After 2021 veto, state lawmakers reintroduce bill to ban transgender athletes from school sports
Today on Louisiana Considered, we hear a roundup of the week’s political events. Then, we learn about Dillard University’s mock trial team’s surprising trip to nationals, and hear why the state GOP is reintroducing a previously-vetoed bill on a ban of transgender athletes participating in high school sports.
We’re still 18 months away from Louisiana’s next gubernatorial election, but U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy is already eyeing the seat. The Advocate’s editorial director and columnist Stephanie Grace tells us more about the Republican lawmaker’s potential run.
Dillard University sent shockwaves through the collegiate mock trial community last month when the unranked team advanced to the American Mock Trial Association’s National Championship Tournament. WWNO education reporter Aubri Juhasz tells us how the team is preparing for this weekend’s competition.
Last year, Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed a bill that would ban transgender girls from participating in high school sports. However, the state GOP has reintroduced the “fairness in Women’s Sports Act” with a newfound confidence given their recent success in overriding Edward’s veto of congressional maps. WRKF’s Capitol reporter Paul Braun tells us more about where this bill might be headed.
Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Patrick Madden. Our managing producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman, Aubrey Procell, and Thomas Walsh.
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