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2020 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

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By Lisa Moomaw (Tulane University), OPEN Intern   If there’s one thing for sure, it’s that the 2020 Legislative Session was far from typical. Starting on March 16th, the session was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When it resumed on May 4th, several bills were added to the agenda in order to address the […]

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