Chris Rosato, KALB News Channel 5

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Recent articles by Chris:

La. lawmakers revisit ditching state income tax

Louisiana’s state income tax policy has been debated for a number of years. → Read More

La. leaders warn folks of monkeypox ahead of busy weekend in NOLA

As we get ready for LSU to officially kick off football season in New Orleans, thousands of others will also be heading to the Big Easy for the annual Southern Decadence Festival. → Read More

New state law requires police training on human trafficking

A new law requires all law enforcement employed for one year or more to get training on how to recognize human trafficking. → Read More

Plane crash claims lives of Port Allen family; father left mourning

The Port Allen and LSU communities are mourning the loss of three family members who died in a plane crash. → Read More

Voting System Commission recommends new voting machines

For months the Voting System Commission has been listening to the public about what they would like to see. → Read More

Both sides react to SCOTUS’s pause on redrawing state congressional map

The stay on this case, or pause if you will, puts the entire lawsuit in flux potentially until sometime in 2023. → Read More

Law professor addresses legal challenges for abortions in Louisiana

The Fair Fight Initiative (FFI) views both the Supreme Court’s decision and Louisiana’s trigger law that bans abortion without exceptions for rape and incest as illegitimate and unconstitutional. → Read More

State budget proposal advances to Senate floor

On Sunday, lawmakers met late in the afternoon to advance the state budget bill forward. Neither side is reportedly happy with what they’ve come up with, but in the world of politics that’s actually a good thing. → Read More

Two lawyers spar over LSP Commission procedures

The former head of Louisiana State Police, Kevin Reeves, was not at a hearing he was subpoenaed to attend on Thursday, April 14. → Read More

Should lethal force be used in self-defense during a riot? This state lawmaker says yes

This bill would justify homicide to protect homes and businesses from being destroyed in that scenario. → Read More

Louisiana’s medical marijuana patients still face issues in the workplace

The number of patients using medical marijuana is expected to grow rapidly now that the cost of the medication has been significantly lowered. → Read More

Superintendent gives update on reforms within Louisiana State Police

The colonel says one of the agency's goals is to bring more accountability to the table. → Read More

Lawmakers plan to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program

Flooding in Louisiana is nothing new, but prevention and cleanup are a constant struggle. → Read More

Lawmakers discuss ways to better fund state’s justice system

Right now, Louisiana’s justice system is primarily funded through fines and fees that are paid by people like you when you get a speeding or parking ticket. But a group of lawmakers believes that way of financing has been outdated since almost the 70′s. Now they’re looking for a better solution. → Read More

Family makes memorial for fallen LSP trooper

The last few days have been anything but easy for the family of fallen hero Master Trooper Adam Gaubert. → Read More

LSP mourns death of Master Trooper Adam Gaubert; funeral arrangements set

Facebook posts flooded newsfeeds over the last 24 hours with people mourning the death of Louisiana State Police Master Trooper Adam Gaubert. → Read More

Areas around LSU continue to flood after years of waiting for a solution

It’s nothing new to anyone who’s lived around LSU’s campus over the last decade. The flooding here occurs far too often. → Read More

LSU doubles down on COVID-19 protocols

LSU is sending a strong warning to students who have not yet complied with COVID protocols. → Read More

LSU, Southern release new back to school requirements; LSU provides COVID entry test procedure details

LSU President Dr. William Tate IV sent a letter on Wednesday, August 4 to faculty, staff, and students outlining the university’s COVID-19 mitigation protocols for the 2021 fall semester. → Read More

New Mississippi River bridge could come sooner than you expect

The hopes of a new Mississippi River bridge could soon become a reality with financial assistance from the federal government and Gov. John Bel Edwards gave his take about the possibility. → Read More