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Louisiana Considered: Veto Override Session May Pass Anti-Vaccine Bills, Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Grantees

Paul Braun
State legislators are expected to reconvene later this month to push through several bills that Gov. Edwards vetoed after the last legislative session. Photo from September 2020.
  • WWNO/WRKF Capitol Access Reporter Paul Braun and WWNO/WRKF Public Health Reporter Rosemary Westwood discuss the bills that Republican state lawmakers hope to approve later this month during what could be Louisiana’s first veto override session under the new constitution, including bills that would hinder COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
  • Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Executive Director Justin Lemoine and Assistant Director Caroline Byrne tell us about which Atchafalaya-area projects will receive grants this year, including Baton Rouge Blues Festival, Shake Your Trail Feather Festival, signage projects for rare plants in the Opelousas area and more.
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