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Millions in Unclaimed Tax Refunds Headed for Unclaimed Property Unless Taxpayers Take Action*

BATON ROUGE – Millions of dollars in state income tax refunds will become unclaimed property if taxpayers don’t claim them by September 6,....

LDR 08/18/2017

Governor Edwards Asks RESTORE Task Force to Expand Flood Assistance*

BATON ROUGE: Gov. John Bel Edwards announced today that he is requesting the Restore Louisiana Task Force to consider expanding the Homeowner Ass....

Governor 08/18/2017

New Videos Spotlight Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped*

BATON ROUGE: The National Library Service offers wonderful services for the blind and physically handicapped. The Talking Books and Braille Libra....

State Library 08/18/2017

August Flood Anniversary a Reminder to Prepare as the Peak of Hurricane Season Approaches*

BATON ROUGE: Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is reminding Louisiana insurance policyholders to get   ready as we enter the peak of t....

DOI 08/14/2017

August 21-25 is Voter Registration Week*

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana's annual Voter Registration Week will be observed statewide from Aug. 21-25, 2017. Below is a comprehensive listing of sche....

SOS 08/14/2017

Free Online Training Available for Louisiana trappers

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has partnered with the Louisiana Trappers and Alligator Hunters Association and t....

LDWF 08/15/2017

Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Aug. 5

BATON ROUGE: The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Aug. 5, 2017 increased to 2,627 from the previous week’s total o....

Workforce Commission 08/14/2017

Department Funds Partnerships, Programming To Prepare Students With Disabilities For Post-Secondary Success

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Education today announced plans to award $350,000 in grant funding to build and implement new programming to....

DOE 08/11/2017

New Dove Hunting Regulation on LDWF WMAs and Leased Dove Fields Will Be In Effect During 2017-18 Season

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is reminding dove hunters that a new regulation governing the type of shot dove....

LDWF 08/10/2017

Recreational For-Hire Meetings Scheduled Across the Coast

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Fisheries Forward (LFF), in conjunction with the Louisiana Charter Boat Association (LCBA), will host a series of educational m....

LDWF 08/10/2017

Louisiana Anglers Roll Into Another Red Snapper Fishing Weekend

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana anglers moved the needle only slightly in the latest catch numbers of red snapper meaning there will be yet another weeken....

LDWF 08/10/2017

Farm Recovery Grant Program Application Deadline Approaching

BATON ROUGE: The deadline for agricultural producers to apply for recovery grant money is August 30, 2017. To date, there are a little more than 100 a....

LDAF 08/10/2017

DOTD Signs Contract to Widen Interstate-10

BATON ROUGE: Sec. Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), announced today that the multi-million dollar....

DOTD 08/10/2017

Public Comment Period Opens for Proposed Changes to State Flood Recovery Plan

BATON ROUGE: Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Office of Community Development opens a 14-day public comment period on Friday, Aug. 11 regarding proposed c....

Restore LA 08/10/2017

After the Storm: Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon and Attorney General Jeff Landry Offer Tips for Consumers

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon and Attorney General Jeff Landry are encouraging victims of the flooding event this pas....

DOI 08/09/2017

Nine Cited for Closed Season Shrimping Violations in St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agents cited nine people in five separate vessels for alleged shrimping....

LDWF 08/09/2017

Gov. Edwards' Statement Following Meeting with Louisiana Business Leaders

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement upon the completion of a meeting with more than 20 business leaders from ac....

Governor 08/08/2017

Children's Author and Musician Johnette Downing to Receive 2017 Louisiana Writer Award

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana is thrilled to announce that beloved Louisiana author and musician Jo....

State Library 08/08/2017

Voter Registration Week 2017

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana's annual Voter Registration Week will be observed statewide from Aug. 21-25, 2017. Below is a comprehensive listing of sche....

SOS 08/07/2017

Deadline Extended For Flood Recovery Program

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) has extended the application deadline for the Multifamily Restoration Loan Funding Program until....

