(The Center Square) – The number of Louisiana residents making new claims for unemployment benefits increased by almost 10,000 last week, the federal government reported Thursday.
(The Center Square) – Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a bill meant to protect schools from lawsuits if a teacher or student contracts COVID-19.
U.S. Congressman Garret Graves introduced yesterday The Get America Back to Work Act of 2020, a bipartisan bill that would allow small businesses and their hard workers to reopen without the threat of frivolous lawsuits associated with COVID-19. The bipartisan bill protects businesses and th…
Louisiana reported its second-largest single-day increase in new cases of the novel coronavirus yet, according to the latest figures from the Louisiana Department of Health.
A heat advisory is in effect for all southeastern Louisiana, which includes Livingston Parish, for much of Friday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
(The Center Square) – Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plans for $50.3 million in new federal education dollars primarily focus on technology and workforce development, his office said Wednesday.
On Tuesday, July 14, the Town of Killian will host their annual tax sale online at CivicSource.com. The auction opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m., subject to a sliding close. 13 properties are slated for auction, ranging from $574 to $937. The sale is open to the public, and registr…
A joint investigation between the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Baton Rouge Police Department led to the seizure of drugs, money, and firearms and the arrests of two Denham Springs residents.
For the second straight day, Louisiana confirmed more than 1,800 new cases of the novel coronavirus as hospitalizations showed an increase following a slight dip the day before.
(The Center Square) – Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has used his veto pen to grant $57 million in raises to state workers that the Louisiana Legislature voted to hold back.
(The Center Square) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reporting an error rate of 7.36 percent for its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for fiscal year 2019.
(The Center Square) – The nation's unemployment rate continues its slow decline even as more than 1.3 million Americans filed first-time unemployment claims last week.
(The Center Square) – With the delayed Tax Day approaching on July 15, the personal finance website WalletHub released an analysis of the national tax landscape and found that red states generally have a better taxpayer return on investment (ROI) than blue states.
Louisiana surpassed 70,000 total cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday while hospitalizations and ventilator usage both dropped for the first time in more than a week, according to the latest figures from the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH).
(The Center Square) – High early turnout among Black voters in Louisiana’s presidential primary likely isn’t an indication President Donald Trump will lose the state in 2020, a Louisiana-based pollster says.
(The Center Square) – Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration plans to hold back about $140 million in borrowing for construction projects legislators have deemed high priority, officials said Tuesday.
(The Center Square) – The U.S. is withdrawing from the World Health Organization (WHO), a move threatened by President Donald Trump in May and formalized this week.
First Guaranty Bank is pleased to welcome Angela Wales to the lending team, representing the Livingston Parish area. Wales, born and raised in Denham Springs, has over twenty-five years of experience in the banking industry and has worked at financial institutions like Investar Bank, Iberia …
More than 2,000 Livingston Parish households are without power as storms continued to move through southwest Louisiana on Tuesday.
Livingston Parish Public Schools Superintendent Joe Murphy announced the district’s phased reopening plan amid the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, saying more details will come no later than July 17.
Louisiana reported around 2,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday and exceeded 1,000 hospitalizations for the first time in 49 days, according to the latest from the Department of Health.
This school year, the Livingston Parish Public Schools system will launch a new virtual learning program.
(The Center Square) – Stimulus checks for Americans at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic made sense, but a potential second round could prevent some recipients from working and prolong fiscal recovery, an economist says.
Louisiana added more than 1,100 new cases of the novel coronavirus to its ongoing tally on Monday as well as eight new deaths in the latest figures from the Department of Health.
There will be intermittent lane closures this week over a nearly two-mile stretch on LA Hwy. 16 in Denham Springs for road work, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has announced.
A flash flood warning is in effect for portions of southeast Louisiana, including Livingston Parish, through Tuesday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
A mobile COVID-19 testing site will be at the Denham Springs-Walker Library on Monday, July 6, according to the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LOHSEP).
The National Bureau of Economic Research recently announced that the U.S. officially entered a recession in February 2020. Unprecedented levels of unemployment and declines in economic activity triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly ended the economy’s 10-year period of expansion. With …
(The Center Square) – A bill Louisiana lawmakers approved this year is meant to slow the growth of state spending in the years to come. It also could lead to some interesting political showdowns.
(The Center Square) – States with fewer restrictions are doing better economically than states that put in place more stringent lockdowns to slow the spread COVID-19, according to an analysis of jobs data by 50economy.org.
U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tina Smith (D-MN) continued their bipartisan work on health care by leading over 35 of their Senate colleagues in calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide …
Livingston Parish young professionals who live, work, and/or volunteer in Livingston Parish have an opportunity to be recognized through the “Livingston Future 5” awards. The awards will be presented to five winners at the Livingston Young Professionals Annual Meeting currently scheduled for…
Louisiana reported more than 1,900 new cases of the novel coronavirus over the last two days as hospitalizations continued their upward trajectory, according to the latest figures from the Louisiana Department of Health.
As rises in the number of cases and hospitalizations rise in places around the nation, Louisiana is no different. Large scale closings of beaches and other areas that usually host their own celebrations for America's Independence Day are closed and the Bayou State followed suit.
Louisiana’s current surge in new cases of the novel coronavirus continued on Friday, when the Department of Health confirmed more than 1,700 new cases as hospitalizations continued their recent ascent.
(The Center Square) – Louisiana legislators passed a $35 billion state budget with two hours to spare on Tuesday, a stark contrast from the frenetic final moments of other recent sessions.
Louisiana reported nearly 1,400 new cases of the novel coronavirus overnight along with 17 new deaths, according to the latest figures from the Department of Health.
As regions of the country are seeing rebounding rates of COVID-19, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) reminds everyone that practicing social distancing and continuing to cover your face when in public is the best recourse to slow the spread of the virus.
(The Center Square) – The U.S. economy added 4.8 million jobs in June, breaking a record that was set just in May. The unemployment rate dropped to 11.1 percent, the U.S. Department of Labor reported.
Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect believed to have been involved in an armed robbery.
Denham Springs Main Street was one of 23 Louisiana communities to receive 2020 National Main Street accreditation, according to Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser.
A heat advisory is in effect for portions of southeastern Louisiana, including Livingston Parish, for much of Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Tuesday, June 30, the Senate passed the Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act, which Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) introduced in May 2019. The bill would save billions of federal taxpayer dollars by curbing erroneous government payments to people who are deceased.
(The Center Square) – The federal unemployment insurance emergency payments of an additional $600 per week to those laid off because of COVID-19 restrictions discourages work and slows down economic recovery, several reports indicate. Several congressmen have introduced proposals to address …