Monthly Archives: July 2019

In local news:

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) has begun its final test of the state’s medical marijuana product, which Commissioner Mike Strain told the Advocate would be done in about a week.

In local news:

A Baton Rouge chiropractor was arrested last week after police found nearly 30 pounds of prescription pills in his house and car.

In national news:

On July 20, 2019, Patrick Pizzella became Acting Secretary of Labor. President Donald J. Trump nominated him to serve as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Senate confirmed Pizzella’s nomination on April 12, 2018.

In economic news:

During the fourth quarter of 2018, private-sector establishments had gross job gains of 7.7 million and gross job losses of 6.9 million, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics.