe détente between the city of New Orleans and its firefighters started teeter
New Orleans firefighters deal in Legislature stumbles on whether benefit is grandfathered
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
The détente between the city of New Orleans and its firefighters started teetering during a Louisiana Senate committee hearing Monday over what a clause in the deal actually means. Three of the four bills in the legislative package that tweaks... Read more
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The Advocate
New Orleans firefighters deal in Legislature stumbles on whether benefit is grandfatheredThe détente between the City of New Orleans and its firefighters started teeter
New Orleans firefighters deal in Legislature stumbles on whether benefit is grandfathered
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
The détente between the City of New Orleans and its firefighters started teetering during a Louisiana Senate committee hearing Monday over what a clause in the deal actually means. Three of the four bills in the legislative package that tweaks... Read more
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The Advocate
LSU’s Golden Girls catch up on what they’ve done with their lives -- and they’ve done a lotexperience.” “Being a Golden Girl is who you have been and who you’ll be,” sai
LSU’s Golden Girls catch up on what they’ve done with their lives -- and they’ve done a lot
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
experience.” “Being a Golden Girl is who you have been and who you’ll be,” said Dodd, a former team captain who is president of the Golden Girl alumnae and serves as a senior policy advisor for the Louisiana Senate. “It’s what brought yo... Read more
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The Advocate
Firefighters pact stumbles on whether benefit is grandfatheredThe détente between the City of New Orleans and its firefighters started teeter
Firefighters pact stumbles on whether benefit is grandfathered
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
The détente between the City of New Orleans and its firefighters started teetering during a Louisiana Senate committee hearing Monday over what a clause in the deal actually means. Three of the four bills in the legislative package that tweaks... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
La. Senate takes of Real ID bill todayThe Louisiana Senate will begin debate on whether the state will comply with th
La. Senate takes of Real ID bill today
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 3 days ago
The Louisiana Senate will begin debate on whether the state will comply with the federal Real ID Act, which would bring Louisiana into that number of states that have adopted the guidelines. The proposal would give Louisiana residents the option to... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
La. Senate takes of Real ID bill todayThe Louisiana Senate will begin debate on whether the state will comply with th
La. Senate takes of Real ID bill today
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 3 days ago
The Louisiana Senate will begin debate on whether the state will comply with the federal Real ID Act, which would bring Louisiana into that number of states that have adopted the guidelines. The proposal would give Louisiana residents the option to... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Valedictorians And Stripperstaught. So there. BUMPER STICKER OF THE WEEK: “I was a man trapped inside a fe
Valedictorians And Strippers
The Chattanoogan / Posted 4 days ago
taught. So there. BUMPER STICKER OF THE WEEK: “I was a man trapped inside a female body … until I was born” GOTTA’ LOVE LOUISIANA – Senate Bill 468 in the legislature was designed to ban strip clubs from hiring any lovely who is under 21, but... Read more
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The Advocate
Politics over police work when it comes to illegal immigration?immigration, we’re afraid that every immigration-related issue could embrace em
Politics over police work when it comes to illegal immigration?
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
immigration, we’re afraid that every immigration-related issue could embrace emotion instead of facts. So we urge the Louisiana Senate to study thoroughly a proposal to threaten state aid to cities that are, in the eyes of anti-immigration... Read more
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Best of New Orleans Gambit
Who tells the story of the Confederate monuments in New Orleans?While 100 people gathered for a panel at the Tulane Hillel building on Broadway
Who tells the story of the Confederate monuments in New Orleans?
