LIVINGSTON -- Starting in the fall, the Livingston Parish Public Schools system will be able to reach more students than ever before — and it’ll save some money at the same time.
The Honorable Jerry Denton, Denham Springs City Court Judge, and Denham Springs City Marshal Joe Shumate will provide an amnesty program beginning Mar. 2 and running through Mar. 13, 2020 for any outstanding bench warrants.
While officials are monitoring flood conditions along the Mississippi River, the water levels are not expected to rival last year’s record-setting flood fight.
While the weather wasn't cooperative Wednesday morning, Feb. 19, that didn't stop a campaign bid for re-election this upcoming fall from hitting the ground running.
When it comes to government spending, Louisiana generally ranks pretty close to the middle of the pack among states, according to a new Legislative Fiscal Office analysis.
The Pelican Center for Technology and Innovation, a project of the fiscally conservative New Orleans-based Pelican Institute, has issued a paper urging policymakers to adopt a “light regulatory touch” with emerging technologies.
Louisiana will be the only state in the nation that won’t keep any paper records of ballots cast on Election Day this fall, according to a new report.
Over the past month, several Livingston Parish boards have spoken out against a specific development receiving a tax exemption. The boards were not against the development itself, but the proposed property tax exemption.
Groups calling for an overhaul of Louisiana’s legal system say “excessive” litigation costs subtract $1.9 billion from the state’s annual economic output, leading to the loss of 19,794 jobs and a per-person “tort tax” of $417.72.
It had been roughly 18 months since the parish council passed a controversial ordinance surrounding ingress and egress into subdivisions.
The Convention and Visitor's Bureau is responsible for promoting tourism in Livingston Parish, as well as running the 'Welcome to Livingston Parish' office located between Albany and Springfield on I-12.
The Louisiana Legislative Auditor identified $642 million in potential waste and inefficiency at state and local government entities during 2019, according to the agency’s annual report.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards was elected and reelected promising to increase teacher salaries to the regional average. But his current budget proposal, unlike last year’s, does not include money specifically for raises.
Louisiana is ranked 49th in the nation for the overall well-being of its children and 50th for their economic well-being, according to a new report.
While the crowd was not as large as the night before, at Planning and Zoning, several city residents reiterated their concerns about a potential development.
Though they hold large Republican majorities, Louisiana legislative leaders on Tuesday pledged to address difficult issues with legislation the Democratic governor would be willing to sign.
After the parish council’s first attempt to vote in a chairman ended in a 4-4 tie, with councilman Shane Mack absent, their second round went relatively smoothe.
The federal government plans to spend more than $20 billion to help bring broadband internet to rural areas, and Louisiana officials want to make sure their state doesn’t miss out.
A series of letters, exchanged between the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and Livingston Parish government, said that the parish was out of compliance with several FEMA programs.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration on Friday filed a lawsuit against state Treasurer John Schroder, continuing a dispute over whether state government should be allowed to spend money from the state’s unclaimed property fund.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is proposing spending almost $285 million more in the next fiscal year than in the current one, largely to boost funding for education.
LIVINGSTON -- After much discussion, the Livingston Parish School Board voted to adopt a resolution, as amended, in opposition to a proposed tax-exempt development on Buddy Ellis Road during its meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6.
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday praised the Louisiana Legislature’s leaders for their bipartisan approach to committee assignments and said he was confident the two branches of government could work through the latest stalemate over state revenue.
As expected, both of Louisiana’s senators on Tuesday announced their intention to vote for acquittal in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
While Republicans last fall gained seats in Louisiana’s House of Representatives, the minority Democrats have gained a committee chair for the next term.
Companies that maintain online marketplaces don’t have to collect state sales taxes on third-party purchases, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled in a split decision.
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration says he plans to sue state Treasurer John Schroder over Schroder’s refusal to allow state government to spend unclaimed property money.
Louisiana's reliance on fines and fees to fund its justice system is ineffective, unfair and possibly unconstitutional and the legislature should make major changes in the current term, according to a state commission’s draft report.
Louisiana officials need to figure out ways to force municipalities to get their finances in order, State Treasurer John Schroder said Wednesday.
A Louisiana task force reports that repealing the Affordable Care Act could cost the state more than $4 billion and put coverage at risk for more than 900,000 people, though some members objected to the report’s “politically slanted” “doom and gloom.”
Shortly after the Great Flood of 2016, city government learned that they would be able to trade their flooded municipal building for a new one.
At its meetings this week the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) received the initial report of its Superintendent Selection Work Group and adopted the group’s recommended administrative process regarding the appointment of a new State Superintendent of Education.
Louisiana established Jump Start, putting more emphasis on career and technical education, in 2014. Today, more than one in five high school students graduate with a “career” diploma, compared to less than 2 percent before Jump Start, and the number of industry credentials awarded has increa…
The sun peaked out just long enough to give city officials a chance to have a, relatively, dry patch of dirt to throw into the air.
Louisiana state government’s Office of Technology Services has not developed an effective project management process, possibly jeopardizing its ability to address a $959 million modernization backlog, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor says.
The Louisiana Department of Health and four private companies who won Medicaid contracts worth billions have appealed a state official’s decision to rescind those contracts.
A large business is relocating to the Juban Crossing area, specifically to Juban Marketplace on the northeastern corner of the current development.
As the new year rolls in, and the two recently elected council members took their oath of office, a parish councilman decided to bring up two potential ordinances that had disappeared for several months.