Judges Rejects Requests for Restraining Order Against Bar Closure Order
Federal judges in New Orleans and Lafayette have rejected requests from bar owners for a restraining order against the Governor’s bar closure order. Those owners are suing the state over the issue.
Congress Begins Debating Next COVID Response Effort This Week
Senator John Kennedy says it’s still unclear what this round of aid may look like, but he doubts it will be as broad as past COVID stimulus bills were.
Texas/Louisiana Border Shutdown RECOMMENDED by New Orleans Lawmaker
New Orleans Senator Troy Carter is suggesting Louisiana should put some regulations into place for travelers coming into the state from Texas and other hot spots following an uptick in COVID-19 cases.
Bill Cassidy: Changes Needed for Unemployment Benefits
Senator Bill Cassidy says Congress is working on another round of federal economic relief but feels the $600 a week federal unemployment benefit must be changed.
Early Voting for Louisiana’s Presidential Primary in Underway
Only registered Republicans can vote in the GOP primary and even though Joe Biden is expected to accept the nomination in August, registered Democrats can select between the 14 candidates up for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Partial Reopening of Casinos Results in $70 Million in May Revenue
The numbers are out regarding casino revenue in the month of May and the grand total is $70 million.
Miguez Files Resolution to Suspend Governor’s Stay at Home Order
The House Republican Caucus Chairman has filed a resolution to suspend the Governor’s ability to declare a public health emergency as it relates to the coronavirus.
Louisiana Ramps up Contact Tracing
The state is ramping up COVID-19 contact tracing this month and that means you may be getting a call from a health official if you or someone close to you tests positive.
Requirements Announced as Restaurants Prepare to Open Outdoor Dining
Beginning Friday, restaurants with existing outdoor seating across the state can allow customers to eat on-site.
Education Officials Provide Local School Districts with Grading Details
Historically, school systems used assessments to determine promotion to the next grade for students. Assistant state superintendent Ken Bradford says this year, the Department of Education is advising districts to use other tools.
Louisiana K-12 School Closures to Continue Because of Virus
Gov. John Bel Edwards is keeping K-12 public school campuses shuttered through the remainder of the academic year because of the coronavirus.
Nungesser Lays out Ideas for Reopening Restaurants
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says the state is working on a set of guidelines to potentially get restaurants and other service industry businesses open in May.