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February's Monthly Job Growth Shows Significant Gains Throughout Louisiana*

BATON ROUGE: Job creation in Louisiana is showing considerable gains in key areas for the first time in more than a year, according to the most recent....

Workforce Commission 03/27/2017

Gov. Edwards: Louisiana in a Race Against Time to Save the Coast*

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released details on proposed legislation for protecting and restoring Louisiana’s coast. These proposa....

Governor 03/27/2017

Department of Health Awards Loan to Holmesville Water System for Drinking Water System Improvements*

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Health recently awarded a $1,920,000 loan to the Holmesville Water System through the State’s Drinking....

DHH 03/23/2017

State Task Force Releases Plan To Shed Louisiana's #1 Imprisonment Ranking*

Recommendations would protect public safety, save $305 million over next decade BATON ROUGE:  The Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force to....

DOC 03/16/2017

Gov. Edwards Urges Congressional Leaders to Protect Medicaid Expansion*

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards sent a letter to congressional leaders, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senator Majority Lead....

Governor 03/14/2017

Landry Calls Out Sanctuary New Orleans Jail Policy

NEW ORLEANS: Amid a recent report by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) noting that New Orleans recently failed to cooperate with and....

Attorney General 03/28/2017

Survey Reveals What Louisiana Families Think About Early Childhood Education

BATON ROUGE: While most Louisiana families are satisfied with the quality of the early childhood program their child attends, they would like to learn....

DOE 03/27/2017

GOHSEP/Louisiana National Guard to Lead Emergency Response Exercise

BATON ROUGE: The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and Louisiana National Guard (LANG) will coordinate....

GOHSEP 03/27/2017

Gov. Edwards Responds to Superintendent John White’s ESSA Plan

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released a letter in response to the state education plan proposed by Education Superintendent John Whi....

Governor 03/27/2017

Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Rise for Week Ending Mar. 18

BATON ROUGE: Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar. 18, 2017 increased to 2,587 from the previous week’s total of 2,478.....

Workforce Commission 03/24/2017

Superintendent White Issues Statement Regarding Governor's Response to ESSA Plan

BATON ROUGE:  On Friday afternoon, State Superintendent John White issued a statement regarding the Governor's response to the state's pl....

DOE 03/24/2017

Department Revokes Child Care License

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Education today revoked the license of an early learning center in St. Tammany Parish and terminated its publ....

DOE 03/23/2017

AG Jeff Landry Makes Public Corruption Arrest

BATON ROUGE: Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrest of former Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Adrian Slaughter. &ldquo....

Attorney General 03/23/2017

LDWF Agents Make Drug Arrest in Morehouse Parish

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested two men for alleged drug and fishing violations on March 19 in....

LDWF 03/23/2017

Louisiana Youth Can Now Register for 2016 Youth Hunter of the Year Contest

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), the Louisiana Wildlife Federation and the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Associatio....

LDWF 03/22/2017

Utah Man Arrested in Louisiana on Timber Theft-Related Charges

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said LDAF enforcement agents arrested a Ut....

LDAF 03/22/2017

Gov. Edwards and Monster Moto CEO Alexander Keechle Dedicate Ruston Headquarters Facility

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Monster Moto CEO Alexander Keechle dedicated the company’s new headquarters and manufacturing....

Governor 03/22/2017

State Library of Louisiana Announces 2017 National Poetry Month Program

BATON ROUGE: In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Louisiana Center for the Book announces the seventh annual Just Listen to Yourself: The Loui....

State Library 03/22/2017

State Sells $189 Million in Bonds for Road and State Building Projects

BATON ROUGE: The State Bond Commission held a special meeting today to hold a competitive sale of $189 million in General Obligation (GO) bonds, the p....

Treasury 03/22/2017

DEQ Presents 2017 Environmental Leadership Program Awards

BATON ROUGE: Today, DEQ hosted the Environmental Leadership Awards at the DEQ headquarters in the Galvez building in downtown Baton Rouge. DEQ Secreta....

DEQ 03/22/2017

LWC to sponsor job fair with Urban League of Louisiana

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Workforce Commission is proud to partner with the Urban League of Louisiana to host the Terrebonne-Lafourche Parish Job Fai....

Workforce Commission 03/21/2017

Consumer Alert: Department of Insurance Advises Senior Citizens to Beware of Fraudsters Offering "Free Lunch"

BATON ROUGE: Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is advising senior citizens to be on the lookout for scammers offering financial services. While the m....

