Republican House and Senate Committees Vote Along Party Lines to on Redistricting

Bills headed to full Senate and House maintain one majority Black congressional district and 11 majority Black state senate seats, Civil Rights organizations vow to sue By Margaret DeLaney, Rosel Flores and Salena Ali LSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE—Republicans on Senate and House committees voted along party lines Friday (Feb. 4) to maintain...

As Special Session Starts the Question is Will Louisiana Get a Second Majority Black District?

By Lura Stabiler and Braxton BrownLSU Manship School News Service  BATON ROUGE–As the Legislature gets ready to start a special session Tuesday (Feb. 1), during which redistricting takes centerstage, one major focus is whether two of the state’s six congressional districts should be redrawn to give minority residents a better chance...

Gov. Edwards Urge Residents to Prepare for Arrival of Omicron Variant

The Louisiana Department of Health reports 479 new COVID-19 cases and 12 additional deaths today, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Also, 213 Louisianans are hospitalized. State data indicates that the unvaccinated account for 82 percent of cases, 83percent of hospitalized patients, and 71 percent of deaths. To date, Louisiana reports 772,789 cases of COVID-19 and a total of...

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