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LSU enters 30-year ‘utilities modernization initiative’

LSU will enter a decades-long utilities modernization initiative with Enwave Energy and LA Energy Partners to modernize the campus’ energy systems that heat, cool...

Do African Americans in Louisiana have equal access to the vaccine?...

Louisiana doesn’t know the race or ethnicity of more than half of the people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine shot in the state,...

Louisiana may face tough budget decisions because of lower tax and...

Louisiana state tax and fee collections will not return to their pre-pandemic levels until at least 2022 or later, according to estimates released from...

Rental assistance in COVID-19 relief package ‘about a third of what...

The COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress at the end of 2020 extended rental assistance to people struggling to stay in their homes during...

Louisiana governor vetoes oil and gas tax break from special session

Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed Wednesday an oil and gas industry tax break passed by the Louisiana Legislature that would cost the state over...

Louisiana governor leaves most pet projects in state budget

Gov. John Bel Edwards kept almost all of the 118 pet projects Louisiana lawmakers inserted into the budget intact when he signed legislation this...

Most of Louisiana’s ‘pet projects’ go to parishes of lawmakers who...

Lighthouse repairs in Madisonville. A new generator for a water tower in Iota. Economic development in downtown Houma. Crime cameras in New Orleans. Fire...

Legislature votes to give itself more power over emergencies such as...

The Louisiana Legislature voted Tuesday to give itself more authority over state emergency orders and restrictions, including those that have been in place for...

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...

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