Wesley Muller

Wesley Muller

Wes Muller is a reporter for the Louisiana Illuminator. He has freelanced for the Times-Picayune and worked on staff at the Sun Herald in Biloxi, WAFB/CBS in Baton Rouge, and the Enterprise-Journal in McComb, Mississippi. He also taught English as an adjunct instructor at Baton Rouge Community College. Much of his journalism has involved reporting on First Amendment issues and coverage of municipal and state government. Muller is a New Orleans native, a Jesuit High School alumnus, a University of New Orleans alumnus and a veteran U.S. Army paratrooper.

5 white police officers indicted in killing of Black motorist Ronald Greene

By: - December 16, 2022

Four Louisiana state troopers and a Union Parish sheriff’s deputy, all white men, were indicted Thursday in the 2019 killing of Black motorist Ronald Greene. The charges follow more than three years of public pressure on federal and state authorities to act in a case that includes allegations that Louisiana State Police troopers covered up the 49-year-old’s […]

Drug testing at work problematic for medical marijuana patients

By: - May 16, 2022

State agencies in Louisiana could soon be prohibited from firing workers who use medical marijuana. The Louisiana House Labor Committee will consider a bill next week that would prohibit the state from subjecting employees or prospective employees to any negative consequences based solely on a positive drug test for marijuana if the worker uses the […]

Louisiana proposes ‘overnight’ solution to trucker shortage

By: - April 16, 2022

Louisiana is exploring a legislative solution to provide overnight relief to the supply-chain bottleneck that a nationwide shortage of truck drivers has caused. Senate Bill 477, sponsored by Sen. Gary Smith, D-Norco, cleared the Senate Transportation, Highways & Public Works Committee without objection this week and will advance to the Senate floor for consideration. The […]

Louisiana Legislature overrides Gov. Edwards’ veto of congressional map

By: and - March 31, 2022

The shape of Louisiana’s congressional districts will likely be decided in a federal court now that the Republican-led state Legislature has overridden Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto of a map that limits the state to one majority-Black district out of six in the U.S. House of Representatives. Edwards and voters’ rights groups have said […]