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Louisiana Lawmakers Pass Measure to Lessen Pot Penalties… But There’s a Catch

Despite being recognized as state with overzealous and nonsensical marijuana laws, Louisiana lawmakers recently managed to approve a measure that will help loosen the legal stranglehold on parolees

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Louisiana Lawmakers Approve Legal Immunity for Drug Overdose Witnesses

Legal immunity is coming for those who witness drug overdoses and call for help. Earlier last week, the Louisiana Legislature passed the “Good Samaritan” law, which they hope will help save the lives of drug users.

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Are Louisiana Road Signs Going French?

Louisiana drivers may soon need to learn the French language to get around the southern highways.

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Cigarette Butt Littering Comes With High Fines in Louisiana

Louisiana residents who dispose of cigarette butts outdoors might want to start saving up for the hefty fines to come.

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Louisiana Gun Permit Holders Can Now Pack Heat in Restaurants

Louisiana residents with handgun permits will soon be allowed to bring their loaded firearms into restaurants where alcohol is served. The law previously prohibited anyone from bringing a gun into an eatery that also served booze, but on Tuesday, a measure was approved by the state Senate eliminating the ban.

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Louisiana Heroin Offenders Could Soon See 99 Years in Prison

Louisiana lawmakers believe heroin is a scourge on the state. Therefore, in an attempt to combat this brown plague on society, which has caused a surge of overdose deaths across the state, legislators recently passed a bill aimed at whipping the problem at the source.

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Louisiana Is About to Outlaw the Homeless

Louisiana lawmakers want to make it illegal for the homeless to ask people for money. Late last month, the Louisiana legislature passed a bill that would make it a misdemeanor offense for individuals to panhandle. The measure was approved by a unanimous vote in the House and has moved on to the Senate.

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Will Louisiana Ban Drone Surveillance on Residents?

It may soon be unlawful for anyone to spy on Louisiana residents using drone technology. Last week, the State Senate gave their stamp of approval on two measures that would place strict guidelines on drone photography. However, shortly af

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Louisiana Lawmakers Want to Keep Crooked Cops Anonymous

A new bill could make it harder for citizens to obtain public records about law enforcement officials. Earlier this week, a piece of legislation was introduced aimed at creating a “veil of secrecy” for Louisiana police officers.

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Alcoholic Ice Cream Coming to Louisiana?

Alcohol-infused ice cream could soon be the buzz in Louisiana. Last week, a House committee passed a bill that would make frozen alcoholic treats available to adults over the age of 21. However, lawmakers want to ensure the measure, which has been tabled two previous times, does not allow the product to fall in the hands of minors.

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Louisiana Lawmakers Demand Equal Pay for Women

While some Louisiana lawmakers fight to uphold the state’s ban against sodomy, others are deep in the trenches trying to protect the proverbial back door of the female workforce.

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Louisiana Lawmakers Say No to Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession

Marijuana possession will remain a felony in Louisiana, thanks to state lawmakers concerned that lessening the penalties will not punish repeat offenders severely enough.

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