Louisiana rolls out new website to track government spending
With much of the recent attention on funding Louisiana’s budget, the state is making upgrades to the way residents can keep a better eye on how tax dollars are spent as they roll out the Louisiana Checkbook.
Attention Turning to 2019 Governor’s Race
Now that the state has found a solution to the fiscal cliff with the passage of a sales tax bill, the focus in state politics will turn towards next year's governor's race.
US Transportation Secretary to Visit Louisiana in August
After an invite from US Senator Bill Cassidy, US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will be taking a trip to the Bayou State on official business.
Senator Kennedy Sponsors Amendment Requiring Photo ID to Use SNAP
Senator John Kennedy has sponsored an amendment to the Senate Farm Bill that would require SNAP program recipients to show a photo ID during a transaction.
Despite Improvements, La. Ranked 49th in Overall Child Well-being
Louisiana has seen gains in child well-being, but those gains could be reversed if an undercount of children takes place with the upcoming census.
Billy Nungesser Throws Meeting of the Minds in NOLA
Lieutenant governors from around the nation are converging in New Orleans for a three-day summit.
Corrections Gets Mixed Bag Under Budget Deal
Most state agencies survived the special session without a cut, but the Department of Corrections was not so lucky.
Revenue Estimating Conference Action Ends Fiscal Cliff Drama
The fiscal cliff is officially gone as the Revenue Estimating Conference recognized $500 million in revenue that will be used to shield TOPS, public colleges and most state agencies from cuts after July 1st.
Duson Man Accused of Killing Ex-girlfriend
Following the discovery of a 20-year-old girl dead in her home in Fordoche, her ex-boyfriend is now in custody.
Students Credited With Helping Save TOPS From Funding Cut
Higher education is celebrating the passage of the budget and tax plan that saves universities and TOPS from further budget cuts.
Despite Adjustment to Louisiana’s Sales Tax Rate, It’s Still Highest in Country
Louisiana's sales tax rate on Saturday, which is the start of a new fiscal year, will go from 5% to 4.45% as result of legislation approved in the third special session of the year.
Lucky St. Laundry Parish Convenience Store Keeps Producing Winners
After a stop at a gas station in Grand Coteau this weekend, someone is now $2 million richer.