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  1. School 'lunch shaming,' prayer by permission slip: What the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 20 | Best of New Orleans

    The Senate Education Committee on Thursday voted 4-2 to reject a bill that would have prevented schools from punishing students with lunch debt even though the bill had easily passed the House earlier this month. The committee also voted 5-1 in favor of a bill allowing school employees to participate in student-initiated prayer during the work day if all of the students had obtained signed permission slips from their parents.

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  2. The count: how much Louisiana taxpayers spent since 2004 to settle...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 9 | Best of New Orleans

    The state Senate Governmental Affairs Committee last week approved anti-sexual harassment bills sponsored by three female legislators - Rep. Barbara Carpenter and Sen. Regina Barrow, both Democrats from Baton Rouge, and Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell. All three bills would require public servants to receive an annual minimum of one hour of education and training on preventing sexual harassment.

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  3. Louisiana House committee rejects comprehensive sex edRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 4 | Best of New Orleans

    Louisiana has one of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections among people age 15-24. The state also has the seventh highest rate of teen pregnancies.

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  4. What to know in New Orleans this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 2 | Best of New Orleans

    MINIMUM WAGE, EQUAL PAY BILLS FAIL IN STATE LEGISLATURE The Louisiana Senate last week failed to pass three bills designed to close gender-based pay disparities and lift families out of poverty. The defeated measures included a bill increasing the minimum wage by $1.25 an hour.

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  5. $15 minimum wage rejected by Louisiana House committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 29 | Best of New Orleans

    Ryan Jones earns $290 every two weeks from his job at Popeyes in New Orleans. The check is gone the day it arrives, after bills are paid and his family's needs supported.

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  6. Clancy DuBos: citizen engagement needed on Sunshine laws and domestic violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 26 | Best of New Orleans

    The Louisiana Constitution bars state lawmakers from considering revenue-raising bills in the current legislative session, but that hasn't stopped them from taking up gravely important matters that warrant citizens' close attention - and engagement. At least a dozen bills in both the House and Senate take aim at Louisiana's public records, public notice and open meetings laws - known collectively as "sunshine laws."

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  7. Needed: citizen engagement on bills regarding sunshine laws and domestic violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 23 | Best of New Orleans

    The Louisiana Constitution bars state lawmakers from considering revenue-raising bills in the current legislative session, but that hasn't stopped them from taking up gravely important matters that warrant citizens' close attention - and engagement. Two cases in point: a At least a dozen bills in both the House and Senate take aim at Louisiana's public records, public notice and open meetings laws - known collectively as "Sunshine Laws."

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  8. New Orleans City Council kills cap on Bourbon Street strip clubsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    A proposal to cap the number of strip clubs on Bourbon Street's seven-block entertainment strip has failed, a victory for dancers who have been squeezed out of jobs following recent raids and another blow to Mayor Mitch Landrieu's sweeping public safety plan. The New Orleans City Council failed to pass the cap by a vote of 4 to 3 on March 22, following years of study and debate at City Hall and several raids of Bourbon Street clubs.

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  9. Louisiana equal pay protections, minimum wage increase clear Senate committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    Baton Rouge lawmakers have moved forward a package of bills that aim to end gender-based pay disparities, establish a statewide minimum wage and combat workplace discrimination. The state Senate's Labor and Industrial Relations committee on March 15 advanced seven bills from New Orleans Sens. J.P. Morrell and Troy Carter, who were joined by Gov. John Bel Edwards urging approval for the measures listed among his legislative priorities this session.

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  10. Editorial: Baton Rouge gridlock as a political cudgel? Enough. Enough.Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, said in a Facebook post this week that the Louisiana Department of Health is "cannibalizing" other agencies. If that's true, Henry should be able to identify specific cuts to state health services.

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  11. Commentary: The best of states, the worst of statesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    House Republican Barry Ivey of Baton Rouge, was one of the GOP members who voted against expanding the state sales tax. The bill failed in the House last week.

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  12. Louisiana legislature a study in chaosRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    Anyone who wants to study the application of Chaos Theory to politics should examine the Louisiana Legislature, but it may help to do so with lots of mind-numbing substances. It won't explain anything, but it will dull the pain.

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  13. Editorial: Why is Louisiana at the bottom of 'Best States'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    State Rep. Barry Ivey, R-Baton Rouge, was one of the GOP members who voted against a key revenue-raising measure to expand the state sales tax. Louisiana is accustomed to finishing at or near the bottom of "Best States" lists, but to come in dead last - for the second year in a row - in U.S. News & World Report 's rankings clearly rankled Gov. John Bel Edwards.

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  14. Proteus and Orpheus paraded in Uptown Feb. 12Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    Proteus' "Les Graces des Dieux Pour la Nouvelle Orleans" parade featured gods from religions around the globe, and most of the theme floats were decorated with the flowers of the regions where the float subject originated. The Javanese figure Dewi Sri was on a float with sheathes of wheat, a symbol of immortality.

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  15. Mayor-elect Cantrell kicks off transition team meetingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell formally kicked off her 190-member transition team tasked with taking deep dives into more than two dozen issues Cantrell hopes to attack as soon as she enters office in May. In an auditorium at Xavier University Jan. 29, Cantrell addressed members making up the sprawling network of committees and subcommittee, chairs and advisory boards encompassing her transition into City Hall. She thanked them "for stepping up to the plate alongside me to ensure our city truly reaches its full potential," she said.

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  16. Stripclub workers planning marches to protest recent ATC raidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    Workers at several Bourbon Street gentlemen's clubs are planning demonstrations next week to protest recent Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Commission raids that have temporarily shuttered several establishments. As reported by the New Orleans Advocate and The Times-Picayune NOLA.com , the raids affected eight clubs including Dixie Divas, Rick's Sporting Saloon, Scores and Temptations and resulted in suspended alcohol licenses at several venues on and around Bourbon Street.

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  17. Governor's budget proposal grim for TOPS and state health services; state GOP is skepticalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    Gov. John Bel Edwards, left, and Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne presented the governor's budget proposal for fiscal 2019 to a joint legislative committee this morning. Baton Rouge's rainy weather mirrored the gloom inside the Capitol Monday, as Gov. John Bel Edwards presented a 2019 doomsday budget with deep cuts in the popular TOPS college scholarship program and in state health services, saying he hopes they never go into effect.

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  18. With new machine, Lighthouse Louisiana creates jobs for 8-10 blind workers in New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    Who made that paper towel you used to clean up a spill? If you're a member of the U.S. military, the answer might be a blind person. Lighthouse Louisiana is one of many organizations nationwide using blind workers to produce or package materials like mess trays, cups and paper towels, which are then sold to government groups such as the Department of Defense through the AbilityOne program.

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  19. Women's March returns Jan. 20, with a few changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    At last year's Women's March in New Orleans, thousands of worried people took to the streets, joining worldwide protests for gender equality and against just-inaugurated President Donald Trump. The march returns Jan. 20 to renew its call for women's rights under this administration - as well as the rights of people of color, immigrants, disabled people, LGBT people, workers and other groups national organizers see as threatened by the current political climate.

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  20. Thumbs Up/Thumbs DownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2018 | Best of New Orleans

    Hams for Fams provided 210 local families with free food baskets over Christmas weekend. Each basket, which costs $100, is packed and hand-delivered to needy families in the days before Christmas.

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