Louisiana’s political lawmakers eye U.S. Supreme Court nominee to gauge his possible impact on state

While many high-profile national issues have taken the spotlight since President Donald Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his pick to be the next U.S. Supreme Court justice, any shift in the makeup of the nation’s high court also will have an impact that trickles down to the Louisiana Legislature.

Sports betting, internet sales taxes, teachers union dues and redistricting are just a few of the decisions that state-level political watchers have had their eyes on in the past year.

Louisiana narrowly missed out on an opportunity to decide whether to legalize betting on sports, as the court ruling allowing states to legalize the form of gambling, came down near the end of the regular session…


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