Best of New Orleans Gambit / Posted 7 days ago
While 100 people gathered for a panel at the Tulane Hillel building on Broadway Street on May 17, the Louisiana Senate nearly unanimously passed a "Blue Lives Matter" bill that classifies any offense against a police officer as a hate crime. Similar... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana committee asks state to reestablish trade with CubaA Louisiana Senate committee approved legislation Tuesday to restore the histor
Louisiana committee asks state to reestablish trade with Cuba
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
A Louisiana Senate committee approved legislation Tuesday to restore the historic connection between this state and Cuba. The House-adopted resolution asks Louisiana Economic Development to develop trade relations with the communist government of... Read more
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The Advocate
Senators kill bill aimed at boosting student wellness examsAn attempt to boost wellness exams for public school students has failed to gai
Senators kill bill aimed at boosting student wellness exams
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
An attempt to boost wellness exams for public school students has failed to gain support in the Louisiana Senate. The House-approved bill by Rep. Walt Leger III, a New Orleans Democrat, would have required the wellness exam before entering... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana committee asks state to reestablish trade with CubaA Louisiana Senate committee approved legislation Tuesday to restore the histor
Louisiana committee asks state to reestablish trade with Cuba
The Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
A Louisiana Senate committee approved legislation Tuesday to restore the historic connection between this state and Cuba. The House-adopted resolution asks the state Department of Economic Development to develop trade relations with the Communist... Read more
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The Advocate
No smoking on school grounds bill clears Louisiana SenateA bill that would expand no-tobacco rules on school grounds won approval Tuesda
No smoking on school grounds bill clears Louisiana Senate
The Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
A bill that would expand no-tobacco rules on school grounds won approval Tuesday in the Louisiana Senate. The vote was 37-1. The measure, House Bill 218, now returns to the House, which earlier approved a similar version. If the House goes along... Read more
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The Advocate
Legislation to require teaching of cursive writing in Louisiana clears House panelA Louisiana Senate-passed bill to require that cursive writing be taught in pub
Legislation to require teaching of cursive writing in Louisiana clears House panel
The Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
A Louisiana Senate-passed bill to require that cursive writing be taught in public schools won approval Tuesday in the House Education Committee. The measure, Senate Bill 275, won committee approval without objection. It next faces a vote on the... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana committee asks state to reestablish trade with CubaA Louisiana Senate committee approved legislation Tuesday to restore the histor
Louisiana committee asks state to reestablish trade with Cuba
The Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
A Louisiana Senate committee approved legislation Tuesday to restore the historic connection between this state and Cuba. The House-adopted resolution asks the state Department of Economic Development to develop trade relations with the Communist... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Cursive writing in schoolsapproval. KPLC's Erika Ferrando will have more on the story coming up. The cri
Cursive writing in schools
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 9 days ago
approval. KPLC's Erika Ferrando will have more on the story coming up. The crime of video voyeurism comes up today in the Louisiana senate. Calcasieu District Attorney John Derosier will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of a... Read more
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The Advocate
Another special session necessary? Some Louisiana Republican lawmakers skepticalsay they remain skeptical of the need for an immediate second special session t
Another special session necessary? Some Louisiana Republican lawmakers skeptical
The Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
say they remain skeptical of the need for an immediate second special session to shore up the state’s finances. The Louisiana Senate is now working its way through the state’s proposed $26 billion spending plan for the financial year that... Read more
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The Advocate
GOP lawmakers are skeptical of the need for a second special sessionsay they remain skeptical of the need for an immediate second special session t
GOP lawmakers are skeptical of the need for a second special session
The Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
say they remain skeptical of the need for an immediate second special session to shore up the state’s finances. The Louisiana Senate is now working its way through the state’s proposed $26 billion spending plan for the financial year that... Read more
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The Advocate
Acadiana officials plead with DOTD: Fix our roads!of Franklin in St. Mary Parish, through which U.S. 90 as the future I-49 South
Acadiana officials plead with DOTD: Fix our roads!
The Advocate / Posted 11 days ago
of Franklin in St. Mary Parish, through which U.S. 90 as the future I-49 South runs. About 100 people attended the joint Louisiana Senate-House Transportation Committee meeting Wednesday, held in Lafayette City-Parish Council chambers for the... Read more
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Boston Globe
States move toward treating 17-old offenders as juveniles, not adultsyoung people’s brains are different from adult brains. A bill to phase in the
States move toward treating 17-old offenders as juveniles, not adults
Boston Globe / Posted 12 days ago
young people’s brains are different from adult brains. A bill to phase in the higher age passed the Republican-dominated Louisiana Senate on May 2, has the strong support of Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, and is moving forward in the... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Second arrest made related to detention center incidentstudents An effort to let public high school students take part in a national
Second arrest made related to detention center incident
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 12 days ago
students An effort to let public high school students take part in a national survey on sexual risks has stalled in the Louisiana Senate. The Advocate reports the Senate Education Committee voted 4-2 against the House-approved bill Thursday. An... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
LSP issue Level II Endangered/Missing child advisory for New Orleans girl last seen May 4students An effort to let public high school students take part in a national
LSP issue Level II Endangered/Missing child advisory for New Orleans girl last seen May 4
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 12 days ago
students An effort to let public high school students take part in a national survey on sexual risks has stalled in the Louisiana Senate. The Advocate reports the Senate Education Committee voted 4-2 against the House-approved bill Thursday. An... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Sibley man accused of beating father to death with baseball batstudents An effort to let public high school students take part in a national
