Sports betting legalization advances in Senate
A law that would allow a parish by parish vote on the legalization of sports gambling at established gaming sites passed a Senate Judiciary Committee 3-1.
Blanco’s Family: Fmr. Governor Still Moving Around, Visiting W/ Friends & Family
Kathleen Blanco’s family wants the public to know the former governor is not as close to death as reports indicated when it was announced she was in hospice care.
Senate Bill Proposes Regulation on Hybrid Rental Scooters
When electric scooter companies Bird and Lime placed their electric scooters in Lafayette, there were no ordinances in place to govern their use on the city’s streets. Now a bill introduced by Lafayette Senator Page Cortez gives more clarity to regulation.
Walmart To Make Multi-Million Dollar Investment Into Several Louisiana Locations
Walmart is investing an estimated $73 million into remodeling 15 stores in Louisiana.
Oyster Consumption Could Help With Anxiety & Depression
A Columbia University professor says eating oysters can help a person with anxiety and depression.
Bill Proposed To Raise Gas Tax
Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter has a bill that would eventually pump billions of dollars into the state’s crumbling infrastructure by raising the gas tax by 18 cents a gallon over the next 12 years.
Bill Seeks To Ban Handheld Cellphone Use While Driving In Louisiana
Current law only sees that restriction in place while in a school zone.
LSU basketball’s season ends with loss to Michigan State in Sweet 16
A memorable LSU basketball season ended Friday night in Washington D.C. as Michigan State hit 13 three-pointers in an 80-63 victory over the Tigers.
Lack Of Worker Visas Could Cost Crawfish Processors Big Bucks
There’s concern that processors who sell pre-peeled crawfish meat won’t have enough foreign H-2B visa workers to peel all of the crawfish on the market.
Lenten Seafood Season Looks Promising
It’s the first Friday of Lent for the million plus Catholics who call Louisiana home, and for many of them, that means ditching red meat and chowing down on seafood.