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Louisiana revenue chief stepping down for job at LSU

BY: - January 28, 2022

A long-time Department of Revenue employee will take her place, according to the governor's office.

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Arizona GOP proposal would allow lawmakers to reject election results

BY: - January 27, 2022

Lawmakers would decide whether to accept or reject the results. If the legislature rejects the results, any qualified voter can go to court to ask a judge to order a new election.

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Fauci declines to predict COVID vaccine timetable for kids under 5

BY: - January 26, 2022

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said while he expects the vaccine regimen for children under 5 will be three doses

Kansas Senator Mark Steffen

Kansas senator under investigation after prescribing ivermectin for COVID-19

BY: - January 26, 2022

He also accused the chief medical director of the University of Kansas Health System of spreading propaganda, and challenged him to a public debate.

First Lady Donna Edwards and Gov. John Bel Edwards

Campaign aims to raise human trafficking awareness in Louisiana

BY: - January 25, 2022

The effort, Stop Trafficking LA: Human Trafficking is REAL, will focus on how to identify when a trafficking victim needs help and more specific services for victims.

Lawsuit challenging early end to Louisiana unemployment benefits dismissed

BY: - January 21, 2022

A lawsuit that challenged Gov. John Bel Edwards’ decision to end additional unemployment benefits early was dismissed Wednesday from a state court in Baton Rouge. A group of unemployed Louisiana residents filed the suit in July after Edwards and the Louisiana Legislature agreed to end the federal government’s $300 weekly supplemental unemployment benefits five weeks […]

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Bossier casino gets more time for next move after St. Tammany voters reject relocation

BY: - January 20, 2022

The owners of a Bossier City riverboat casino will get a little more time to determine their next move after voters in St. Tammany Parish rejected a proposal in December to transfer the gaming license there.  DiamondJacks had until Feb. 9 to resume gambling at its current site as a condition for putting its relocation […]

Entergy customers could see $11 per month spike for 15 years due to Louisiana storms

Louisiana Bond commission approves Entergy plan to borrow for storm repairs; customers will pay it back

BY: - January 20, 2022

The State Bond Commission signed off Thursday on a plan to let Entergy Louisiana cover its storm recovery costs through a $3.2 billion bond sale that its customers would pay back over the next two decades.  The commission’s approval is contingent on Louisiana’s Public Service Commission also supporting Entergy’s proposal. The commission, which regulates most […]

Troy Carter

Congressman Troy Carter tests positive for COVID-19

BY: - January 19, 2022

"I am so thankful to be fully vaccinated and have received my booster shot, measures which are highly protective against more severe symptoms and illness," Carter said.

I-10 bridge in LAKE CHARLES

$1 billion for bridge repairs coming to Louisiana

BY: - January 14, 2022

Louisiana will receive approximately $1 billion for bridge repairs from a federal infrastructure plan revealed Friday. The Federal Highway Administration will dedicate $26.5 billion to states over five years for bridgework. The money is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that Congress approved. Louisiana will receive $202.6 million  this fiscal year. It will be used to improve […]

Nearly $24 million in Louisiana student loans canceled in Navient settlement

BY: - January 13, 2022

More than a thousand students from Louisiana who borrowed money for their education from the loan servicer Navient will have their debt forgiven after a settlement was reached between the company at 39 states, Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Thursday. The outstanding total debt being forgiven in the Navient student loan settlement for Louisiana is […]

Louisiana governor discusses solar and wind at U.N. climate conference

Louisiana governor would support another minority seat on state school board

BY: - January 13, 2022

Gov. John Bel Edwards said he would support the creation of a third majority-minority district on Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education as long as the political boundaries for the school board seats were “reasonable” when they arrived on his desk. “If it can be done and the map can be drawn in a […]