Should STEM Grow in Louisiana?

Senator Hewitt was met with no opposition as she proposed Bill 225, a bill aimed at seeing STEM programs grow and develop in Louisiana. Bill 225 has three main goals. First, the bill will create a Louisiana STEM advisory council. This advisory council will coordinate delivery, increase student interest in STEM, and increase the number
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Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Oh My! Senate Bill 225 Favorably Amended

Thursday, April 27, Senate Bill 225 was favorably amended due to no objections and all green cards in the Hainkel Room. Senate Bill 225 involves support of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in Louisiana. This Isn’t a Robot video was used to open the meeting and introduce committee and attendees to STEM. The video
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Senator Hewitt Shuffles STEM Bill through the Education Committee

Louisiana State Senator Sharon Hewitt proposed SB225 on Thursday in the Senate Education Committee meeting. The bill focused on increasing the attention and promotion of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs in Louisiana. The bill aimed to create a Louisiana STEM advisory council. They would coordinate and oversee the creation, delivery and promotion of STEM
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Criminal Justice Committee Discusses Bill to Raise Parolee Fees.

Is it reasonable to ask parolees to pay $100 a month in fees? A SoutheasternUreporter survey asked respondents to answer questions concerning bills that are presented to the Administration of Criminal Justice. One such bill discussed in the survey is a bill the proposes to raise the maximum amount of fees that parolees are required
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Legislation to Name Highways After 2 Fallen Police Officers Progresses in the Senate

At the Capitol last Thursday, legislators amended Senate Bill 60 to rename portions of Louisiana highway in memory of two police officers. Louisiana State Trooper Bobby Smith was blinded by a shotgun blast to the face on March 14, 1986. Smith became a psychologist and counseled law enforcement officers who suffered from injuries or post
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Polygraphs For Law Enforcement Officers

[Baton Rouge, LA] – On April 27 House Bill 96, which asks the question of whether polygraphs should be part of an interrogation when a law enforcement officer is under investigation, was deferred. Representative Tony Bacala, the author of House Bill 96, said, “I think that polygraphs shouldn’t be part of a law enforcement officer’s
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