Several Louisiana lawmakers have presented bills this session in response to the mass shootings in Las Vegas and Parkland, Fla. Most were aimed at allowing individuals — like teachers or former law enforcement officers — to carry a gun on school campuses. Others, like those from Sen. Troy Carter (D-New Orleans), restrict the type of weapon someone can buy — and who can buy it.
One of the hardest fought battles every year in Louisiana’s Legislature is whether or not to fully fund the TOPS scholarship program. Rep. Franklin Foil (R-Baton Rouge) wants to bring an end to that annual struggle.