Senate committee to hear sanctuary city measure
Posted on 5/29/2017 11:15:00 AM.

A Senate committee will hear the so-called “sanctuary cities” bill Tuesday. The House-approved measure would prohibit cities that do not fully cooperate with immigration authorities from receiving certain state grants. Attorney General Jeff Landry supports the proposal and doesn’t understand why local governments would try to establish a sanctuary city.

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Lawyer for Officer Blane Salamoni optimistic no state charges will be filed in the death of Alton Sterling
Posted on 5/4/2017 11:04:00 AM.

John McLindon, the attorney for Blane Salamoni, believes Attorney General Jeff Landry will not seek state charges against his client. Salamoni is one of the officers involved in the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling and he’s been cleared of any federal civil rights charges. McLindon points to the thorough investigation already conducted by the DOJ on why he thinks Salamoni will not be charged.

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Bill to ban sanctuary city policies barely passes out of House Committee
Posted on 4/26/2017 1:10:00 PM.

A bill that would ban so-called sanctuary city policies barely passed out the House Criminal Justice Committee. Chairman Sherman Mack broke a 7-7 tie by casting the final “yes” vote. Denham Springs Representative Valarie Hodges says her measure isn’t about discrimination, but putting America first. She says she raised her children in Mexico for 18 years…

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AG Jeff Landry has once again filed suit against Governor John Bel Edwards
Posted on 4/11/2017 3:08:00 PM.

The feud continues between the governor and the attorney general as Jeff Landry has once again filed suit against John Bel Edwards. The lawsuit states the governor’s office doesn’t have the right to withhold $4 million in operational funds from his agency.

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BR man arrested for cashing dead mother's retirement checks for 18 years
Posted on 4/7/2017 12:20:00 PM.

A Baton Rouge man faces over 200 counts of theft after allegedly cashing his dead mother’s retirement checks for 18 years. Attorney General Jeff Landry says 42-year-old Lester Joseph stole over $400,000 from the state’s Teacher’s Retirement System. Landry says the suspect’s father was the beneficiary for his wife’s retirement checks after Ruby Joseph passed away in 1997.

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AG Landry launches campaign to end opioid abuse
Posted on 4/5/2017 5:03:00 PM.

Attorney General Jeff Landry is working to end the opioid epidemic in Louisiana with the new Opioid Abuse Prevention Fund. Landry that fund will pay for an informational campaign complete with a website, advertisements, printed materials, and community outreach.

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Gov Edwards campaign raises $3.6 million in 2016
Posted on 2/16/2017 10:19:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards re-election campaign announces he raised $3.6 million in campaign funds during his first year in office. According to finance reports, the governor ended 2016 with $3.2 million on hand. UL-Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross says it’s an impressive haul for Edwards’ first year.

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AG Landry wants to 'Make New Orleans Safe Again'
Posted on 1/5/2017 4:18:00 AM.

Attorney General Jeff Landry is looking for a way to reduce crime in New Orleans. He says it will take a multidimensional approach, which is why his office has started a hashtag campaign “Make New Orleans Safe Again.” Landry says there’s something missing from the fight against crime in the Big Easy because New Orleans is twice as dangerous as Chicago.

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Court rules in favor of AG Landry on Gov Edwards' anti-LGBT discrimination order
Posted on 12/14/2016 2:32:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards’ executive order preventing LGBT discrimination in state government and businesses who have contracts with the state has been overturned. Attorney General Jeff Landry says he applauds Judge Todd Hernandez’ ruling. He says at the end of the day, this case was about the governor trying to create his own law.

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Legislative Auditor can't account for $25 mill missing from AG escrow fund
Posted on 11/22/2016 1:15:00 PM.

State auditors are unsure if the Attorney General’s Office improperly spent nearly $25 million. Beth Davis with the Legislative Auditor’s Office says they requested support for 28 transactions totaling $24.7 million from an escrow account that receives money from court settlements, fines, and other penalties.

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