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Shannon Heckt


Baton Rouge, LA, United States

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Recent articles by Shannon:

“Adjuster churning” leaves policyholders frustrated after major hurricanes

BATON ROUGE, La, (BRPROUD) – It has been three months since Hurricane Ida made landfall and some policyholders report they are struggling to get their settlements from insurance companies. After Hurricane Laura and, now Ida, people were met with thousands of insurance adjusters from out of state that began a revolving door of conflicting reports […] → Read More

Millions announced to address Lake Charles housing crisis

LAKE CHARLES, La. (BRPROUD) — Governor John Bel Edwards announced millions of dollars will be going towards helping the housing crisis in Lake Charles following two hurricanes and historic flooding. Southwest Louisiana will be getting $11.3 million that will be used directly for the housing situation the Lake Charles mayor described as dire. Over $5 […] → Read More

Lawmakers press Agriculture Commissioner on stalled medical marijuana products

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Lawmakers pressed the Commissioner of Agriculture over the slow rollout of the medical marijuana program. While the state has high demand, there is a shortage of product and endless red tape delaying the program. With the first medical marijuana products hitting the shelves in the state in 2019, it has […] → Read More

Louisiana universities, colleges give updates on safety and Title IX policies

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Sweeping legislation made it so the state legislature can keep a closer eye on how universities and colleges report any power-based violence and safety policies. On Monday, the state’s top schools gave an update on how they’re following the law. Louisiana’s major higher education systems came under fire earlier this […] → Read More

Louisiana delegation pushes for reform of National Flood Insurance Program

The Louisiana delegation is making a push in Congress to reform the National Flood Insurance Program. → Read More

Amendment 2: Tax reform

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Election day is fast approaching, and Louisianians will get to vote on four constitutional amendments. That could lead to major changes to state taxes. Amendment 2 looks to make a tax swap: Do you support an amendment to lower the maximum allowable rate of individual income tax and to authorize […] → Read More

NOV. 13 BALLOT — Amendment 1: Streamlining sales tax collection

Louisiana is one of few states that collect sales taxes on the local level. Those who support a centralized system believe it would clear up any red tape and make the state a more attractive place to do business. → Read More

National WWII Museum keeps history alive for younger generations

NEW ORLEANS (BRPROUD) — Louisiana has a special advantage when it comes to the nation’s history. With the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, people of all walks of life can get an up-close look at the conflict. As the generation alive during the war leaves, the younger generations are in need of reminding what […] → Read More

Fiscal year 2021 gives Louisiana $1 billion surplus

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The state of Louisiana will have some extra money to work with after the economy bounced back from the pandemic better than expected. At the start of the pandemic, those in charge of forecasting the year’s revenue saw the economy shutting down and other negative indicators. So, they forecasted for […] → Read More

Legislators push for answers from utility, internet providers

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – It has now been three weeks since Hurricane Ida hit southeast Louisiana and there are many questions still about why some critical services failed in the days after the storm. Legislators called providers to the Capitol for answers. The Joint Commerce Committee heard testimony from both utility and internet providers […] → Read More

Southeastern parishes call for coastal protections, hardened energy grid

HOUMA, La. (BRPROUD) – Hurricane Ida revealed the strengths and shortfalls of Louisiana’s coastal protects and energy grid. Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes spent a billion dollars to build their own levee system in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, an investment they believe saved lives during Hurricane Ida. “The levees, they work. It was huge, it […] → Read More

House Democrats share frustration over Speaker’s committee change ups

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – State Democrats shared their frustrations after the Speaker of the House removed Democrats from their committee chairs. This comes after Republicans called for the removal of all democratic committee chairs following the failed veto override session. Rep. Chad Brown and Rep. Vincent Pierre were removed as chairmen of the Insurance […] → Read More

Senator explains how bipartisan infrastructure plan benefits Louisiana

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRPROUD) – Debate has officially begun in the Senate on the bipartisan trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy has been a leader of the group and is pushing to bring needed improvements to the state’s aging infrastructure. After weeks of negotiations, the Senate is now considering the $550 billion in new spending […] → Read More

Advocates bring awareness to growing opioid addiction issues in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana has been seeing a consistent increase in opioid overdose deaths in recent years. Due to this, Governor John Bel Edwards has declared Wednesday Opioid Crisis Awareness Day. Agencies looking to fight the issue gathered for a rally on the capitol steps. Advocates said one of the biggest hurdles of […] → Read More

Louisiana senator weighs in on COVID surge

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana hit another new COVID case record on Tuesday. With over 6,700 new cases overnight it is the second highest day since Jan. Senator Bill Cassidy said this on-going trend is going to hurt the state’s economy. “We’re that much further from recovering. An association less likely to have […] → Read More

This Week in Louisiana Politics: Analysis of veto session outcome

Legislators have wrapped up the first-ever veto override session with all the vetoes intact. Since the gavel out, conversations have begun on what this means for lawmakers on both sides. → Read More

Lawmakers share thoughts on veto session coming to an end

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The first-ever veto override session ended without any vetoes being undone. The main focus came down to the House of Representatives where the final vote took place on the bill that would prohibit transgender girls from competing on girls’ sports teams. The legislators on either side brought the arguments from […] → Read More

Historic veto session to tackle national social issues

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana lawmakers are making their return to the capital city for the first ever veto override session. There are 28 bills that Governor John Bel Edwards vetoed after the regular session and there is a major push by the conservative members to test their legislative power. There are two bills […] → Read More

LA GOP holds rally for veto session, leaders work out session procedures

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana conservatives took to the steps of the state capitol to get their message of wanting to override the governor’s vetoes across. Meanwhile, legislative leaders are working out how this historic veto override session will work. All 28 bills vetoed by Governor John Bel Edwards are up for reconsideration. Speaker […] → Read More

Governor Edwards vetoes bill to allow conceal carry without a permit

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Governor John Bel Edwards has vetoed a bill that would allow people 21 and older to conceal carry a firearm without a permit or training. The bill by Senator Jay Morris would take away the requirement to have a permit to conceal carry a firearm. Under current law, a person […] → Read More