The controversy continues involving House Education Chairman Ray Garofalo, whose comments about slavery went viral, today the meeting of his committee was called off. Garofalo says this morning Speaker Clay Schexnayder told him he was still Chairman, but when he told the Speaker he was going to chair today’s meeting, Schexnayder said no you’re not and then the discussion took a turn…
When asked by a reporter if the “heated” meant it got physical he declined to comment.
The House Governmental Affairs Committee rejects a Senate-approved bill to prohibit state facilities from denying entry to those who are not vaccinated against COVID. Jennifer Herricks of Mandeville testified in favor.
A similar bill has already passed the House and awaits a Senate hearing.
Governor Edwards says video of the Ronald Greene arrest shows State Police troopers acting unprofessionally and not conducting themselves as law enforcement officers should. Edwards says the footage is being reviewed by the Union Parish DA and the US Department of Justice for a reason.
An E Pluribus Unum survey finds a majority of southerners support major police reform and believe not enough has changed since the murder of George Floyd. EPU Founder and former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the annual survey of 1,200 indicates broad support of police reform being negotiated in Congress and locally.
Landrieu says before the most recent survey police reform responses were mostly split along racial lines.