La. Sees Relatively Strong Personal Income Growth During 2nd Q.
At a 5.9% increase, Louisiana has seen a relatively strong growth in personal income in the second quarter of 2018, ranking second in the nation only to Texas at 6%.
$24 Million Grant Awarded to La. to Combat Opioid Crisis
The Louisiana Health Department has received a $24 million grant from the federal government to combat the opioid epidemic.
Front Doors of Louisiana Capitol Building to Reopen Soon
Visitors to the Louisiana Capitol may have noticed that scaffolding used to restore the building's limestone and mortar is gone.
2016 Floods: “Duplication of benefits” Deal Almost Completed
A deal to let those who suffered damage from the 2016 floods, and who were SBA loan recipients, receive RESTORE money is 99% complete.
Voter Registration Week Kicks Off Today
The state kicks off voter registration week today, ahead of a hotly contested midterm season nationally, that may not yield many surprises in the Bayou State.
LSU AgCenter Studying Why Bass are Bigger in Some Lakes Than Others
Since the early 1980’s, more than 100 million Florida bass have been released in many lakes around Louisiana in an effort to produce larger fish.
Kennedy to Hear Testimony from Judge Kavanaugh & Accuser
The woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in the 80's has agreed, along with Kavanaugh, to testify about the alleged incident Thursday.
PSC to Investigate Rural Electric Co-ops’ Spending Practices
Commissioner Foster Campbell says he’s discovered excessive compensation for executives and expenses for board members.
LSU AgCenter Awarded CDC Grant to Combat Obesity
The LSU AgCenter has been awarded a $5 million, five-year grant from the CDC that will fund an ongoing program to improve health in rural Louisiana and expand it to more parishes.
Gov Edwards: A Budget Surplus is a Good Thing
Governor John Bel Edwards says Louisiana finished the fiscal year that ended June 30th with a budget surplus of approximately $300 million.
Edwards’ Top Priority Next Session is More Funding for Education
Governor John Bel Edwards says his top priority next year is to increase funding for public education and secure a $1,000 teacher pay raise.
Auto Insurance Rates Show Signs of Stabilizing
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says it appears the state's auto insurance market is stabilizing as there's only been a two-percent average increase in rates this year.