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What’s Hot and What’s Not in the 2020 Legislative Session

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By Lisa Moomaw (Tulane University), OPEN Intern Now that the Louisiana legislative session has resumed despite concerns about COVID-19, the House and Senate are back to hearing and passing bills both related and unrelated to the pandemic. While there is some action being taken to support students dealing with the pandemic, the legislature is also […]

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