- Federal appeals court rejects hair braiders’ constitutionality challenge
- $368K in board’s licensing fees “stuffed in drawers and filing cabinets” and never deposited, auditor finds
- Deregulation efforts more likely in Republican states with fewer minorities
- Reciprocity does not require similar training programs, court finds
- “Mirroring” of discipline by another state “unduly harsh” and arbitrary
A Louisiana legislator this week proposed legislation that would require training and license registration for volunteer rescuers such as the “Cajun Navy,” an impromptu fleet of small-boat owners that mobilized to rescue stranded flood victims during the this month’s devastating floods in Baton Rouge. The proposal has prompted an angry reaction from some members of the group, who oppose regulation.
Original article, “Lawkmaker wants Cajun Navy to train, pay fee, before helping others,” by Meg Farris for WWL-TV.