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In Case You Missed It: Louisiana Teacher of the Year, Students Featured On National Morning News*

BATON ROUGE - Today, 2018 Louisiana Teacher of the Year Kimberly Eckert was featured on CBS This Morning as part of "A More Perfect Uni....

DOE 06/15/2018

Number of People Employed in Louisiana Second Highest in History*

BATON ROUGE – Powered by steadily improving conditions in Louisiana’s economy, the number of individuals employed in Louisiana has increas....

Workforce Commission 06/15/2018

Medicaid Open Enrollment Begins June 15*

BATON ROUGE – Open enrollment for Healthy Louisiana begins June 15, 2018, and runs through July 31, 2018. During this time, people enr....

DHH 06/14/2018

Overwhelming Response by Industry to DOTD's Design-build Projects*

Baton Rouge: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development received five Statements of Qualifications for the Loyola Interchange pro....

DOTD 06/12/2018

HOT CAR ALERT: AG Jeff Landry Offers Tips to Protect Louisiana Children*

BATON ROUGE – With schools out and temperatures rising, Attorney General Jeff Landry is encouraging Louisiana parents and guardians to practice....

Attorney General 06/12/2018

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin Address Press Club

BATON ROUGE: As the last day of the special legislative session wrapped up, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin spoke to members of the Press Club discussi....

SOS 06/19/2018

Body of Pearl River Man Recovered from the West Pearl River

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Office (STPSO) deputies responded to a s....

LDWF 06/16/2018

Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop For Week Ending June 9

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 9, 2018 dropped to 2,883 from the previous week’s total o....

Workforce Commission 06/15/2018

Louisiana Red Snapper Landing Estimates Through June 3

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana anglers are taking full advantage of the red snapper season that opened May 25.   The latest catch statistics recorded b....

LDWF 06/14/2018

Louisiana Red Snapper Landing Estimates Through June 3

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana anglers are taking full advantage of the red snapper season that opened May 25.   The latest catch statistics recorded b....

LDWF 06/14/2018

DOTD Announces Partial Opening of New I-49/I-220 Ramps In Caddo Parish

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the opening of several new interstate ramps as part of the I-49 Segm....

DOTD 06/14/2018

Lake Charles I-210 Bridge Repair Project Bid at 1 Year, $44.5 Million

BATON ROUGE – The $44.5 million repair project for the I-210 Lake Prien Bridge in Lake Charles highlighted the most recent bid results on t....

DOTD 06/13/2018

Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Installing Counterfeit Airbag in Salvaged Vehicle

BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrest of an illegal immigrant for the illegal use of counterfeit trademark.  &....

Attorney General 06/13/2018

Baton Rouge Lawyer Promoted to Louisiana Army Guard Brigadier General

PINEVILLE – Louisiana Army National Guardsman John B. Dunlap III was promoted to the rank of brigadier general during an official ceremony at Ja....

LA National Guard 06/12/2018

La. Guardsman Promoted to Assistant Adjutant General

NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana National Guardsman Rodney B. Painting, of Loranger, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general during an official cer....

LA National Guard 06/12/2018

NetDMR Class Offered June 21 at LDEQ Headquarters in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is offering a class on how to use the Internet Discharge Monitoring Report (NetD....

DEQ 06/12/2018

Three Men Arrested for Oyster Theft in St. Bernard Parish

BATON ROUGE: A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent arrested three St. Bernard men for alleged commercial fishing violations on June 8....

LDWF 06/12/2018

LDWF Schedules Drawdown on Saline Lake

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduled a drawdown of Saline Lake in Natchitoches and Winn parishes for giant sa....

LDWF 06/12/2018

Notice of Intent Filed with State Register

BATON ROUGE: LDAF has filed a notice of intent with the State Register giving public notice that the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Fore....

LDAF 06/11/2018

Insurance Commissioner Donelon Offers Insurance Tips for an Active Hurricane Season

Baton Rouge: June 1st is the official start to hurricane season and the season is off to a scary start with one named storm creating a dry run fo....

DOI 06/11/2018

Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop for Week Ending June 2

Baton Rouge: The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 2, 2018 dropped to 2,946 from the previous week’s total of....

Workforce Commission 06/11/2018

Accruent Announces 350-Job Tech Center In Downtown New Orleans

New Orleans: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Accruent CEO John Borgerding announced the company will create 350 new direct jobs in New Orleans a....

LED 06/11/2018

Convicted Sex Offender Arrested for Child Pornography

BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrest of a convicted sex offender from Washington Parish on multiple charges of....

Attorney General 06/07/2018

Enrollment Underway For Louisiana Contractors Program

Baton Rouge: Enrollment is underway for the award-winning Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute, with new classes starting in September f....

