Bill to set Louisiana’s minimum age for marriage to 16 advances out of the Senate
The Senate has advanced a bill to set a minimum age on marriage to 16, so long as there is not an age gap of four years or greater between the two parties when one is under 18.
Hemp/CBD legalization passes key committee
Legislation to legalize industrial hemp production and CBD oil in Louisiana cleared the Senate Ag Committee on a 5-2 vote, but with a catch.
WalletHub ranks Louisiana worst state for police officers
It’s National Police Week.
2018 was another record breaking year for Louisiana tourism
A record breaking 51.3 million tourists visited Louisiana in 2018, a nine percent increase over 2017.
A House committee approves legislation giving medical marijuana patients the option to inh…
The House health committee approves legislation that would allow medical marijuana patients to receive the drug through an inhaler, instead of a liquid or pill.
Effort To Abolish Death Penalty In Louisiana Advances To Senate Floor
A constitutional amendment to abolish the death penalty in Louisiana passed a Senate committee on 4-2 vote.
Cell Phone Ban Legislation Advances To House Floor
The House Transportation Committee overwhelming supports legislation that would prohibit hand held cell phone use while driving.
Diaper & Feminine Product Exemption Heads To Senate Floor
A proposed constitutional amendment to exempt diapers and feminine products from the state sales tax cleared the Senate Finance Committee.
LSU AgCenters to begin new cannabis research involving fish
The LSU AgCenter will begin studying to effects of cannabis-based compounds on epileptic seizures, using the common zebrafish as a lab rat.
House Committee To Debate Bill To Raise Age For Buying Tobacco
The House Health and Welfare Committee is expected to vote on a bill on Wednesday that would raise the age to purchase or possess tobacco from 18 to 21 years old.
Senate Bill Aims For Free College Courses For H.S. Juniors & Seniors
A Senate Bill could see a change in public high schools allowing every junior and senior to take two college courses free of charge starting next school year.
Community College Students Get Chance To Jump To LSU Ag.
The state is hoping to get more students involved in the Ag industry by letting eligible two year college grads transfer directly to LSU’s College of Ag, and start as a junior.