Lawmakers Retain $106M of Louisiana Surplus to Settle Later
Louisiana lawmakers left nearly $106 million of the state’s surplus undecided when they wrapped up their special session this month.
Official: Edwards Rejects Pay Raise Delay for State Workers
Louisiana’s state workers will get pay raises this year despite the pandemic's effect on state revenues.
Louisiana’s Second Medical Marijuana Grower Releases Product
Louisiana’s second medical marijuana grower announced it has started making its products to the state’s dispensaries for sale to patients.
Sentencing Moved Back for Louisiana Black Church Arsonist, Holden Matthews
Holden Matthews had been set for sentencing in federal court in Lafayette later this month. But court records show the sentencing has been rescheduled for Oct. 16 — after courthouse restrictions related to the new coronavirus expire.
Louisiana Governor’s Office Staffer Positive for COVID-19
A staffer in the press office of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has tested positive for COVID-19.
Ex-Bush Officials Launch Super PAC Backing Biden over Trump
A group of former George W. Bush administration and campaign officials have launched a new super PAC supporting Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
COVID-related Lawsuit Ideas Rejected
The Louisiana House has overwhelmingly voted to give K-12 schools and colleges sweeping protections against civil lawsuits from students and teachers who contract an infectious disease, including COVID-19, while a federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging Louisiana’s emergency plan f…
Family Questions Lack of Hate Crime Charge in Lafayette Stabbing
The family of Holden White who was stabbed over the weekend is calling the assault a hate crime, but Lafayette police say there’s no evidence to support that.
Louisiana Governor, Treasurer Reach Unclaimed Property Deal
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration and Treasurer John Schroder have struck an agreement ending a three-year dispute over Louisiana’s unclaimed property money.
$24M in Virus Refunds Planned to Louisiana College Students
Louisiana colleges are returning at least $24 million to students because the academic year was interrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Jean Kennedy Smith, Last Sibling Of JFK, Had Died
She was the eighth of nine children born to Rose and Joe Kennedy.
Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Charged with Felony Murder
The Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction is going to be charged with felony murder and 10 other crimes.