One day after the close of the legislative session, today, Gov. John Bel Edwards called a special session of Louisiana’s Legislature to redraw Louisiana’s Congressional district maps with two majority Black districts, as required by yesterday’s ruling of the U.S. Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.
Stephen Waguespack, CEO and President of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) cited wins for "Louisiana job creators" as the the 2022 Regular Legislative Session concluded on Monday night:
Here is the LABI session wrap:
The legislative session is now in the history books. On Tuesday, the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) has released a new report that summarizes the 2022 legislative session from its perspective and states that the latest budget boom drove the legislative agenda as fiscal cliff awaits next term.
Louisiana lawmakers completed a three-month regular session more likely to be remembered for the post-pandemic spending spree, record-setting education increases and significant infrastructure investments than for sweeping policy changes.
After a long regular legislative session, Gov. John Bel Edwards, today, announced that he signed a number of bills into law and vetoed one bill, that related to the 2017 Justice Reinvestment. The Governor also issued a letter regarding his decision to let SB 44 become law without his signature.
The January 6th clock is ticking. The first committee hearing begins Thursday at 7pm Central.
In a press release today, the Louisiana Department of Health announces that 449 people in Louisiana are hospitalized with COVID-19 – a figure that has doubled in the last week.
Below is the press release in which cites that 80 percent of those currently hospitalized are not fully vaccinated
Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement following the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in Congress last night.
Gov. Edwards said:
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Climate Initiatives Task Force will benefit from a newly released tool designed to estimate and evaluate the effectiveness of proposed greenhouse gas mitigation policies for achieving Louisiana’s climate goals.
It should surprise no one that in the radicalized Democratic Party of 2019, disgraced Reverend Al Sharpton is a major power-broker. His influence has been on display this week as many of the major Democratic Party presidential candidates attended a convention sponsored by the National Action Network, a “civil rights” organization founded by Sharpton.
According to several watchdog organizations, Louisiana has one of the worst judicial climates in the country. The state has been given the dubious title of the nation’s judicial hellhole by several neutral watchdog groups. Campaign funds given to a judicial candidate are often cited as possibly influencing future judicial decisions. Some are advocating the appointment of judges in order to do away with the pressure on judicial candidates to raise campaign contributions. So is this the solution? Is appointing rather than electing judges the way to go in Louisiana?