Paul Braun

Paul Braun is WRKF's Capitol Access reporter.

This story has been updated.

Nearly every Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives signed a petition Friday that would force Gov. John Bel Edwards to temporarily end the COVID-19 public health emergency and revoke all of his coronavirus restrictions.

Republican state lawmakers narrowly passed a bill Tuesday that would rein in Gov. John Bel Edwards’ emergency powers, accomplishing the top item on their to- do list for this special session.

But lawmakers’ efforts may be rendered moot by the Democratic governor’s veto pen.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Tuesday that the state has signed on to a Department of Justice (DOJ) antitrust lawsuit against Google, alleging that the tech giant unlawfully maintained monopolies through anticompetitive and exclusionary practices.

Louisianans headed to the polls in record numbers during the first two days of early, in-person voting for the upcoming presidential election.

Louisiana voters encountered long lines and tightly packed crowds when they made their way to the polls Friday on the first day of early in-person voting for the Nov. 3 presidential elections.

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