Gov. Edwards: Teacher Pay Raises My No. 1 Goal For 2019
Governor John Bel Edwards says his number one legislative priority for 2019 is getting Louisiana teachers a $1,000 pay raise, and school support workers a $500 pay raise.
ACLU Legal Director Speaks Out On Lawsuit Against New Library Policy
The ACLU of Louisiana has filed a lawsuit challenging the Lafayette Public Library’s ban on Drag Queen Story Time.
ADHD May Generate Traits Useful In Entrepreneurship
Research out of LSU indicates those with ADHD may have highly desirable traits when it comes to starting a business.
Kennedy: Not Backing Anyone For Governor Yet
U.S. Senator John Kennedy says he hasn’t picked horse in the 2019 governor’s race yet.
Edwards Administration touts 14 months of job gains
The Edwards Administration is celebrating 14 straight months of year-to-year job gains for the month of November.
Substantial changes to SNAP proposed by USDA
The Trump Administration is proposing a food stamp rule change that would limit state’s abilities to claim economic hardship waivers that allow recipients to stay on the program even if they don’t meet the 20-hour-a-week work requirements.
Heart attack risk rises nearly 40 percent on Christmas Eve
A new study from Sweden has found the risk of having a heart attack rises nearly 40 percent on Christmas Eve.
Research estimates over 1.5 million Louisiana residents to be owed tax refund
According to research by financial technology company SmartAsset, just over 1.5 million taxpayers in the state will be owed a refund
Report: Louisiana 2nd highest rate of food insecurity and plagued by food deserts
A report out of Loyola University in New Orleans says Louisiana has the second highest rate of food insecurity in the country
Cameron Sterling, son of Alton Sterling, charged with first-degree rape
Baton Rouge Police say the 18-year-old son of Alton Sterling has been arrested and faces a charge of first-degree rape.
Gas Prices Continue to Fall through Holidays
The statewide average price for a gallon of regular gasoline continues it’s descent as it currently sits at $2.10 per gallon.
Overdose deaths on the rise in Louisiana
New CDC data indicates drug overdose deaths rose 12% in Louisiana from 2016 to 2017.