Senator Morrell Honored by LIDEA for Economic Development Support

LIDEA recognizes the efforts of State Senator JP Morrel to support economic development during the 2015 Regular Legislative Session. Sen. Morrell, along with other legislators across the state who are being honored, supported LIDEA’s efforts to provide tools for state, regional and local economic developers to improve the economic health of their respective communities. Sen. …

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Sex ed gets closer to reality in New Orleans

Morrell’s bill would allow anonymous health surveys in schools By Alex Woodward, The Gambit New Orleans public middle and high schools are a step closer to receiving comprehensive sex education. State Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, was able to push through his Senate Bill 31 allowing anonymous student health risk surveys in schools. The surveys are …

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Second Episode of #AskJP Published

In this week’s episode, JP talks sexual assault legislation, the creationism law debate, Film Tax Credits and much more! Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download Tune in here. movie Kreatura download #AskJP is a weekly podcast series during the legislative session where JP answers questions he receives on Twitter and at jomorrell.com.

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A legislative strategy for getting tougher on campus rapes: Editorial

By The Editorial Board, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A comprehensive package of bills from a half dozen legislators would strengthen Louisiana laws governing sexual assaults, particularly on college campuses, and provide badly needed training in handling these cases. Details of the legislation were released Monday after an almost year-long effort to understand the scope of …

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Lawmakers seeks commission to study NOPD, OPSO merger

By Paul Murphy / WWL TV Eyewitness News A Louisiana lawmaker is proposing legislation that would create a new commission to study a possible merger between the New Orleans Police Department and the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. The two agencies currently share legal jurisdiction throughout the city and parish. State Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, said …

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Bill filed to study merging NOPD and Sheriff’s Office

By Andrew Vanacore, New Orleans Advocate State Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, has filed a bill ahead of this year’s legislative session that could be a first step toward merging the New Orleans Police Department and the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. It is a long-shot proposal, though it might at least stir a renewed discussion …

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