Louisiana lawmakers sign off on ‘Caesars Superdome’ name
Louisiana lawmakers agreed Thursday (July 22) to let the New Orleans Saints change the name of the Superdome to “Ceasars Superdome” — after the Caesars Entertainment casinos and gambling company — for the next 20 years. The new name will be on the building before the Saints first preseason game Aug. 23, according to documents […]
Louisiana 2021-2022 State Budget Plan: Winners and losers
The Louisiana Legislature prioritized roads, bridges and lawmakers’ pet projects in its $43 billion dollar spending plan for the state budget cycle that starts July 1. Lawmakers’ budget negotiations were easier this year because the state ended up having over $2 billion in unexpected money to spend. In recent years, legislators have had to negotiate […]
Three groups still seeking more money in the Louisiana budget
Louisiana lawmakers have more money to spend this year than they’ve seen in years, but that doesn’t mean everyone thinks they are getting what they need. Louisiana’s 10 safety-net hospitals that are supposed to serve people who are poor or lack adequate health insurance say they are short $82.1 million in federal and state funding, […]
Is it safe to open Tiger Stadium and the Superdome?
Update: Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Friday that the Saints will not be allowed to have people at the team’s game against the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 27. This story was published a few hours before that announcement. Original Story: By the end of the month, Louisiana expects to have thousands of cheering fans in […]