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Baton Rouge, LA, United States

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Past articles by Harrison:

Louisiana lawmakers blast LSU’s handling of sexual misconduct claims

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A state legislative panel Wednesday lambasted Louisiana State University’s answers to a damning report that claims the school has bungled sexual assault complaints for years. Lawmakers criticized the university’s move to suspend — and not fire — two athletics administrators cited in the report, which law firm Husch Blackwell released […] → Read More

ANALYSIS: COVID-19 inspires more early voting in Louisiana’s special congressional races

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Louisiana is still roughly two weeks away from two congressional runoff elections, but many of the state’s voters are already doing their part. Thousands of voters have voted so far in the races for Louisiana’s 2nd and 5th congressional districts — representing the state’s southeastern and northeastern slices, respectively. The […] → Read More

Prosecutors offer plea deal to Central pastor who defied COVID-19 crowd limits

The Central pastor charged with violating Gov. John Bel Edwards' pandemic-related crowd restrictions has been offered a plea deal. → Read More

La. governor proposes $36B state budget with teacher raises, no cuts

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office presented its annual budget wishlist Friday, one far rosier than what state agencies had feared in the COVID-19 pandemic’s early throes. Edwards’ $36 billion spending plan — which is $186 million larger than the state’s current fiscal outline — features no cuts to state […] → Read More

Sen. Cassidy breaks with GOP, votes to convict former President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRPROUD) — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy voted Saturday to convict former President Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection, settling weeks of questions over whether the Louisiana Republican would break ranks with his party. Cassidy joined 48 Democrats, two independents and six other Republicans in casting a “guilty” vote. But the 57 guilty ballots […] → Read More

Louisiana governor, lawmakers unite against Biden oil and gas order

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office and the state’s congressional delegation are joining forces, claiming President Joe Biden’s moratorium on oil and gas drilling leases will hurt an industry that drives the state’s economy and fronts its coastal restoration projects. Critics of Biden’s Jan. 27 order gathered Wednesday inside the […] → Read More

Is Trump impeachment trial constitutional? Louisiana’s GOP senators split

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will go on as planned Wednesday, after the U.S. Senate voted 56-44 to proceed. Six Republican senators — including Louisiana’s Bill Cassidy — joined all 50 Democratic senators in voting “yes” Tuesday. Supporters agreed it is constitutional to impeach a president no longer in […] → Read More

Louisiana lawmaker defends proposed gas tax hike

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The lawmaker behind Louisiana’s latest proposed gas tax hike remains unfazed by Gov. John Bel Edwards’ lack of support. State Rep. Jack McFarland (R-Jonesboro) argues roads and bridges need the revenue. The state faces a $15 billion infrastructure maintenance backlog — and a $13 billion wish list for new projects. […] → Read More

Sen. Cassidy calls for bipartisan compromise on COVID-19 relief

Senator Bill Cassidy admits Senate Democrats can pass President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package without Republican votes. But that doesn't mean he wants them to do it. → Read More

Sen. Cassidy, other GOP senators discuss COVID-19 relief with President Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRPROUD) — Sen. Bill Cassidy joined nine other Senate Republicans Monday at the White House, where they pitched their COVID-19 relief goals to President Joe Biden. Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican, has spearheaded the $600 billion proposal — dubbed an alternative to Biden’s $1.9 trillion idea. His White House meeting comes after he and […] → Read More

‘An electric person’: Steve Carter remembered as coach, public servant

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Steve Carter was the kind of tennis coach who encouraged kids to dive for the ball, according to one former pupil. His former political colleagues describe him as similarly outgoing. Carter, a former state representative who sought Baton Rouge’s mayorship last year, died of COVID-19 complications Tuesday. He was 77. […] → Read More

Cassidy: White House needs to ‘justify’ size of proposed $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy is voicing pause over the tentative size of President Joe Biden’s proposed COVID-19 relief package. Cassidy, on a call with reporters Tuesday, declined to support the proposed $1.9 trillion package outright, claiming too many unknowns linger. “If we’re able to immunize people quickly — and are […] → Read More

Trump impeachment plans press on, despite Louisiana senators’ votes

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Efforts to scratch former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial from the U.S. Senate’s February calendar failed Tuesday, despite votes from Louisiana’s two Republican senators. Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy both voted to dismiss the case against Trump, accused of inciting the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol. Another […] → Read More

Judge: Charges still stand against pastor Tony Spell for violating COVID-19 crowd limits

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — The Central pastor whose crowded gatherings have openly defied COVID-19-related capacity limits faced another setback in a Baton Rouge court Monday. District Judge Eboni Johnson-Rose denied pastor Tony Spell’s motion to dismiss six criminal counts against him. The charges stem from services at Life Tabernacle Church, where Spell […] → Read More

Louisiana income forecast sets cautious tone amid COVID-19 uncertainty

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Louisiana lawmakers would have $228 million less to allocate in their next budget, based on a newly adopted income outlook that foresees a slower rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. The state’s four-member Revenue Estimating Conference agreed on a more conservative $9.6 billion general fund forecast Tuesday. The projection leaves proposed […] → Read More

Here’s how Louisiana’s congressmen voted on President Trump’s second impeachment

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The U.S. House agreed Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for an unprecedented second time, claiming he incited the deadly Jan. 6 riot inside the U.S. Capitol. The Democrat-led chamber voted 232-197 to impeach Trump. Ten Republicans broke ranks with their party and joined Democrats in their support. Members of […] → Read More

Louisiana State Capitol braces for possible demonstrations following FBI warning

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Louisiana troopers plan to bolster State Capitol security in the coming days, as a federal bulletin claims last Wednesday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol may resurge at state legislative halls nationwide. An FBI memo leaked Monday warns that “armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols” through at […] → Read More

La. lawmaker pitches gas tax hike to tackle $14B infrastructure backlog

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Louisiana Legislature’s annual session doesn’t start until April, but one lawmaker is already getting his proposed gasoline tax hike into gear. State Rep. Jack McFarland plans to file his proposal — the Government Reform in Transportation (or GRIT) Act — in the coming months. The Jonesboro Republican, who has […] → Read More

This year in Louisiana politics: What to watch in 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Louisiana lawmakers enter 2021 with a laundry list of plans. Some want new jobs, while some have new resolutions altogether. Step one: Fill not one, but two of the state’s six U.S. House seats. Democrat Cedric Richmond is trading Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District for the Biden White House; Republican Luke […] → Read More

‘The Last Constitution’ puts Louisiana’s rewrite onto the written page

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A crew of young Louisiana politicos hit up a Baton Rouge bar, discussed how the state’s Prohibition-era constitution was rancid with misspellings and duplications, and mapped out their quest to rewrite the state’s most important document — all on a cocktail napkin. “The Last Constitution: Louisiana’s Greatest Political Generation and […] → Read More