Kevin Frey, WAFB

Kevin Frey


Baton Rouge, LA, United States

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Past articles by Kevin:

'It's killing people;' opioid crisis inspires new legislation

Lawmakers at the state capitol listened intently as the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner told them if punishments were stiffer, it could dissuade people from selling heroin. → Read More

Legislators reject proposals to change Louisiana gun laws

The gun debate at the state capitol is all but over. → Read More

La. Senate panel advances 15-week abortion ban

A Senate panel advanced a bill Tuesday that could put Louisiana on track to have one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. → Read More

La. lawmaker tables bill forcing officer-involved shooting cases

A bill inspired by the Alton Sterling investigation has been shelved at the State Capitol. → Read More

Death penalty in Louisiana could be thing of the past if bill pa

If one state lawmaker gets his way, the death penalty could soon be a thing of the past in Louisiana. → Read More

Louisiana lawmakers say 'no' to arming teachers

As the nation comes to grips with how to keep schools safe, Louisiana legislators said Wednesday that arming teachers is not the answer. → Read More

La. Senate panel approves raising age restrictions on buying ass

A Louisiana Senate panel approved a bill barring those under 21-years-old from buying assault weapons. The current cutoff is 18. → Read More

La. lawmaker withdraws bill that would have allowed young adults

Senator LaFleur withdrew his bill Tuesday, April 3 after citing concern that the move could cost the state millions of dollars in federal aid. → Read More

After fighting breast cancer, La. lawmaker takes cancer fight to

After successfully battling breast cancer, one Louisiana lawmaker wants to make the fight a little easier for other Louisianians. → Read More

La. Senate panel supports bulletproof backpacks, rejects arming

A panel of Louisiana senators said ‘no’ to a plan that could lead to more guns in the school building. → Read More

La. governor opposes arming teachers, supports new casino in Tan

Louisiana’s governor says he opposes arming teachers. → Read More

La. Senate panel backs putting 'In God We Trust' on display in s

A Senate panel pushed forward on bills that could further open the door to religion in public schools, while shying away from anti-discrimination bills protecting members of the LGBT community. → Read More

La. lawmakers to debate whether teachers killed on the job shoul

Louisiana lawmakers could soon debate whether a teacher killed in a school shooting should get the same benefits as an officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty. → Read More

La. lawmakers draft bills letting teachers conceal carry in the

The deadly school shooting in Florida is inspiring new action at the state capitol in Louisiana. → Read More

SESSION 2018: What to expect over the next three months

State lawmakers return to the state capitol Monday for a three-month-long regular session. → Read More

SESSION 2018: La. governor calls for cooperation as lawmakers ki

After the special session went off the rails, the governor framed the first day of the regular session as a fresh start, attempting to bring lawmakers together. But the challenges, including the bu... → Read More

Gov. Edwards says Sec. of State Schedler should step down

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has just called for the resignation of Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler. → Read More

SPECIAL SESSION 2018: House fails to pass sales tax bill; specia

The House failed to pass a bill that would have helped fill in the state's projected $1 billion shortfall. The bill would have preserved a portion of the expiring penny of sales tax. → Read More

SPECIAL SESSION 2018: Republican leaders call for a new budget t

As part of the ongoing budget negotiations, some Republican lawmakers are pushing for a new website tracking state spending. → Read More

Special Session 2018: Tax negotiations stall as lawmakers spar

Just three days into the special session, negotiations appear to have stalled. → Read More