DOI 03/21/2017

Gov. Edwards Proclaims Louisiana Ag Day

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an official proclamation declaring March 21, 2017 Agriculture Day (Ag Day) in Louisiana. Organiz....

Governor 03/20/2017

Secretary of State to Test Election Results

BATON ROUGE: Secretary of State Tom Schedler’s office will test its electronic election results system TUESDAY, MARCH 21 at 2 p.m. CST. During t....

SOS 03/20/2017

Louisiana Housing Heroes Initiative Launch

BATON ROUGE: Governor John Bel Edwards in collaboration with the U. S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Louisiana Housing Corp....

LHC 03/18/2017

Attorney General Landry Leads Petition to Scrap EPA's Risk Management Plan Rule

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, leading a coalition of 11 states, filed a Petition for Reconsideration with EPA Administrator Sco....

Attorney General 03/16/2017

Commercial And Crab Trap Closure To End March 22

BATON ROUGE: The 30-day closure of the blue crab commercial fishery and use of crab traps will end Tuesday, March 21 at 11:59 p.m. Commercial and recr....

LDWF 03/16/2017

Louisiana Beginning To See Cases Of Mumps: Health Experts Offer Tips To Avoid Getting Sick

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Health reports that cases of mumps are beginning to appear in Louisiana. As of Wednesday, there have been 12....

DHH 03/16/2017

LDWF’s Waddill Wildlife Refuge to Partially Reopen on March 21

BATON ROUGE: Portions of Waddill Wildlife Refuge in Baton Rouge will reopen to the public Tuesday (March 21), the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and....

LDWF 03/15/2017

LDWF Participating in “Spring Aboard” Boating Safety Campaign

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) are encouraging boaters to enroll in a boating education course prior to the ki....

LDWF 03/15/2017

Gov. Edwards' Statement On Louisiana's Credit Rating

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on Louisiana’s credit rating. Moody’s Investor Services di....

Governor 03/15/2017

Joint Statement from Gov. Edwards, Col. Mike Edmonson

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Col. Mike Edmonson, Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, issued the following statement an....

Governor 03/15/2017

State, Caddo Enter Partnership To Empower 14 Historically Struggling Schools

SHREVEPORT: State Superintendent of Education John White today signed a three-year partnership agreement with Superintendent Lamar Goree of the Caddo....

DOE 03/15/2017

Qualifying For Special Senate District 2 Election

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds everyone that qualifying for the special election to fill State Senate seat vacated by....

SOS 03/14/2017

AG Jeff Landry Arrests Two On Public Corruption Charges

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrests of two former East Feliciana Parish public officials in an alleged con....

Attorney General 03/14/2017

2017 Over-The-Month Industry Gains Move Louisiana In Right Direction

BATON ROUGE: Seasonally adjusted Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) data for January 2017 released today shows Louisiana’s unemployment rate d....

Workforce Commission 03/13/2017

Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop For Week Ending Mar. 4

BATON ROUGE: Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Mar. 4, 2017 decreased to 2,066 from the previous week’s total of 2,273.....

Workforce Commission 03/10/2017

Attorney General Jeff Landry Gets Indictment Against Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has secured indictments against Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa and Olin Berthelot on a b....

Attorney General 03/10/2017

Early Voting Begins Saturday For Spring Municipal Elections

BATON ROUGE: Secretary of State Tom Schedler is encouraging all Louisianians eligible to vote in the Spring Municipal Election cycle to consider votin....

SOS 03/10/2017

Louisiana Department Of Health Seeks Provider Input On Medicaid Quality Measures

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Health will host a series of town hall meetings with clinical providers from across the state to solicit inpu....

DHH 03/10/2017

Problem Gambling Is A Serious Problem In Louisiana

BATON ROUGE: With as many as 275,000 adult Louisiana residents involved in gaming activities, the odds are good that someone you know or love has an a....

DHH 03/09/2017

Department Announces Students Of The Year Regional Finalists

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Education today released the names of 21 students selected as regional finalists in the state's annual St....

DOE 03/09/2017

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Approaching for Workers Affected by Severe Storms in Louisiana Parishes

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Workforce Commission reminds individuals impacted by severe storms in Louisiana parishes that the deadline to apply for Dis....

