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Governor John Bel Edwards announces starting tomorrow nearly all of the remaining restrictions on building capacity and social distancing will be lifted. After this semester ends students will no longer need to wear masks at schools.

It appears pay raises for the next fiscal year will be $800 for teachers and $400 for support staff. Union leaders say lawmakers claim they want to invest in education, but their actions show otherwise. Brooke Thorington explains.

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By a narrow 3-2 vote Senate Judiciary C approves legislation that would decriminalize possession of up to 14 grams of marijuana. Only one person spoke in opposition, Louisiana Baptist Convention Office of Public Policy Director Dr. Will Hall. He says these days 14 grams of marijuana can be very dangerous…

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The legislation already cleared the House and is headed to the Senate for final approval.

The state House passes a bill that would require Louisiana public high schools to spend more time teaching students about the Holocaust and World War Two. Several Black lawmakers voted against the bill after Baton Rouge Representative Ted James tried to amend the bill to also include the required instruction of significant figures in Black history.

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James’s amendment failed 45-51.