How Can New Orleans Residents Prepare for the Saltwater Intrusion?

September 26, 2023

Near record-low water levels on the Mississippi River have New Orleans officials rushing to deal with a salwater wedge making its way up from the Gulf of Mexico. On Monday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards requested a federal emergency declaration for Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Jefferson, and Orleans Parishes in an attempt to procure federal help before the saltwater reaches treatment plants serving tens of thousands of residents.

Gov. Edwards Vetoes Slate of Anti-LGBTQ Bills

July 5, 2023

Late last week, Edwards vetoed a version of Florida's so-called "Don't Say Gay" law (HB 466), the "Stop Harming Our Kids Act" (HB 648), which would have banned gender-affirming care for transgender children, and the "Given Name Act" (HB 81), which would required school employees to use only the name and pronouns on a student's birth certificate without written permission from a parent or guardian.

Gov. Edwards Announces Some Bridge City Center For Youth Inmates to be Moved to Angola

July 20, 2022

On Tuesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a plan to improve security and conditions at the Bridge City detention center: some of what Bill Sommers, deputy secretary of the Office of Juvenile Justice called "the most troubled youth" currently housed at the Bridge City Center For Youth will be moved to a "secure, independent housing unit" at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola in West Feliciana Parish.

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