LED 06/06/2018

Dept of Environmental Quality Releases 2018 Disaster Parish Resource Book

Baton Rouge: The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has added the updated 2018 Natural and Catastrophic Disaster Parish Resource Book....

DEQ 06/06/2018

NOTICE: Bills Signed, Vetoed by Gov. Edwards

Baton Rouge: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he signed the following bills into law from the 2018 Regular Legislative Session: ACT 612....

Governor 06/05/2018

NOTICE: Bills Signed, Vetoed by Gov. Edwards

Baton Rouge: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he signed the following bills into law from the 2018 Regular Legislative Session: ACT....

Governor 06/04/2018

Gov. Edwards Releases Statement on Senate Budget Compromise

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the budget compromise passed by the Louisiana State Senate: “To....

Governor 06/03/2018

Tax Foundation Report: State and Local Individual Income Tax Collections Per Capita

BATON ROUGE: The individual income tax is one of the most significant sources of revenue for state and local governments, accounting for 23.5 percent....

Governor 06/01/2018

NOTICE: Bills Signed by Gov. Edwards

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he signed the following bills into law from the 2018 Regular Legislative Session: ACT 516....

Governor 06/01/2018

Louisiana Checkbook Site to be Unveiled to Legislators

BATON ROUGE: Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is giving legislators the first look at Louisiana Checkbook, the state’s transparency a....

DOA-Commissioner 06/01/2018

Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Rise For Week Ending May 26

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 26, 2018 rose to 3,059 from the previous week’s total of 2....

Workforce Commission 06/01/2018

Dept. of Transportation and Development Announces Bid Results for Statewide Projects

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) recently announced that ten projects around the state were....

DOTD 06/01/2018

DOTD Announces Lane Closures For Mississippi River Bridge Repair Work

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that beginning on June 1, road work will begin on the Mississi....

DOTD 06/01/2018

Insurance Commissioner Donelon Offers Insurance Tips for an Active Hurricane Season

BATON ROUGE: June 1st is the official start to hurricane season and the season is off to a scary start with one named storm creating a dry run fo....

DOI 06/01/2018

Cattle Rustling Ring Busted

BATON ROUGE – Three people are accused of stealing livestock valued at more than $1 million dollars from four Louisiana livestock markets.....

LDAF 06/01/2018

Local High School Student Aims High to Become Fighter Pilot

BELLE CHASSE – Its not every day that civilians get to sit in the seat of an F-15 Eagle Fighter Jet. But for high school student and aspiring fi....

LA National Guard 06/01/2018

Bienville Parish Timber Theft Arrest

BATON ROUGE – Investigators with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) arrested a Bienville Parish man suspected....

LDAF 05/31/2018

DOTD Receives Significant Interest in First Solicited Public Private Partnership

BATON ROUGE - On Tuesday, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development received six responses to their Request for Qualifications i....

DOTD 05/31/2018

Hammond Town Hall Meeting Set to Discuss Opioid Epidemic

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Health is seeking public input on key strategies to address Louisiana’s opioid epidemic. Over the next....

DHH 05/30/2018

Department of Education Announces Finalists For 2019 Louisiana Teacher and Principle of the Year Awards

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Department of Education today announced the finalists for the 2019 Teacher and Principal of the Year awards during t....

DOE 05/30/2018

Baton Rouge Woman Arrested for Kicking Patient in Her Care

BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrest of a Baton Rouge woman accused of committing battery against her Medicaid patien....

Attorney General 05/30/2018

Protect Yourself This Hurricane Season

BATON ROUGE – With a weather system heading into the Gulf of Mexico and June 1 marking the start of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Attorney....

Attorney General 05/29/2018

Nearly 7,000 Louisiana Teacher Leaders Gather for Annual Summit

NEW ORLEANS: This week, the Louisiana Department of Education will convene nearly 7,000 Louisiana Teacher Leaders for the 6th Annual Louisia....

DOE 05/29/2018

Small Business Roundtables To Begin New Session; Applications Now Open

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Economic Development is growing its Small and Emerging Business Development Program by expanding its statewide network o....

LED 05/29/2018

DEQ 2018 Disaster Parish Resource Book Available Online

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has added the updated 2018 Natural and Catastrophic Disaster Parish Resource Boo....

DEQ 05/29/2018

Over-The-Year Gains Strengthen Louisiana's Economy

BATON ROUGE – Data released last Friday by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increa....

Workforce Commission 05/25/2018

Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Rise For Week Ending May 19

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 19, 2018 rose to 2,351 from the previous week’s total of 2....

Workforce Commission 05/25/2018

Gov. Edwards Provides Update on Subtropical Storm Alberto

BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards provided an update on Subtropical Storm Alberto. This afternoon, Gov. Edwards hosted a conference cal....

GOHSEP 05/25/2018

Gov. Edwards Issues Video Urging All Louisianans to Monitor the Tropical Weather

Baton Rouge – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) i....

