Latest Jeff Landry News

Vaccine requirement for Louisiana schools drawing GOP anger

Nov. 23, 2021 12:21 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Republican legislative leaders are outraged about a plan by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration to start requiring some students to get the coronavirus vaccination or submit a written dissent to attend school. ...

Louisiana bars banking giant from bond deal over gun policy

Nov. 18, 2021 16:48 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana officials Thursday blocked banking giant JP Morgan Chase from participating in a bond refinancing deal, in Republicans' escalating effort to keep some large investment firms sidelined from state work because they limit business with firearm manufacturers. ...

2nd group of states challenges health worker vaccine mandate

Nov. 16, 2021 15:34 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A second set of states has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers. The latest suit, dated Monday, was filed in Louisiana on behalf of 12 states and comes less than a week after...

Government: Vaccine rule should remain while cases play out

Nov. 08, 2021 19:29 PM EST

The Biden administration framed its vaccine mandate for private employers in life-and-death terms Monday in a legal filing that sought to get the requirement back on track after it was halted by a federal court. Its filing in response to a stay issued over the weekend by...

Appeals court stays vaccine mandate on larger businesses

Nov. 06, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily halted the Biden administration's vaccine requirement for businesses with 100 or more workers. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted an emergency stay of the requirement by the federal...

Louisiana opioid settlement money to go to local governments

Oct. 06, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana intends to divvy up the $325 million it expects to receive from a national settlement of opioid epidemic lawsuits to parish sheriffs and local governments to provide addiction treatment, response and recovery services, Attorney General Jeff Landry said...

After Ida deaths, Louisiana revokes nursing home licenses

Sep. 07, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana health officials said Tuesday they are revoking the licenses of nursing homes that were evacuated to a warehouse where seven residents died amid deteriorating conditions deemed too squalid to be safe after Hurricane Ida. The seven...

Louisiana investigating deaths of Ida nursing home evacuees

Sep. 03, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The owner of seven Louisiana nursing homes that were evacuated to a warehouse where four residents died after Hurricane Ida amid conditions deemed squalid faced criticism after a prior evacuation-related death two decades ago. He faces new calls for his nursing home...