Single-Sentence News

— “Back-to-school shopping doesn’t have to break the bank, especially for those who can take advantage of the state’s annual sales tax holiday offering this Friday and Saturday.” (Lisa Addison, The American Press)

— “According to an analysis by Advocate reporters Jessica Williams and Jeff Adelson, of 36 firms and individuals that donated at least $5,000 during the reporting period, all but four are (Desiree) Charbonnet donors, although some also gave smaller sums to her opponents.” (Stephanie Grace, The Advocate)

— “A Caddo Commissioner’s attempt to remove the Confederate monument statue and discharge the committee created to recommend a plan for its future failed during the commission’s Monday work session.” (Lex Talamo, The Shreveport Times)

— “The U.S. Capitol Police Department opened an internal investigation into why its elite tactical team was initially directed to respond to the wrong location when a gunman opened fire last month at a GOP congressional baseball practice, according to two people familiar with the matter.” (Billy House, Bloomberg)

— “The sponsor of a failed bid to raise Louisiana's gas tax said Monday the state should consider other options to improve roads and bridges, including the already-stressed general fund.” (Will Sentell, The Advocate)

— “FiscalNote, a Washington D.C. tech company that tracks and analyzes legislative data, has acquired Baton Rouge-based grassroots advocacy and community engagement firm VoterVoice for an undisclosed amount.” (Daily Report)

— “Louisiana pharmacies could begin filling their first medical mari juana prescriptions early next year.” (Greg Hilburn, USA Today Network)

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