Louisiana Economic Outlook Estimates The Pandemic Will Cost The State 105,000 Jobs
Lake Charles was set to lose an estimated 7,000 jobs this year due to the pandemic, before the storm hit.
Restaurants See 35% Year To Year Drop In Revenue
Staffing is still an issue for most restaurants.
United Cajun Navy Is Helping In The Hurricane Sally Response
The group estimates they have 25-30 boats ready to respond.
Westfield Invests $5.1 Million in New Lafayette Facility
Westfield Fluid Controls will invest $5.1 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Lafayette, creating 67 new jobs for the area.
Main Street Grant Program Offers New, Faster Application Process
State Treasurer John Schroder says they’re relaxing some application rules for the Main Street Recovery Program with the aim of getting more businesses to sign up for relief grants worth up to 15,000 dollars.
Laura on Track to be Second-largest Insured Loss Event in Louisiana
Hurricane Laura is estimated to be an $8-9 Billion insured loss event, the second-highest in the state’s history only behind Katrina.
LABI to Auto Insurance Companies: Take a Look at Louisiana Legal Reform
The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry is reaching out to auto insurance companies who are not currently offering coverage in Louisiana to let them know about the state’s legal reform from the most recent legislative session.
Infectious Disease Expert Weighs in on College vs. High School Sports
Our Lady of the Lake infectious disease expert Dr. Catherine O’Neal says it is not safe to have fall contact high school sports right now but says she is optimistic about college athletics.
Unemployed Louisianans Expected to Qualify for New Benefit
The new $300 federally-enhanced weekly unemployment benefits are expected to begin shipping in the next few weeks and will be retroactive to August 1st
LHSAA Hopes for a Shortened Prep Football Season
Executive director Eddie Bonine says the goal is to play a six to eight regular-season game schedule. Bonine says they are also looking at pushing the state football championships back from the second weekend in December.
Louisiana Policing Policy Task Force Meets for First Time
A 25-member task force aimed at studying policing policy reform met Thursday for the first time since being formed by the Legislature in response to the George Floyd protests.
Judges Rejects Requests for Restraining Order Against Bar Closure Order
Federal judges in New Orleans and Lafayette have rejected requests from bar owners for a restraining order against the Governor’s bar closure order. Those owners are suing the state over the issue.