2018 legislative session

Wallis Watkins

About 40 people gathered Wednesday evening at a New Orleans Labor Union hall to coordinate voter registration outreach efforts, and to educate people on a ballot initiative this fall that could change Louisiana’s non-unanimous jury rule.

Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service

Across the country, more and more women are running for elected office - at the local, state and national level. But in the south, women’s representation lags behind the rest of the country.

Jessica Rosgaard / WWNO

The Capitol Access Recap is your weekly review of what happened in the state Legislature.

Travis Lux / WWNO

This week on the Coastal News Roundup, the state gets more money to figure out how to stop the invasive bug killing the coastal marsh. Plus, two state legislators get into bar fight over coastal restoration.

 

Tristan Baurick from Nola.com/The Times-Picayune breaks down the week in coastal news with WWNO’s Travis Lux.

Wallis Watkins / WRKF

On the same day thousands of letters were sent to Medicaid recipients across Louisiana warning them of potential cuts to the program, Governor John Bel Edwards tried to address concerns at University Hospital and Clinics in Lafayette - one of the state’s hospital partners threatening to shut down if they aren’t fully funded in next year’s budget.

Joby Richard, LSU Manship News Service

BATON ROUGE—The House Education Committee on Thursday approved a proposal that provides students at two-year vocational and technical colleges with a path for transferring to four-year universities.

Sarah Gamard / LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE -- A measure that could free up several hundred million dollars in state spending that is set by law and cannot be adjusted in the annual budget progress narrowly cleared its first hurdle Monday.