LHC 08/07/2017

More Outreach Dates Announced for Flood-Impacted Homeowners

BATON ROUGE: The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program has added outreach events for August. Program representatives will be available t....

Restore LA 08/03/2017

School is Starting Soon - Is Your Child Fully Vaccinated?

BATON ROUGE: The new school year is almost here, but will your child be ready? Besides shopping for supplies, the back-to-school checklist should incl....

DHH 08/03/2017

National Farmers Market Week Declared

BATON ROUGE: August 6-13, 2017 has been declared National Farmers Market Week by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny....

LDAF 08/03/2017

Gov. Edwards Helps to Empower Children and Adults with Disabilities

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards officially proclaimed August 2017 as #ABLEtoSave Month, raising awareness about the integral role the Achiev....

Governor 08/01/2017

Three Louisiana Schools Named Don’t Quit! Fitness Winners

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils, announced that....

Governor 07/31/2017

DOTD Encourages Safe Travel as Students Prepare to Go Back to School

BATON ROUGE: As students prepare to start a new school year, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development would like to remind motorists....

DOTD 07/31/2017

Restore La. Begins Statewide Survey for Flood-Impacted Small Businesses

BATON ROUGE: The Restore Louisiana program is launching a statewide survey this week for small businesses affected by the March and August 2016 floods....

Restore LA 07/31/2017

Department Announces 2018 Louisiana Teacher and Principle of the Year

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Education tonight announced the 2018 Louisiana State Teacher and Principal of the Year at the 11th&....

DOE 07/28/2017

Department Seeks External Review To Improve Three State Special Schools

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Education today issued a request for proposals (RFP), seeking an external review of schools in the state'....

DOE 07/28/2017

Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop For Week Ending July 22

BATON ROUGE: Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 22, 2017 decreased to 2,700 from the previous week’s total of 2,939.....

Workforce Commission 07/28/2017

Nonfarm & Private-Sector Jobs Post Strong Growth From June 2016

BATON ROUGE: Data released on Friday, July 21, 2017, by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that the total not-seasonally adjusted nonfarm....

Workforce Commission 07/28/2017

New Session Set For Louisiana Small Contractor Accreditation Program

BATON ROUGE: An innovative program to help small construction companies build a solid foundation for business growth and success is returning this fal....

LED 07/26/2017

DOTD To Hold Public Meeting For I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Project

LAKE CHARLES: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will be hosting an open-....

DOTD 07/26/2017

Bipartisan Group of Governors to Senate: Work with Us on Bipartisan Reforms

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards (D-La.) joined Governors John R. Kasich (R-Ohio), Steve Bullock (D-Mont.), Brian Sandoval (R-Nev.), Phi....

Governor 07/26/2017

Two Additional Farm Recovery Grant Program Meetings Scheduled

BATON ROUGE: Two more outreach meetings are scheduled for South Louisiana agricultural producers to discuss guidelines and the application proces....

LDAF 07/26/2017

Horse Tests Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis

BATON ROUGE: An unvaccinated horse in Iberville Parish tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and Department of Agriculture and Fo....

LDAF 07/25/2017

NOTICE-Emergency Rule Filed with State Register : LAC 7:XXI.1909 (Turtles)

BATON ROUGE: LDAF filed an emergency rule with the State Register giving public notice that in accordance with the emergency provisions of the Adminis....

LDAF 07/25/2017

LWC, Ochsner Recruiting Veterans For Healthcare Jobs, LPN Training Program

SLIDELL: The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has partnered with Ochsner Health System to provide specialized training and employment opportunitie....

Workforce Commission 07/25/2017

In Case You Missed It: Louisiana's Curriculum-Driven Reform Improves Student Achievement, Attracts National Attention

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana's innovative approach to curriculum is showing instructional alignment and early student gains, according to an articl....