Workforce Commission 03/09/2017

Well-Ahead Louisiana, Louisiana Restaurant Association, Oschner Eat Fit Partner To Provide Healthy Dining Options

BATON ROUGE: Well-Ahead Louisiana, an initiative of the Louisiana Department of Health, has partnered with the Louisiana Restaurant Association and Oc....

DHH 03/06/2017

USDA Designates Natural Disaster Areas

BATON ROUGE: Nine parishes are eligible for disaster assistance as a result of a recent drought according to the U.S. Department of Agricult....

LDAF 03/03/2017

Department of Health and Department of Corrections Team Up to Provide Health Care Coverage for Newly Released Offenders

BATON ROUGE: Numerous studies show that access to mental health, substance use and other health care services helps former offenders better integrate....

DHH 03/01/2017

Louisiana Ranks No. 4 For Per Capita Project Wins

BATON ROUGE: Today, Site Selection magazine’s annual Governor’s Cup rankings placed Louisiana No. 4 in the U.S. for states that announced....

LED 03/01/2017

Secretary Schedler responds to President Trump's voter fraud investigation

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler issued the following statement today in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement....

SOS 02/25/2017

Tax preparer charged with fraud for falsifying clients’ tax returns

BATON ROUGE: A Louisiana tax preparer faces felony charges for a fraud scheme that cost taxpayers an estimated $300,000.   Melissa Cato (B....

LDR 02/22/2017

Department of Insurance Issues FAQs On Summit Data Breach Impacting Former LAHC Policyholders

~The Louisiana Department of Insurance has been informed that the reinsurance broker contracted by the Louisiana Health Cooperative (LAHC) has experie....

DOI 02/21/2017

Senate President Alario Sets Dates For Special Election To Fill District 2 Seat

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Senate President John A. Alario, Jr. issued a proclamation calling a special election to fill the District 2 seat vacated....

Senate 02/21/2017

LDAF Seed Lab Discovery Prevents Significant Rice Losses

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.,  issued an Emergency Rule Friday rela....

LDAF 02/20/2017

Open burning of household flood debris in Louisiana is harmful and illegal

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality reminds residents affected by the recent flood that burning household debris is....

Emergency.la.gov 02/17/2017

DSNAP Approved for Eligible Residents in Impacted Areas of Orleans

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced federal approval of a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistanc....

DCFS 02/16/2017

Bonding Assistance Program Touted For Small Contractors

LED program provides access to construction industry bonds at reasonable rates BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Economic Development is inviting small constr....

LED 02/13/2017

Affected parishes eligible for disaster unemployment assistance

BATON ROUGE: President Donald J. Trump officially granted a major disaster declaration request for two Louisiana parishes, making disaster unempl....

GOHSEP 02/13/2017

DOTD announces plan to re-bid I-210 Bridge project

LAKE CHARLES: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today that it will re-bid the proposed project to re-deck the I-210....

DOTD 02/13/2017

Commissioner Donelon Extends Protections for Policyholders Impacted by August Flooding

BATON ROUGE: Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is announcing the issuance of an Emergency Rule which extends protections for policyholders impacted b....

DOI 02/10/2017

Department of Insurance Offers Guidance Following Tornado and Hail Damage

Baton Rouge:  The Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) staff is available to help residents who have been affected by this week’s severe....

DOI 02/10/2017

Updated Information on Tuesday's Sever Weather

Baton Rouge:  The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) has received updated information on the tornad....

GOHSEP 02/10/2017

Marvel Selects Louisiana For New Television Series

Baton Rouge:  Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Economic Development announced today that Marvel has begun production on a new television serie....

LED 02/10/2017

Creating Neighborhood Developers Kickoff Saturday, February 11

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LHC 02/07/2017

What You Need To Know About Prescription Drug Coupon Cards

Baton Rouge:  With high prescription drug prices posing challenges for many consumers across the country, the popularity of prescription drug cou....

DOI 02/01/2017

DOTD Announces Long-Awaited Project To Improve Roadway In Northeast Louisiana

Baton Rouge:  Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that it recently took bids on a major project that will....

DOTD 01/27/2017

DOTD Announces Letting Of Fastlane Projects In Acadiana Region

Lafayette:  The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today that with the help of the FASTLANE grant, it recently let....

