Despite higher job numbers, Louisiana’s unemployment rate increased by 12 percent from May 2010 to May 2011. Louisianians are also staying on unemployment insurance longer.
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s declaration of a “War On Drugs,” activists around the country are preparing to march for a renunciation of the policy.
The American Enterprise Institute has released a working paper stating the federal compensation premium compared to private compensation is approximately 61 percent.
An expansion of state taxing powers – HB 641 – better known as the Amazon tax, passed the House today with a vote of 78 to 14.
HB 531, which was passed unanimously by the House, would create the Lafayette Parish Redevelopment Authority, which would approve local government use of future property, sales, and other taxes to pay back debt-funded development of “blighted” or “distressed” areas.
SB 61, which has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee, would give the legislature power to limit the amount of damages and losses for medical or health care providers as a result of malpractice.
HB 641 – better known as the Amazon tax – would reclassify out-of-state companies as in-state if they receive commissioned referrals from in-state affiliates.
Rep. Ledricka Thierry (D – St. Landry) wants to impose fines on any person who performs plumbing without a license, thus increasing the regulatory burden on Louisiana’s workers.
Today, the state legislature deferred SB 75, which would have prohibited local municipalities from using electronic vehicle speed enforcement systems to regulate traffic laws.
Rep. Austin Badon’s (D – Orleans) HB 112 seeks to prohibit the harassment, intimidation, and bullying of students in Louisiana’s public school districts. The proposal would strengthen a 2001 law that mandated all Louisiana public schools include a policy in their student code of conduct to prohibit bullying.