Constitutional Carry laws continue their steady march through both chambers of the Legislature, with a House committee approving one such bill removing the permitting requirement to carry a concealed handgun 8-4. Louisiana Shooting Association President Dan Zelenka supports the bill, he says currently it can cost 325 dollars and takes nine hours of training to get a concealed carry license.
Governor Edwards opposes the bill.
A Houma Senator shelves a legislative attempt to require a juvenile to get written consent from both parents to receive gender therapy amidst submission of over 400 opposition cards. Mike Fesi says he was trying to make sure parents are involved in the process of gender transition…
It’s the first full day since Governor John Bel Edwards partially lifted the statewide mask mandate. Edwards says he altered the mask mandate for a number of reasons, among them the continued downward trend in COVID cases and fatalities. However, he still advises the use of face masks.
The statewide mask mandate went into effect on July 13, 2020.
State health officials celebrate the progress that’s been made in addressing racial disparities in vaccination rates in Louisiana. State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter says our predicted rate of vaccination for Black residents is 17 percent higher than the national average.
Louisiana still has the third-lowest overall vaccination rate in the nation.