DOE 07/25/2017

Restore La. Housing Assistance Centers Host Open House Events

BATON ROUGE: Restore Louisiana hosts another round of open house events in late July and early August to assist homeowners impacted by the March....

Restore LA 07/25/2017

Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop For Week Ending July 15

BATON ROUGE: Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 15, 2017 decreased to 2,939 from the previous week’s total of 3,019.....

Workforce Commission 07/21/2017

Gov. Edwards Statement on the Resignation of Calvin Braxton

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the resignation of Calvin Braxton from the Louisiana State Police Commis....

Governor 07/21/2017

Department Recovers $4 Million for Insurance Policyholders

BATON ROUGE: Insurance policyholders collected an additional $4 million in the first half of the year as a result of assistance provided by the Louisi....

DOI 07/20/2017

Eight Years In A Row: LED FastStart Ranks As No. 1 State Workforce Training Program In Nation

BATON ROUGE: Today, Business Facilities ranked LED FastStart® as the nation’s No. 1 state workforce training program for a re....

LED 07/20/2017

St. Charles Parish Jury Convicts Larry Thompson

BATON ROUGE: Attorney General Jeff Landry issued the following statement after his office obtained a unanimous jury conviction of Larry Thompson on ch....

Attorney General 07/19/2017

SB&D: Louisiana Ranks No. 1 In Projects Per Capita For 9th Year In A Row

BATON ROUGE: Today, Southern Business & Development magazine ranked Louisiana No. 1 for the ninth consecutive year as the Southern state....

LED 07/18/2017

Calcasieu Parish Man Arrested on Over 100 Counts of Child Pornography

SULPHUR: Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit (CCU) has arrested a Sulphur man for possessing sexual abuse images of children. &ld....

Attorney General 07/17/2017

Jump Start Super Summer Institute Draws Record Attendance

LAFAYETTE: More than 600 Louisiana educators today convened for the 2017 Jump Start Super Summer Institute, a five-day professional development even....

DOE 07/17/2017

EPA to Host Drinking Water Preparedness Best Practice Webinar July 19

BATON ROUGE: EPA’s Office of Water is planning a Best Practice Webinar on Promoting Preparedness to Protect a Town’s Drinking Water on Jul....

DEQ 07/14/2017

More than 7,000 Homeowners Moving Through Restore La. Assistance Program

BATON ROUGE: Nearly 7,500 flood-impacted homeowners are in the process of receiving help with construction or reimbursement checks through Louisiana&r....

Restore LA 07/14/2017

Louisiana Positives

Economic Development New Orleans ranks 19th among U.S. ports for container cargo imports in 2016, according to the Descartes-Datamyne annual U.S....

Senate 07/13/2017

Medicaid Fraud Takedown a Success in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has arrested 19 and obtained a grand jury indictment against t....

Attorney General 07/13/2017

Armed Robbery Fugitive Captured in New Orleans by LBI

NEW ORLEANS: Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI) has arrested a New Orleans man wanted for an armed robbery c....

Attorney General 07/12/2017

Baton Rouge Man Arrested on 400 Counts of Child Pornography

BATON ROUGE: Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the arrest of a Baton Rouge man on 400 counts of possession of child pornography. “This e....

Attorney General 07/11/2017

Media Advisory: Qualifying Begins Wednesday for 2017 Statewide/Municipal Elections

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds everyone that qualifying for the October Statewide/Municipal Elections begins on Wednes....

SOS 07/10/2017

Gov. Edwards And The Water Institute Of The Gulf CEO Justin Ehrenwerth Announce Pact With Global Water Research Leader Deltares

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and President and CEO Justin Ehrenwerth of The Water Institute of the Gulf announced the Baton Rouge-based W....

LED 07/10/2017

State Settles Private Hospital Financing Dispute With CMS

BATON ROUGE: Today, the State of Louisiana announced that the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid S....

DHH 07/10/2017

CEO Roundtables Program Expands To Six Louisiana Cities

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Economic Development is expanding its successful CEO Roundtables program to six cities throughout the state, with classes begin....

