Louisiana Schools to Receive $2.6 Billion from Most Recent COVID Relief Bill
Louisiana public schools will receive $2.6 billion from the latest COVID relief bill, in addition to the $1.4 billion they’ve already received in federal assistance dollars.
Landry Defends Handling of Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Top Aide
Attorney General Jeff Landry sends a letter to staff warning against sexual harassment following a sexual harassment scandal that led to the resignation of one of his top aides.
COVID Pandemic: Louisiana State Health Officials Expressing Optimism
The number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital is below 500 for the first time since the early days of the pandemic.
Rep. Higgins Challenges Biden Administration to Stop Using Oil & Gas Products
Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins has filed a resolution challenging the Biden Administration to operate without the use of any oil and gas energy or petroleum-based products.
Winter Storm 2021: Power Providers Discuss Outages, Higher Prices
Utility providers went before the Public Service Commission on Wednesday to explain last week’s winter storm power outages and the poor communication to customers about those outages.
PSC to Investigate Winter Storm Power Problems
Public Service Commission Chairman Craig Greene said once the winter weather has passed the PSC will investigate what went wrong and why power providers had such poor communication with customers.
Second and Third Cases of UK Variant Reported in Louisiana
There are also 14 other cases pending confirmation.
Audit: Louisiana Needs to Improve Emissions Enforcement
A new state audit says the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality needs to do a better job of identifying industrial polluters that don’t properly report air emission violations and enforce those violations more aggressively.
Louisiana Faces Massive Budget Cuts Once Again
Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne warned we will likely face hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts for the fiscal year that begins in July.
Louisiana Supreme Court Halts Civil and Criminal Jury Trials until March 1st
The Louisiana Supreme Court has ordered all criminal and civil jury trials to be halted until March 1st due to the pandemic.