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Fantasy sports betting edges closer to reality in Louisiana

Jun. 24, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers have agreed to the taxing rate for fantasy sports betting, edging the state closer to starting the competitions for online cash prizes in 47 parishes where voters agreed to legalize the activity. The measure by Rep. John Stefanski, a Crowley Republican, imposes...

Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, center, gestures as he speaks to colleagues on the House floor during a long day of bill debate, on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Louisiana lawmakers near end of session, ready for another

May. 31, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers worked through a final stack of bills Sunday as they neared the end of a regular session upended by the coronavirus outbreak, agreeing to a broad expansion of the state's medical marijuana program and closing a budget gap created by the pandemic. A rapid...

Fantasy sports betting regulations near passage in Louisiana

May. 29, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Residents of the 47 Louisiana parishes where voters agreed to legalize fantasy sports betting edged closer Friday to being able to compete for the online cash prices. The Senate voted 31-3 to set the regulations that are needed before betting can begin. The proposal still needs...

FILE - In a Feb. 7, 2020 file photo, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, the governor's chief budget adviser, left; House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales, center; and Senate President Page Cortez, R-Lafayette, speak ahead of a meeting of Louisiana's income forecasting panel in Baton Rouge. Louisiana’s income forecasting panel planned to quantify on Monday, May 11, 2020 just how deeply the coronavirus outbreak has hurt the state’s economy as officials begin to put together next year’s budget.  (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File)

Louisiana lawmakers plan their own special session for June

May. 22, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Republican legislative leaders Friday called a June special session, setting a lengthy agenda that will allow debate on the budget, taxes, fantasy sports betting and the coronavirus response. It's only the second time in state history that lawmakers have called...