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Shannon Heckt


Baton Rouge, LA, United States

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Recent articles by Shannon:

Lawmakers look to bring bills to tackle ‘student mental health crisis’

Some Louisiana lawmakers are trying to tackle the issue they call a “mental health crisis” for students. → Read More

Constitutional Amendments on the ballot: Tax breaks for veterans, removing slavery from constitution

Voters will have a number of constitutional amendments to vote on this November. → Read More

State Rep. and Crowley native John Stefanski announces bid for Louisiana Attorney General

Republican State Rep. and Crowley native John Stefanski announced on Monday that he is running for Louisiana Attorney General. → Read More

Insurance Commissioner proposes financial plan to get insurance companies back to Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Louisiana is in an insurance crisis and lawmakers are searching for answers on how to keep companies and lower rates. On Friday, the Insurance Commissioner proposed a way to get companies to come to the state. During the legislative session, lawmakers created a fund to incentivize insurance companies to come […] → Read More

Plans in the works to begin mental health education in K-12

Thousands of Louisianans struggle with mental health every day. Some lawmakers are making a push to make sure kids are getting educated on mental health and suicide prevention. → Read More

Insurance Commissioner gives update on canceled policies

Over the last few months, thousands of Louisianans have lost their insurance policies as companies go under. The state Insurance Commissioner gave an update on what is being done to prevent companies from leaving. → Read More

Incumbent Kennedy, democratic challengers qualify for U.S. Senate race

On the first day of qualifying for Louisiana’s elections, several candidates came to the State Archives to sign up for the U.S. Senate race. → Read More

State works to make trailer program permanent as thousands still without homes

State works to make trailer program permanent as thousands still without homes → Read More

Louisiana commission makes recommendation for new voting machines

Louisiana lawmakers and election officials are making their final recommendation of what they want election voting machines to look like → Read More

Voting System Commission to decide on new voting machines

Louisiana has been in need of new election day voting machines for years, but the process has been shrouded in public mistrust. The Voting System Commission was created to help with transparency in selecting a new system. On Monday, the public got a firsthand look at machines the commission will be deciding on. → Read More

Federal judge again denies legislature request for more time to draw congressional map

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A federal judge has again denied the legislature’s request to have more time to draw a new congressional map. This comes as the state makes a plea to higher courts to pause the process. Members of the legislature asked the Middle District judge to give them more time to submit […] → Read More

Tensions rise over presented maps’ fairness on first day of La. special session

The first day of the special redistricting session has just wrapped up and there has already been a lot of debate over six maps that redistrict the congressional map for Louisiana. → Read More

Senator Bill Cassidy helps strike gun reform deal

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRPROUD) – A Louisiana senator is putting himself in the room where major bipartisan gun reform legislation is being debated. Senator Bill Cassidy explained the deal he has helped make and what he calls “common sense” gun reform in the wake of the Texas school shooting. Twenty U.S. Senators, split evenly down party […] → Read More

Democrats pen letter to La. governor asking for veto of abortion bill

Louisiana is poised to have some of the most restrictive abortion laws if Roe v. Wade is overturned. → Read More

Bill to make some expungements automatic falls short of votes for debate

A bill that would have created a system of automatic expungements for some crimes fell short of enough votes for debate after months of compromise on the bill. → Read More

Bill that would make some criminal record expungements automatic facing final hurdles in legislature

It can often be costly to get a criminal record expunged either with or without a conviction. A bill in the legislature looks to do away with the cost and make expungement automatic for some records. → Read More

Deal reached with former LSP superintendent to hand over journals pertaining to Ronald Greene case

A former State Police boss avoided contempt charges by the legislature after a deal was made to hand over journals that could have critical information about the Ronald Greene case. → Read More

Louisiana tribes denied state recognition by Senate committee

Multiple Louisiana Native American Tribes took to the capitol Tuesday in hopes of becoming approved for state recognition. They met roadblocks that they’ve been faced with for years. → Read More

Legislature looks to have more oversight over State Police Commission

After months of investigation revealed possible failures in the State Police following the death of Ronald Greene, the legislature is looking to have more oversight over the State Police Commission. → Read More

La. Legislature passes $39 billion budget

The over $39 billion budget for the state has been approved by the legislature and now heads to the governor’s desk. → Read More