Infamous Vermilion School Board meeting voided by the courts
Posted on 11/20/2018 11:14:00 AM.

The Vermilion Parish School board has had their infamous January meeting voided by the courts. That’s the one where a teacher was dragged out of the room by a guard while questioning a Superintendent raise that passed.

Attorney General Jeff Landry says those actions violated Open Meeting Laws, making the meeting. 

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Landry seeks re-election, says another Republican to join governor's race "shortly"
Posted on 11/15/2018 4:33:00 PM.

Attorney General Jeff Landry says he’s running for re-election because he sees crime as the biggest issue facing Louisiana in the near future, and AG’s are best situated to tackle it. Landry says Medicaid fraud and abuse is another major issue he’ll tackle if re-elected, along with two other substantial problems...
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AG Jeff Landry to run for re-election
Posted on 11/15/2018 4:02:00 AM.

Attorney General Jeff Landry announces he’s running for re-election, after dancing with the idea of running for governor in late summer. The former Republican Congressman has served in the office since 2016. Political Analyst Clancy DuBos said the declaration was unambiguous, and timely for a reason.
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Landry backs rejection of trans employment protection Appellate decision
Posted on 8/31/2018 2:04:00 AM.

Attorney General Jeff Landry is joining 15 other attorneys general and governors who are petitioning the US Supreme Court to shoot down workplace protections that would prevent transgender workers from being fired for being transgender. Louisiana Trans Advocates Board Chair Dylan Waguespack says the amicus brief is another anti-LGBT statement from the AG.
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Louisiana Could Be Receiving $172 Million Due to Texas Ruling
Posted on 8/24/2018 11:41:00 AM.

A decision by the US District Court in Northern Division of Texas has ordered the IRS to repay Louisiana and five other states more than $839 million due to an unlawfully imposed fee on state Medicaid programs. It’s a decision Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is applauding because if the decision stands, the IRS will have to repay the state over $172 million.
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Edwards says as non-violent offenders are being filtered out prison reform improves
Posted on 8/10/2018 12:49:00 PM.

Governor Edwards is back in Louisiana after speaking with President Trump about criminal justice reform efforts. During an appearance on AM Baton Rouge on Talk 107-3, the governor defended what he called progress in reducing the state’s inmate population. Edwards says the way the state used to lock up non-violent offenders wasn’t working.

“We were spending seven hundred million dollars a year. We were not safer for it, we were locking up twice the national average in Louisiana and three times as many as Florida for nonviolent offenses but we have the same crime rate as Florida.”
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Governor Edwards to meet with President Trump to discuss criminal justice reforms
Posted on 8/7/2018 7:39:00 AM.
Governor John Bel Edwards will travel to New Jersey on Thursday to discuss criminal justice reform with President Donald Trump. Deputy Chief of Staff Richard Carbo says the invite comes a year after statewide reforms led to a promising reduction in prison population.
 
"They obviously have a plan to pursue some form of criminal justice reform on the national level and with Louisiana having been one of the most recent to enact these reforms, just want to get an idea on how we did it," Carbo said. 
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AG Jeff Landry: 'If I run, I'll beat Edwards'
Posted on 8/1/2018 5:03:00 PM.

Attorney General Jeff Landry says “there is no doubt if I run I’ll beat John Bel Edwards, and you can tell him that.” That’s from an interview with USA Today Network's Greg Hilburn, where the AG seemed to throw down the gauntlet and do everything shy of outright saying he’s running for governor in 2019. UL Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says there’s nothing subtle about it.
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Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc says AG Jeff Landry is pointing fingers for political gain
Posted on 7/25/2018 2:05:00 PM.

Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc is speaking out against Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s accusations that the Edwards Administration is stonewalling efforts to continue executions in Louisiana. Executions have stopped since the legislatively approved drugs ceased production in 2010.

LeBlanc says before releasing a letter to the media, Landry had been dead silent to him on the issue.
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Dispute over lethal injections continues between Gov Edwards and AG Landry
Posted on 7/20/2018 9:48:00 AM.
Governor John Bel Edwards has responded with a letter of his own after Attorney General Jeff Landry criticized him for halting executions in the state. Edwards responded by saying executions are not being carried out, because the only drugs that the legislature has authorized for lethal injection haven’t been accessible since 2010.
 
"It's a statutory prescribed manner of death and we have certain drugs we have to use and they are absolutely not available," Edwards said. 
 
In a tweet, Landry says he supports the death penalty, whether it's by lethal injection, gas, hanging or firing squad. 
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