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.
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.
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.
New Orleans Police Fire Tear Gas into Protest
New Orleans Police fired tear gas into George Floyd protestors last night after the crowd allegedly began planning to assault a line of officers.
GOHSEP says Hurricane Prep Plans will be Altered Due to COVID-19
Today marks the official start of the 2020 hurricane season and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness wants you to get prepared for a projected busy season.
Louisiana Wins $190 Million from Feds to Expand COVID Testing
Early on in the pandemic, it could be hard to get a test even if you thought you were exposed, but Congressman Garret Graves says once this funding is applied that will no longer be the case.
Lawmakers Paid Per Diem During Period When Capitol was Closed
The Capitol may have been closed for 49 days but Louisiana lawmakers were still paid their $161 dollar daily per diem throughout that period.