Coach Orgeron, Tiger Athletic Foundation Now Named in LSU Title IX Lawsuit
A lawsuit filed against LSU for the school’s alleged mishandling of campus rape and sexual misconduct has been amended to now include Head Coach Ed Orgeron and the Tiger Athletic Foundation. Three additional women are also a part of the suit.
Bill Seeking to Stop Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Early Passes at Last Second
Legislation backed by the state’s most powerful business lobby that would end federally enhanced unemployment benefits five weeks early in exchange for a slight increase in state weekly benefits is headed to the Governor’s desk.
NOLA Archdiocese: J&J Vaccine Uses “Morally Compromised” Cell Lines
The New Orleans Roman Catholic Archdiocese called the Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine’s ethics into question, saying it uses “morally compromised” abortion-derived cell lines.
Louisiana AG Warns of Increase in “Porch Piracy”
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is warning residents about an increase in “porch pirates” stealing Christmas packages from front doors.
UNO Poll Shows Trump Cruising to Another Easy Win in Louisiana
A UNO poll of Louisiana voters shows President Donald Trump up 59-36 over former Vice President Joe Biden.
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.