Louisiana’s attorney general is cautiously optimistic that the Biden administration will fall flat in all of its vaccine mandate attempts targeting healthcare facilities and businesses employing more than 100 people. More from Dave Brannen.
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The Supreme Court’s six conservative justices indicated they would uphold Mississippi’s abortion ban which could then limit abortions in Louisiana. Brooke Thorington has more.
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A lot of folks apparently have not had a good run with their insurers while trying to settle Hurricane Ida property damage claims. More from Dave Brannen.
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Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is taking a victory lap after federal Judge Terry Doughty granted his request for a preliminary injunction blocking a Biden administration vaccine mandate targeting healthcare facilities. Landry says he’s optimistic about an appeal of the ruling.
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That mandate involved businesses employing 100 or more workers to ensure their employees are vaccinated against COVID or are tested regularly beginning January 4th. It was stayed by the Fifth Circuit early last month.
In attempting to impose vaccine mandates on both businesses and healthcare facilities, Landry believes Biden is stepping outside his sandbox.
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Landry says he expects Biden to lose all of his vaccine mandate proposals.
Landry says he’s heard figures that upwards of 30 percent of healthcare workers are choosing to exit their jobs rather than being required to be vaccinated. He says that’s a problem.
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services vaccine mandate rule requires most of those working at healthcare facilities to be vaccinated against COVID.
The US Supreme Court heard two hours of oral arguments Wednesday on Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, if upheld it could lead to the high court overturning Roe v. Wade, which then would ban nearly all abortions in Louisiana. Ben Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life is hopeful abortion rights will be overturned.
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Michelle Erenberg, (Erin-berg) President of Lift Louisiana, a women’s advocacy group that also defends the right to abortion says, attorneys on behalf of the abortion clinic in Mississippi did an excellent job covering issues of the case.
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Clapper says if the ban is upheld it opens the door for individual states to make their own laws regarding abortion rights, and in Louisiana, abortions would be banned, but in the meantime…
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Erenberg says as they await the court’s decision which is expected in June….
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St. Tammany Parish officials want to dispel misconceptions about an upcoming parish-wide vote on allowing a gambling casino resort complex to be built in Slidell. St. Tammany President Mike Cooper says rumors run rampant that voting “yes” would open the door for multiple gaming establishments, but he says this vote only addresses the proposed Camellia Bay complex and nothing else. Cooper says the state Gaming Control Board confirms this…:
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The state Gaming Control Board has approved moving a Bossier City casino license to Slidell, but the St. Tammany Parish Council agreed to let voters decide whether the $325-million project could move forward. Parish Council chairman Mike Lorino says information floating about that says the vote would allow more than one casino to operate are just not true…:
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Lorino says there are a limited number of casino contracts in our state, and if another wanted to move to St. Tammany it would take another vote of the people to approve it.
A lawsuit sought to block the public vote on allowing camellia bay to move forward, but last week the state Supreme Court ruled the vote could go on. Early voting is currently underway on that December 11th ballot. Parish President Mike Cooper urges St. Tammany voters to cast their ballots, whether for it or against it…:
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If approved by voters, Camellia Bay would be built near the I-10 Twin Spans, and feature a gaming floor, events and concert venues, restaurants, a hotel and a multi-acre youth sports facility.
Complaints are flying against insurance companies following Hurricane Ida. Doug Quinn, executive director of the American Policyholder Association, attended a legislative hearing Wednesday.
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He tells us there’s also been the problem of multiple adjusters investigating damage to a single property which further complicates and slows, or derails, the payment of legitimate claims. Several major insurers say they have closed the majority of their claims, but that doesn’t confirm any money was paid out.
Quinn says one of the more significant problems with getting damage claims settled is when multiple adjusters show up to investigate.
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Quinn believes the state, while doing a good job in its oversight of the insurance industry, something is missing from the mix.
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New LSU football Coach Brian Kelly says he had no plans on leaving Notre Dame, where he’s the winningest coach in school history. But Kelly says when LSU athletic director Scott Woodward described his vision for the future of LSU Football, Kelly says he wanted to be a part of it
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Kelly says he’s impressed with the leadership that’s in place at LSU with William Tate as president and Woodward in charge of athletics…
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New Louisiana Tech football coach Sonny Cumbie described his vision for Bulldog football during his introductory press conference on Wednesday. Cumbie is described as having an innovative offensive mind after serving as an offensive coordinator at both Texas Tech and TCU. The former Red Raiders Q-B wants La Tech to have an explosive and physical offense…
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Taysom Hill will get the start at quarterback tonight when the Saints look to snap a four-game losing streak when they host Dallas. Hill hasn’t played since a November 14th loss when he injured his foot. Since then Hill has been managing his partial plantar fascia tear and is excited for another chance to be the starting quarterback…
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