Louisiana officials push for inspection fee on imported seafood
Louisiana officials back an effort to impose a five to ten cent inspection fee on all imported seafood coming, in an effort to push back against lower quality, cheaper imported shrimp that’s hurting Louisiana shrimpers.
$15.3 billion Expected to be spent this upcoming Father’s Day
Father’s Day is this weekend and the National Retail Federation is expecting near record spending in honor of the holiday to the tune of $15.3 billion.
U.S. Senate passes legislation to honor Steve Gleason with Congressional Gold Medal
The US Senate approves legislation to honor former Saints standout and ALS advocate Steve Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal, which is the highest honor a citizen can receive from Congress.
No tuition increases at Louisiana community colleges and technical schools
Despite a budget that calls for deep cuts to higher ed, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System will not raise tuition or fees for the 2018-19 school year, continuing a two-year trend of keeping costs stable for students.
Paul Rainwater Comes Out In Support Of Half-penny Sales Tax
Former Jindal Administration staffers are calling on the House to pass the half-cent sales tax renewal that would fully fund state government, and avoid cuts to programs like TOPS.
Steve Scalise: One Year After Assassination Attempt
Today marks the one year anniversary of the shooting of US Representative Steve Scalise.
Childcare Assistance Program Receives $40 Million From Federal Government
The feds are pumping $40 million into the state’s Childcare Assistance Program, that helps working and middle-class parents pay for child care services.
New Study Shows Majority of Pediatricians No Longer in Favor of Spankings
It’s a disciplinary action that has been around for years, but now a study involving Tulane University researchers finds that about three out of four pediatricians are saying spankings are no longer recommended.
Department of Health Cuts Suggested by House Appropriations Chairman
The final act of this year’s special session trilogy is less than a week away, with the administration and many legislators scrambling to find some extra cash for programs like TOPS, which is facing a 30 percent cut.
Congressman Abraham Weighs In On Talks With North Korea
The eyes of the world are on the recent meeting between President Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.
Are Proposed Cuts to TOPS Sending Students Out of State?
Unless the state legislature approves additional revenue, TOPS will suffer a 30% reduction, a cost that will be passed right back to students and their families.
Small Business Optimism at its Second Highest Level in 45 Years
Small business optimism has reached its highest level in 34 years. That's according to the National Federation of Independent Business, who surveys its members regularly.