GOHSEP 05/24/2018

US Foods To Expand F. Christiana Distribution Facility In Jefferson Parish

MARRERO — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced US Foods will make a significant investment to expand the company’s F. Christiana distrib....

LED 05/24/2018

Notice – Request For Proposals: Certified Louisiana Program

BATON ROUGE: This Request for Proposals (RFP) issued by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry is for the purpose of obtaining competiti....

LDAF 05/24/2018

Two Arrested for Child Pornography in Jefferson Parish

BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry's Office has arrested two Jefferson Parish men on multiple charges of child pornography. &nb....

Attorney General 05/24/2018

Louisiana Guard Sends Aviation Support to Texas-Mexico Border

PINEVILLE – Following a request from the state of Texas and with the approval of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana National Gua....

LA National Guard 05/24/2018

Higher Calling Honoring Those Who Served

BATON ROUGE: Providing the last respects to honor the men and women who have served their country is a higher calling. This video gives tribute to the....

LA National Guard 05/24/2018

DCFS Encourages Faith, Business, Community Groups to Join the Growing 'Louisiana Fosters' Movement

BATON ROUGE – As National Foster Care Month comes to an end, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is urging more fait....

DCFS 05/24/2018

Restore Louisiana Hosts Outreach Events Ahead of Survey Deadline

BATON ROUGE – The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program will host a series of outreach events across the state to assist homeowners in....

Restore LA 05/23/2018

DXC Technology Dedicates New Orleans Digital Transformation Center

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Executive Vice President Jim Smith of DXC Technology....

LED 05/23/2018

Department Asks National Experts To Weigh In On Tool To Measure Schools' Enrichment Opportunities

BATON ROUGE -- In an effort to develop a new tool to measure whether schools are providing students with access to a well-rounded education, the Louis....

DOE 05/23/2018

Legal State Holiday Proclaimed - National Memorial Day

Gov. John Bel Edwards has proclaimed Monday, May 28, 2018, as a legal state holiday – National Memorial Day. See the attached proclamation.....

DSCS 05/22/2018

LDEQ to Host Water Quality Trading Stakeholder Meeting

BATON ROUGE: LDEQ is hosting a Water Quality Trading Stakeholder Meeting: When:  June 13, 9:30 a.m. Where: Galvez Building - LDEQ Headquart....

DEQ 05/21/2018

Sales Tax Discount In Effect For Hurricane Supplies May 26-27

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana residents can buy flashlights, batteries, portable generators and other hurricane supplies with a disco....

LDR 05/21/2018

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin Takes Oath of Office

BATON ROUGE—R. Kyle Ardoin was formally sworn in today during a short ceremony at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol. Judge Yvette Alexander ad....

SOS 05/18/2018

Louisiana Adds 'Ed Talks' Speaker Series to 2018 Teacher Leader Summit Lineup

BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Department of Education today announced the addition of a new speaker series to the lineup for the 2018 Teacher Lead....

DOE 05/18/2018

Annual Survey Shows Louisiana Families Satisfied With Early Childhood Care, Need More Information About Center Quality

BATON ROUGE -- While more families report being satisfied with programming at their child's early childhood education center, they need better inf....

DOE 05/17/2018

NOTICE – Notice of Intent filed with State Register (LAC 7:XV.169 – Roseau Cane Scale Quarantine)

BATON ROUGE: LDAF has filed a notice of intent with the State Register giving public notice that the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry,....

LDAF 05/15/2018

DCFS Launches New Foster Parent Recruitment Campaign during Foster Care Month

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is marking National Foster Care Month, celebrated annually in May,....

DCFS 05/15/2018

Louisiana Receives Three Bids For New Voting Machines

BATON ROUGE: The Secretary of State’s Office today announced three companies submitted bids to provide new voting technology for the state in re....

SOS 05/14/2018

State Health Department Confirms Measles Case in New Orleans

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana state health officials are investigating a confirmed case of measles in New Orleans. The illness was confirmed....

DHH 05/11/2018

NetDMR Class Offered May 15 and June 21 at LDEQ Headquarters in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is offering a class on how to use the Internet Discharge Monitoring Report (NetD....

DEQ 05/11/2018

Eligibility At Risk For Some Medicaid Enrollees Beginning July 1

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Health will begin mailing notices tomorrow to nearly 37,000 Medicaid enrollees informing them their el....

DHH 05/09/2018

Louisiana State Income Tax Filing Extensions Must Be Requested Before the May 15 Filing Deadline

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana taxpayers who need more time to file their state individual income taxes must request extensions before....

LDR 05/07/2018

Louisiana Receives Three Bids For New Voting Machines

BATON ROUGE –The Secretary of State’s Office today announced three companies submitted bids to provide new voting technology for the state....

