Tag: Jeff Landry

  • Louisiana Governor signs unemployment insurance indexing bill

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    Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry (R) signed House Bill 119 on Jun. 17, which will index the length of unemployment insurance benefits to the state’s unemployment rate. The new law reduces the maximum number of benefit weeks to 12 when the unemployment rate is at or below 5%. The bill also proposes capping the maximum benefit…

  • Jeff Landry wins Louisiana gubernatorial election; state becoming Republican trifecta

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    Jeff Landry (R) won election as governor of Louisiana on Oct. 14, 2023. He won outright with 51.6% of the vote. Shawn Wilson (D) finished second with 25.9%. Gov. John Bel Edwards (D)—first elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2019—was term-limited. As a result of the party change, Louisiana will become a Republican trifecta.  Louisiana…