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  • House votes to block Obama-era online privacy rules

    March 28, 2017 9:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has voted to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration. It's the first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers. The Federal Communications Commission rule was designed to... more »
  • Edwards seeks cheaper environmental review for flood repairs

    October 21, 2016 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is seeking a waiver of federal regulations that would require environmental reviews of any flood-damaged, single-family home that is repaired with federal disaster block grant aid. The governor's office Friday released a letter sent to U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro... more »
  • Iberia Parish considers new regulations on mobile home parks

    May 9, 2016 9:21 AM

    NEW IBERIA - Iberia Parish is considering halting all new mobile home parks in the parish while researching how best to regulate the developments. The council on Wednesday is set to decide whether to allow its legal adviser three months to craft an ordinance specifically regulating mobile home parks. During... more »
  • FDA adds e-cigarettes to regulations

    May 5, 2016 11:56 AM

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will now include regulations for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco. Until the announcement, the FDA could only regulate cigarettes and cigarette-related products and smokeless tobacco. The new regulations will forbid the sale of e-cigarettes to children, will... more »
  • Latest attempt to regulate surrogacy passes House committee

    April 18, 2016 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers' third attempt to advance a bill establishing regulations governing surrogacy births has passed its first test. Without objection Monday, the House civil law committee supported a proposal to create a state surrogacy framework. Former Gov. Bobby Jindal vetoed two previous attempts after each bill... more »
  • Livingston Parish gravel pit regulations tighten Play Video

    April 13, 2016 5:27 PM

    WATSON- After two long years of going over regulations for gravel pits, the Livingston Parish Council is expected to move forward with its latest set of rules Thursday. The proposed gravel pit next to the Oak Hills subdivision in Watson has caused a stir among residents. The issue first came... more »
  • Louisiana revamping rules for health program for children

    April 1, 2016 9:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is toughening regulations governing a four-year-old state Medicaid program aimed at helping "medically fragile" children that has ballooned to as much as $30 million this year. The Pediatric Day Health Care program is praised for offering nearly 700 disabled children specialized health services at daycare facilities... more »
  • ExxonMobil sued over Baton Rouge chemical plant's emissions

    March 4, 2016 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An environmental group's lawsuit claims ExxonMobil Corp. continues to violate Clean Air Act regulations despite a 2014 settlement over emissions from the company's Baton Rouge chemical plant. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network sued the company in federal court on Thursday. The suit alleges that pollution from... more »
  • Intense payday loan battles are not likely in 2015

    January 5, 2015 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The high-profile payday lending fight in 2014 should not be repealed in the 2015 legislative session. Hundreds of church leaders and community activists filled the halls during the 2014 legislative session in hopes of reining in the practices of an industry that locates mostly in low-income neighborhoods... more »
  • Education board moves ahead with licensing revamp

    December 2, 2014 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New licensing regulations are on the way for Louisiana's child care centers and preschool programs. A majority of Board of Elementary and Secondary Education members backed the new rules Tuesday, with final passage expected Wednesday. The vote was 7-2 from a BESE committee, with nearly all board... more »
  • UN health agency: E-cigarettes must be regulated

    August 26, 2014 5:54 AM

    GENEVA - The U.N. health agency says electronic cigarettes should be regulated and banned from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders. The World Health Organization also calls for a ban on sales to minors of the popular nicotine-vapor products, and to either forbid or... more »
  • Outdoors Report: Gator Hunt Play Video

    August 21, 2014 11:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alligator meat sure is tasty, but it could come at a price! If you're not careful, hunting gator can be a risky proposition. John Jackson shows you how to catch the gator and stay away from the game warden. more »
  • Cassidy critical of new EPA regulations Play Video

    August 5, 2014 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Representative Bill Cassidy and Senator David Vitter are critical of a plan the EPA released to reduce power plants' carbon emission. The EPA blames the emissions on climate change and wants plants to cut back 30 percent by 2030 from the 2005 standards. Cassidy says... more »

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