Sibley man accused of beating father to death with baseball bat
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 12 days ago
students An effort to let public high school students take part in a national survey on sexual risks has stalled in the Louisiana Senate. The Advocate reports the Senate Education Committee voted 4-2 against the House-approved bill Thursday. An... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Shreveport Fire Department purchases $10,000 in active shooter protection equipmentstudents An effort to let public high school students take part in a national
Shreveport Fire Department purchases $10,000 in active shooter protection equipment
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 12 days ago
students An effort to let public high school students take part in a national survey on sexual risks has stalled in the Louisiana Senate. The Advocate reports the Senate Education Committee voted 4-2 against the House-approved bill Thursday. An... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Senators refuse to allow sex survey of high school studentsstudents An effort to let public high school students take part in a national
Senators refuse to allow sex survey of high school students
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 13 days ago
students An effort to let public high school students take part in a national survey on sexual risks has stalled in the Louisiana Senate. The Advocate reports the Senate Education Committee voted 4-2 against the House-approved bill Thursday. An... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Schools must allow transgender bathrooms, Department of Education saysstudents An effort to let public high school students take part in a national
Schools must allow transgender bathrooms, Department of Education says
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 13 days ago
students An effort to let public high school students take part in a national survey on sexual risks has stalled in the Louisiana Senate. The Advocate reports the Senate Education Committee voted 4-2 against the House-approved bill Thursday. An... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home tickets on sale soonstudents An effort to let public high school students take part in a national
KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home tickets on sale soon
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 13 days ago
students An effort to let public high school students take part in a national survey on sexual risks has stalled in the Louisiana Senate. The Advocate reports the Senate Education Committee voted 4-2 against the House-approved bill Thursday. An... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
Louisiana moves closer to REAL ID option for citizensBATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Senate Transportation Committee has unanimously app
Louisiana moves closer to REAL ID option for citizens
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 13 days ago
BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Senate Transportation Committee has unanimously approved a bill that would give drivers the option to choose to be in compliance with the 2005 federal REAL ID Act. The bill is a part of Governor John Bel Edwards’... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Senators refuse to allow sex survey of high school studentsLa. (AP) - An effort to let public high school students take part in a national
Senators refuse to allow sex survey of high school students
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 13 days ago
La. (AP) - An effort to let public high school students take part in a national survey on sexual risks has stalled in the Louisiana Senate. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1UWFPR8 ) the Senate Education Committee voted 4-2 against the... Read more
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The Advocate
Legislation to cap state spending on art clears SenateA bill aimed at curbing state spending on art amid budget problems breezed thro
Legislation to cap state spending on art clears Senate
The Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
A bill aimed at curbing state spending on art amid budget problems breezed through the Louisiana Senate 38-0 Wednesday. State law requires that 1 percent of the total amount spent on major construction projects or renovations be spent on art inside... Read more
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The Advocate
Legislation to cap state spending on art clears SenateA bill aimed at curbing state spending on art amid budget problems breezed thro
Legislation to cap state spending on art clears Senate
The Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
A bill aimed at curbing state spending on art amid budget problems breezed through the Louisiana Senate 38-0 Wednesday. State law requires that 1 percent of the total amount spent on major construction projects or renovations be spent on art inside... Read more
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The Advocate
Bill to enforce surrogacy contracts heads to full Louisiana Senatethat would enforce contracts between parents and the surrogate mothers carrying
Bill to enforce surrogacy contracts heads to full Louisiana Senate
The Advocate / Posted 15 days ago
that would enforce contracts between parents and the surrogate mothers carrying their children is on its way to the full Louisiana Senate for what could be a final vote on the issue. The Senate Judiciary B Committee, without objection, advanced... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Louisiana legislative roundup: How your lawmakers voteddiscrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Louisiana legislative roundup: How your lawmakers voted
The Daily Comet / Posted 15 days ago
discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Paternity challenge bill approved

The Louisiana Senate will consider whether to expand the length of time a man has to challenge his paternity after a child's... Read more

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The Advocate
Use of license plate readers pits privacy concerns against preventionabducted by a sexual predator.” License plate readers could become even more p
Use of license plate readers pits privacy concerns against prevention
The Advocate / Posted 15 days ago
abducted by a sexual predator.” License plate readers could become even more prevalent under legislation passed by the Louisiana Senate last month that would target uninsured motorists. But for all of its investigative benefits, the technology... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Louisiana legislative roundup: How your lawmakers voteddiscrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Louisiana legislative roundup: How your lawmakers voted
The Houma Courier / Posted 15 days ago
discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Paternity challenge bill approved

The Louisiana Senate will consider whether to expand the length of time a man has to challenge his paternity after a child's... Read more

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The Advocate
Bill to enforce surrogacy contracts heads to full Louisiana Senatethat would enforce contracts between parents and the surrogate mothers carrying
Bill to enforce surrogacy contracts heads to full Louisiana Senate
The Advocate / Posted 15 days ago
that would enforce contracts between parents and the surrogate mothers carrying their children is on its way to the full Louisiana Senate for what could be a final vote on the issue. The Senate Judiciary B Committee, without objection, advanced... Read more
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