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Louisiana legislative leaders steer millions to their communities

The Louisiana Legislature overwhelmingly passed a budget bill Thursday (Oct. 15) that included more than $25 million in pet projects, many of which benefit...

New Orleans says it needs more money from Louisiana

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell wants the Louisiana Legislature to allocate more federal pandemic relief funding to her city, but her efforts seem like...

No vacancies at hotels sheltering hurricane evacuees

Louisiana would struggle to provide shelter to another round of hurricane evacuees without risking the spread of COVID-19, said Gov. John Bel Edwards in...

Additional unemployment benefits to come next week, Gov. Edwards said

Gov. John Bel Edwards held his second of two weekly press conferences at the Louisiana State Capitol. What follows is a brief summary of...

Business is booming in Louisiana’s truck-stop casinos

There are no windows, and the lights are turned way down at this truck-stop casino in Port Allen. It’s the middle of a weekday...

Sen. Bill Cassidy pushes for money for state and local governments,...

WASHINGTON - GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy is making a strong push to rescue ailing state and local governments in a fifth coronavirus relief bill...

Local government coronavirus relief will mostly go to public safety, criminal...

The bulk of Louisiana’s approximately $500 million in coronavirus relief funding for local governments will go to public safety and criminal justice system costs,...

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