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State Lawmakers Pass Bill To Limit Governor’s Emergency Powers, But Edwards Remains Skeptical

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.

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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.

Here’s the language you’ll see on the ballot:

“Do you support an amendment to allow for the use of the Budget Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy Day Fund, for state costs associated with a disaster declared by the federal government?”

A spokesperson for the city of New Orleans expressed concern over weekend social media posts and news reports of a packed Bourbon Street.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the New Orleans Saints have come to an agreement on how to open the Superdome to football fans just in time for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.

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.

If you’re like us, climate change leaves you with a lot of questions, and they’re not about the rate of ocean warming — they’re about practical things that affect our everyday lives. So, for us and for you, we created a podcast about it.

Here’s the language you’ll see on the ballot:

“Do you support an amendment to permit the presence or production of oil or gas to be included in the methodology used to determine the fair market value of an oil or gas well for the purpose of property assessment?”

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

Last week as the nation watched COVID-19 infections climb for the third time in 2020, two pharmaceutical companies paused their clinical trials — one for a potential vaccine, another for a possible treatment.

Translation by Luis Rodrigálvarez

Aunque parezca mentira, ha llegado el momento de votar en las elecciones de 2020.

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