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Biden pitches big boosts in education and health spending in budget...

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration released a key portion of its budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year Friday, calling for increasing money for...

Unemployment bills compete for deep cuts or slow increases in benefits

State lawmakers will have at least two competing unemployment bills to consider that would change unemployment insurance in Louisiana, bringing either deep cuts or...

Louisiana’s Shalanda Young confirmed as OMB deputy

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of Shalanda Young of Louisiana to serve as deputy director of the Office of...

Latest COVID-19 relief bill provides help for those experiencing homelessness or...

Louisiana is set to receive about an additional $244 million in rental assistance and over $70 million in homeless assistance from the $1.9 trillion...

5 things to know about the governor’s proposal for the Louisiana...

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration unveiled his $36 billion budget plan for the spending cycle that begins July 1. The spending likely won’t be...

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...

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