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States question whether new federal stimulus law rules out tax cuts

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s massive pandemic stimulus law pumps a welcome infusion of federal aid into state and local government coffers — but one...

Louisiana lawmakers say LSU could face consequences for response to sex...

Some of the state’s most powerful lawmakers said they want LSU to rethink its response to a mammoth LSU sexual misconduct scandal that has,...

Families encouraged as some visitation resumes at Louisiana prisons, but hope...

When Elayn Hunt Correctional Center opens to visitors for the first time in a year Monday, Wendy Matherne plans to be among the first...

Louisiana set to receive more than $5 billion from COVID-19 relief...

Louisiana is set to receive more than $5 billion in state and local budget aid from the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, funding that...

Biden to states: Make all adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccines by...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden directed states to make all adults eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by May 1, according to a White House memo...

Louisiana prisons will allow family visits for the first time in...

Louisiana will start to allow visits from inmates’ families and loved ones at state prisons again Saturday, though attorneys and volunteers will still be...

Millions of American parents will soon get a monthly allowance: 4...

The federal government’s US$1.9 trillion relief package Congress passed on March 10 will temporarily expand the child tax credit. This credit, currently pegged at up...

Congress clears giant $1.9T emergency relief package for Biden’s signature

WASHINGTON — A sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk after the U.S. House passed the latest pandemic relief...

Louisiana’s low unemployment benefits leave residents choosing which bill to pay

Soon after the novel coronavirus was detected in Louisiana in March 2020, Dora Whitfield found herself in completely unfamiliar territory:  unemployed for the first...

COVID-19 vaccine now available to Louisianans 16 and older with certain...

Gov. John Bel Edwards expanded access to COVID-19 vaccines in Louisiana on Tuesday, adding people 16 and older who have at least one qualifying...

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