Louisiana legislature News

Louisiana Lawmakers Trying to Make Sexual Harassers Pay

BATON ROUGE, La. — An effort aimed at making Louisiana officials pay a share of their sexual harassment settlements, rather than relying entirely on taxpayer dollars, got closer to final legislative passage Wednesday. Republican Sen. Sharon Hewitt, of Slidell, said …

Louisiana Lawmakers Push Food Label Restrictions

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s lawmakers are on a labeling binge this year, pushing ahead with food classification restrictions on milk, rice, meat, sugar, shrimp, and crawfish as they try to assist the state’s agricultural industries. The protectionist measures are …