LED 07/07/2017

Gov. Edwards Highlights New Medicaid Expansion Annual Report

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the publication of the first Medicaid expansion annual report highlighting the one year anniversar....

DHH 07/06/2017

State Agencies to Host Regional Health Care Provider Workforce Summits

BATON ROUGE: Hiring qualified workers has been a continuing challenge for health care businesses that provide home and community-based services. In re....

DHH 07/05/2017

Official Statement

BATON ROUGE: It brings DOTD great sadness to announce that on Monday, July 3, 2017, a tragic accident occurred that took the life of DOTD employee Pau....

DOTD 07/03/2017

Dangerous Heat Levels for the 4th of July

BATON ROUGE: The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is urging everyone to be aware of dangerous heat lev....

GOHSEP 07/03/2017

Schedler Denies Massive Data Request From Presidential Commission On Election Integrity

BATON ROUGE: Secretary of State Tom Schedler announced today that he will not comply with the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity request to....

SOS 07/03/2017

PROJECT UPDATE: Church Street Bridge replacement in Natchitoches Parish

BATON ROUGE: Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development released an update on the project to replace the Church Street Bridge i....

DOTD 06/30/2017

Medicaid Expansion Annual Report

BATON ROUGE: As of June 26, 2017, more than 433,000 Louisiana residents who lacked coverage for essential health care services a year ago, now have co....

DHH 06/30/2017

Payments Authorized For Solar Energy System Purchasers Affected by Tax Credit Cap

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Revenue will process and pay claims for state tax credits to owners of qualifying residential solar energy sy....

LDR 06/29/2017

State Office Closed in Five Southwest Louisiana Parishes of Thursday, June 22

BATON ROUGE: Due to extreme weather possible as Tropical Storm Cindy impacts Louisiana, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is closing state o....

DOA-Commissioner 06/21/2017

GOHSEP Continues Operations in Response to Tropical Storm Cindy

BATON ROUGE: The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) continues 24/7 operations in the state emergency ope....

Emergency.la.gov 06/21/2017

As Storm Approaches, Protect Tax Records & Financial Documents

BATON ROUGE: With tropical storm warnings in effect for parts of the state, the Louisiana Department of Revenue encourages taxpayers to protect their....

LDR 06/20/2017

EPA to Conduct Field Work at Colonial Creosote Site in Washington Parish, La.

DALLAS: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has started to conduct work for the remedial investigation of the Colonial Creosote site in Was....

DEQ 06/19/2017

Ed Price Takes Oath of Office as New District 2 State Senator

BATON ROUGE: Ed Price (D-Gonzales) is the new District 2 State Senator. Sen. Price comes to the Senate from the House of Representatives. He won a spe....

Senate 06/19/2017

National Hurricane Center Monitoring Two Areas of Low Pressure in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean

BATON ROUGE: The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) urges everyone to be aware of two areas of low press....

GOHSEP 06/18/2017

Upcoming Elections

Oct. 14, 2017 - Open Primary/Orleans Municipal Parochial Primary Nov. 18, 2017 - Open General/Orleans Municipal Parochial General March 24, 201....

SOS 06/15/2017

Governor Edwards Declares June Homeownership Month

BATON ROUGE: Governor John Bel Edwards issued a proclamation today declaring June Homeownership Month in Louisiana. During Homeownership Month, t....

LHC 06/01/2017

Sales Tax Discount Available for Hurricane Preparedness Items May 27 & 28

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana residents can buy flashlights, batteries, portable generators and other emergency supplies with reduced state sales tax during....

LDR 05/22/2017

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

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

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

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

Commissioner Donelon Issues Emergency Insurance Rule for Policyholders Impacted by Flooding

Baton Rouge: Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is announcing the issuance of an Emergency Rule which allows greater protection and flexibility f....

DOI 08/18/2016

State Office Closures Announced for Wednesday, August 17

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

DOA-Commissioner 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

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

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

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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