Edwards Urging State to Not Repeat Mistakes of Memorial Day
Governor Edwards says our current escalation in COVID cases began almost exactly two weeks after Memorial Day and he wants residents to avoid a repeat for the 4th of July.
Senator Bill Cassidy Accused of Using Campaign Funds for Club Membership Dues
Campaign finance reports show Senator Bill Cassidy has used more than $5,500 in money raised for his campaigns to pay for membership dues at exclusive social clubs dating back to 2014.
Texas/Louisiana Border Shutdown RECOMMENDED by New Orleans Lawmaker
New Orleans Senator Troy Carter is suggesting Louisiana should put some regulations into place for travelers coming into the state from Texas and other hot spots following an uptick in COVID-19 cases.
Governor Expects Schools to Open on Time for Fall Semester
Governor Edwards expects campuses of K-12 schools, as well as colleges and universities, to reopen in August. Edwards says the latest COVID-19 metrics concerning young people is concerning as to how that will impact heading back to school.
Senate Approves Less Expansive Tort Reform Effort
The Senate passes lawsuit reform legislation that supporters believe may help lower auto insurance rates.
Saharan Dust Cloud Set to Arrive in Louisiana on Wednesday
A cloud of Saharan dust is crossing the Atlantic and is set to arrive in Louisiana by Wednesday, bringing with it more COVID-19 concerns.
Bill Cassidy: Changes Needed for Unemployment Benefits
Senator Bill Cassidy says Congress is working on another round of federal economic relief but feels the $600 a week federal unemployment benefit must be changed.
Early Voting for Louisiana’s Presidential Primary in Underway
Only registered Republicans can vote in the GOP primary and even though Joe Biden is expected to accept the nomination in August, registered Democrats can select between the 14 candidates up for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Partial Reopening of Casinos Results in $70 Million in May Revenue
The numbers are out regarding casino revenue in the month of May and the grand total is $70 million.
UL Lafayette Economist Warns of Slow Recovery from COVID Recession
A UL Lafayette economics professor warns our economic recovery from the COVID recession could drag well into 2022.
Gulf Dead Zone Estimated to be 7th Largest on Record this Year
The 2020 Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico is projected to be four times larger this year than the Hypoxia Action Plan goal established 19 years ago called for.
Louisiana’s New Superintendent of Education Begins Job Today
It’s the first day on the new job for Louisiana’s new Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley who will oversee public schools following the departure of John White.