Fiscal cliff debate shows split in Republican Party
The fiscal cliff debate is revealing a wide range of opinions from within Louisiana’s Republican Party, ranging from moderates who support the governor’s call for a half cent sales tax renewal, to anti-tax conservatives who favor budget cuts to plug the 648 million dollar shortfall.
Democrat Renee Fontenot Free Jumps Into Secretary Of State’s Race
The first entrants into the race for the Secretary of State’s office are trickling in, in the wake of a poll that showed nearly a third of Louisianans are undecided on who they will be voting for come November.
State Lawmakers Shield Their Budget From Chopping Block
As they weigh steep cuts across state services, Louisiana lawmakers have fully funded their own budget so legislative agencies are poised to escape reductions.
Terrebonne Parish Water Tests Positive For Brain-Eating Amoeba
Water testing found the brain-eating amoeba in a small Terrebonne Parish community's water system.
New Orleans set to gain 350 new IT jobs from Austin-based tech company
More tech jobs are coming to Louisiana with today’s announcement that Austin-based Accruent will open an office in New Orleans. Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says the tech center is expected to bring in 350 jobs into the Big Easy.
State law allows 30 days of paid leave to teachers for adoption process
A new state law allows Louisiana public school teachers up to 30 days of paid leave for the adoption process. Baton Rouge Representative Rick Edmonds sponsored a package of bills promoting adoption after seeing families tackle the hurdles of the process during his campaign.
Largest Money Amount Returned To North Louisiana Resident
$2.3 Million in unclaimed oil royalties have been returned to a North Louisiana resident, making it the largest amount of money ever returned to one person in the history of the Louisiana Department of the Treasury's Unclaimed Property Program.
Jaci Russo Talks Raising Kids In A High-Tech World
Central location for phones, no laptops upstairs and a ton more tips from a pro.