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 …
(The Center Square) – According to a new analysis by the National Education Association (NEA), “the nation stands to lose 1.89 million education jobs over the next three years,” and as a result, states need an additional $116.5 billion in bailout money from the federal government in addition…
Louisiana experienced one of the state’s largest single-day surges in new cases of the novel coronavirus to date, increasing by more than 2,000 in the latest figures from the Department of Health.
(The Center Square) – Minority business owners have suffered great losses in 2020 so far, according to a report published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
(The Center Square) – The last bill of the Louisiana Legislature’s June special session proved to be a contentious one, as lawmakers on Tuesday approved a measure meant to shield K-12 schools and colleges from lawsuits if a student or teacher contracts COVID-19.
William Scott Dykes, a local attorney and member of the Republican Party, is seeking election as District Judge for the 21st Judicial District in the November 3, 2020 election.
Governor John Bel Edwards was pleased with the effort from Louisiana's legislative bodies in working through the novel coronavirus and passing a budget before July 1.
(The Center Square) – Louisiana legislators on Tuesday ended their special session with a new state budget in time for the new fiscal year and a deal to overhaul the state’s civil justice system.
Testing for the novel coronavirus has continued to increase across the nation, and especially in Louisiana.
Louisiana reported more than 1,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday as hospitalizations and ventilator usage continued their recent rise, according to the latest figures from the Department of Health.
There's a common phrase among those who like to describe the worst parts of getting hot - 'it's not the heat, but the humidity that kills ya!'
Joe Biden outraised Donald Trump by nearly a three-to-two margin last month, while Trump ended the month with a greater than five-to-four advantage in cash on hand, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission June 20.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) outraised the Democratic National Committee (DNC) by more than two-to-one last month, according to June 2020 campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission June 20. This was the second month in a row in which the RNC outraised the DNC.
(The Center Square) – Workers who were on the “front lines” of the COVID-19 pandemic will receive $250 in one-time “hazard pay” under legislation the Louisiana House of Representatives approved Monday.
(The Center Square) – The Louisiana legislature wrapped up the second-to-last day of its special session Monday night without passing a state budget.
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.
Authorities arrested a man over the weekend after a narcotics investigation led to a drug bust in the Town of Livingston, according to Police Chief Randy Dufrene.
The recent economic shutdown resulted in record unemployment and left millions of Americans struggling financially. Even as all 50 states have started reopening, the economy has a long road ahead to full recovery.
(The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a Louisiana law that required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
Louisiana reported more than 800 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, continuing the state’s recent spike in overall cases, according to the latest figures from the Department of Health.
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has praised a recent executive order issued by President Donald Trump directing the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department to further assist foster care children.
(The Center Square) – The Louisiana Senate approved two new tax benefits Sunday for businesses despite concerns the measures would chip away at state funding without offering much of a return for the taxpayers.
(The Center Square) – President Donald Trump is nominating William Perry Pendley to permanently fill the role of U.S. Bureau of Land Management director, the White House announced Friday.
(The Center Square) – The Louisiana Senate on Friday unanimously approved giving $250 in “hazard pay” to workers who were on the front line of the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(The Center Square) – The Trump Administration won a legal battle in U.S. District Court this week when Judge Carl Nichols ruled against a lawsuit brought by several hospital associations and groups, including the American Hospital Association’s (AHA), who oppose price transparency efforts.
(The Center Square) – The Louisiana Senate approved next year’s state budget Friday, moving lawmakers one step closer to completing the constitutionally required work they didn’t finish during their pandemic-shortened regular session.
Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.) today sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr asking the Department of Justice to prosecute individuals who deface or dismantle public monuments or statues to the fullest extent of the law.
(The Center Square) – Lack of compliance by “bad actors,” not loosening restrictions, is driving Louisiana’s recent spike in COVID-19 cases, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Friday.
A jambalaya benefit for the family of George Baker, the Louisiana State Trooper who died from injuries sustained in the line of duty, will be held on Saturday, June 27.
Louisiana reported at least 1,300 new cases of the novel coronavirus for the second time in four days, continuing the state’s recent surge in cases that has led to an accompanying rise in hospitalizations.
U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced a bipartisan bill Thursday to help schools and colleges cover the costs of protecting students and educators from COVID-19. The Reopen Schools Safely Act will establish a major federal grant program at the U.S. Dep…
(The Center Square) – Restricting group sizes and physical contact, monitoring symptoms, and wearing face coverings will be important to mitigate health risks if schools reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, state education and health officials say.
Gov. John Bel Edwards formally extended Phase Two of Louisiana’s reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic for another 28 days.
(The Center Square) – Nearly 1.5 million American workers filed new unemployment claims last week as the number of new coronavirus cases surged in a number of states as testing also increases.
Dr. Blake Williamson of Williamson Eye Center has placed the first DURYSTA™ implant, a breakthrough glaucoma treatment for patients suffering from Open-Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension.
(The Center Square) – Louisiana’s Revenue Estimating Conference on Thursday officially freed up $37 million that lawmakers plan to use to pay for business tax breaks, a move made possible by the end of a fight between the governor and the treasurer.