DOTD 01/27/2017

Agriculture, Business & Community Forums Address Economic Recovery After Floods

Baton Rouge:  Two Agriculture, Business & Community Forums are being held this month to connect local leaders with resources and insights fro....

LED 01/27/2017

Secretary Schedler Responds To President Trump's Voter Fraud Investigation

Baton Rouge:  Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler issued the following statement today in response to President Donald Trump’s announ....

SOS 01/27/2017

LDEQ Raises Awareness To Protect Drinking Water

Baton Rouge:  Over the next few months, members of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s Drinking Water Protection Team will be v....

DEQ 01/19/2017

EPA Rebates Will Fund Cleaner School Buses in 88 Communities

Washington:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today awarded more than $7.7 million to replace or retrofit 401 older diesel school b....

DEQ 01/10/2017

Task Force Submits Final Report, Makes Key Recommendations for Investing In Multimodal Transportation

Baton Rouge :  Charged six months ago with submitting actionable recommendations to Gov. John Bel Edwards by January 1st, the Governor’s Ta....

DOTD 01/10/2017

State Government Office Closures for Saturday, January 7

Baton Rouge: State government offices in 29 parishes will remain closed Saturday, Jan. 7, because of potentially dangerous winter weather conditi....

DOA-Commissioner 01/06/2017

State Offices Closing in 44 Parishes at Noon Today

Due to potential dangerous wintry weather conditions, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing the closure of state government office....

DOA-Commissioner 01/06/2017

Louisiana Unveils Campaign That Highlights Railroad Safety

BATON ROUGE, La.— In its continued effort to promote safety for the traveling public, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development....

DOTD 01/04/2017

USDA Designates Natural Disaster Areas

Baton Rouge:  Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) declared 13 parishes as p....

LDAF 12/20/2016

Registration Details Released for Shelter at Home Program

Baton Rouge: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released registration information for the Shelter at Home Program, a new program that will allow Louisi....

DOA-Commissioner 08/29/2016

State Archives Offers Advice for Salvaging Flooded Documents and Photographs

Baton Rouge: The Louisiana State Archives, under the direction of Secretary of State Tom Schedler, is offering advice for citizens trying to reco....

CRT 08/22/2016

Commissioner Dardenne Announces Re-Opening of All State Offices

Baton Rouge: State offices in all parishes will re-open Monday, Aug. 22. “I thank the many state workers who have worked diligently duri....

DOA-Commissioner 08/20/2016

Office Closures Announced for Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21

Baton Rouge: Due to the extreme flooding situation throughout parts of Louisiana, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing that....

DOA-Commissioner 08/19/2016

Five New Recovery Centers To Open Monday For Flood-Impacted Businesses

Baton Rouge: The U.S. Small Business Administration, Louisiana Economic Development and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center Network today....

LED 08/19/2016

DCFS Announces Parish Locations for First Phase of Disaster SNAP

Baton Rouge: The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced the first of three phases of the Disaster Supplemental Nut....

DCFS 08/19/2016

LDAF Launches GoFundMe Donation Page

Baton Rouge: Devastating flooding has impacted multiple parishes in Louisiana. Donations are needed to assist the animal relief efforts underway....

LDAF 08/18/2016

Volunteers Should Use the Following to Register to Provide Assistance

Baton Rouge: Anyone that would like to provide assistance for the ongoing severe weather and flooding event should call the American Red Cross at....

GOHSEP 08/16/2016

Free Louisiana and Mississippi Disaster Home Cleanup Hotline Available Now

Baton Rouge: From now through September 16, 2016, Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (www.ITDRC.org) and VisionLink (www.VisionLink.....

Emergency.la.gov 08/16/2016

Flood Victims Encouraged to Pre-Register for DSNAP Benefits

Baton Rouge: The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging those who have experienced loss or damage in the seve....

DCFS 08/16/2016

SBA to Close Three Business Recovery Centers; Covington to Convert to a Disaster Loan Outreach Center

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – District Director Michael Ricks of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Louisiana District office announced....

GOHSEP 04/11/2016

Louisiana Residents Encouraged to Pre-Register for Disaster SNAP Benefits

BATON ROUGE -The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging those who have experienced loss or damage in the severe st....

DCFS 03/14/2016

La. Guard continues flood fight: more Guardsmen, rescues

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana National Guard, as directed by Governor John Bel Edwards, continues to assist local agencies in response to sig....

Emergency.la.gov 03/11/2016


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