SOS 05/03/2018

Secretary of State to Test Election Results

BATON ROUGE—Secretary of State Tom Schedler’s office will test its electronic election results system TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018 at 2 p.....

SOS 04/23/2018

LDH Awards $8 Million to the Baton Rouge Water Company for Drinking Water System Improvements

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public Health awarded an $8 million loan to the Baton Rouge Water Company through th....

DHH 04/23/2018

GOHSEP Receives Reaccreditation Through EMAP

BATON ROUGE – The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) has maintained its accreditation through....

GOHSEP 04/20/2018

ADVISORY: Health Department to Offer No-Cost STD Testing

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public health is offering STD testing at no cost to patients at sel....

DHH 04/17/2018

Gov. Edwards Updates Restore LA Task Force on Recovery Progress and $1.2 Billion in Federal Flood Protection Funding

BATON ROUGE: The recent allocation of $1.2 billion in CDBG-DR funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to Louisiana for mitig....

Restore LA 04/13/2018

Donelon, Talbot, Thibaut and Smith Join Forces to Stabilize Health Insurance Market

BATON ROUGE: Insurance Commissioner James Donelon is joining with Representative Kirk Talbot and Representative Major Thibaut along with Senator John....

DOI 04/11/2018

GOHSEP Hosts National Sheltering and Housing Workshop

New Orleans (April 3, 2018) – The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is hosting the first National....

GOHSEP 04/03/2018

Louisiana Poets Gather for National Poetry Month Event at State Library

BATON ROUGE: In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Louisiana Center for the Book is pleased to announce the eighth annual Just Listen to Y....

State Library 03/28/2018

2017-2018 Louisiana Readers' Choice Winner Announced

BATON ROUGE: The State Library of Louisiana is excited to announce the results of the 2017-2018 Louisiana Readers’ Choice Awards, which include....

State Library 03/20/2018

Prison Inmate Faces Felony Charges for Years-Long Tax Fraud Scheme Committed While Behind Bars

BATON ROUGE – A former federal prison inmate faces state felony charges for an elaborate scheme, while he was behind bars, to steal hundreds of....

LDR 03/20/2018

Dept. of Revenue Encourages Taxpayers to Check Refund Status Online

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana taxpayers can check the status of their state income tax refunds online with the “Where’s My Refund?”....

LDR 03/19/2018

DCFS Report Shows 77 Percent Increase in Juvenile Human Trafficking Victims Identified in 2017

BATON ROUGE - A 2018 report on human trafficking, including trafficking of children for sexual purposes and commercial sexual exploitation, showed a 7....

DCFS 02/28/2018

Gov. Edwards Issues State Emergency Declaration Due to River Flooding

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in several parishes across Louisiana as a result of severe weather and floodin....

Emergency.la.gov 02/26/2018

State Office Closures For 1/19 [UPDATED]

BATON ROUGE: Due to ongoing issues associated with the extreme weather event, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing that state off....

DOA-Commissioner 01/18/2018

State Offices Closed 1/18 [Updated]

BATON ROUGE: Due to extreme weather possible as freezing temperatures impact Louisiana, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing that....

DOA-Commissioner 01/17/2018

State Offices Closed Noon Tuesday Through Wednesday

BATON ROUGE: Due to extreme weather possible as freezing temperatures impact Louisiana, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing that....

DOA-Commissioner 01/16/2018

State Offices Closed Tuesday, Jan. 16, in 48 Parishes [Updated]

BATON ROUGE: Due to extreme weather possible as freezing temperatures impact Louisiana, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing that....

DOA-Commissioner 01/15/2018

Hurricane Harvey Evacuees: Register with FEMA for Housing Help

BATON ROUGE: Texas Hurricane Harvey survivors who evacuated to Louisiana and seek sheltering assistance and other federal help must first register wit....

GOHSEP 09/07/2017

Donation Center Established in Alexandria for Texas Survivors of Harvey

BATON ROUGE: United Way of Central Louisiana has set up a donation center at the Kress Theatre in Alexandria to accept new clothing for Texas survivor....

DCFS 08/31/2017

State Opens Alexandria Mega Shelter for Texas Harvey Survivors

BATON ROUGE: Tonight, the LSU AgCenter mega shelter in Alexandria opened to take in Texas survivors from Tropical Storm Harvey. The shelter is staffed....

DCFS 08/30/2017

Statement from Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tropical Storm Harvey

BATON ROUGE: Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement regarding the severe weather expected in Southwest Louisiana as a result of Tropic....

Emergency.la.gov 08/27/2017

State Offices Closed in Calcasieu, Cameron Parishes Monday, Aug 28

BATON ROUGE: Due to extreme weather possible as Hurricane Harvey impacts Louisiana, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is closing state offic....

Emergency.la.gov 08/27/2017

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

Homeowner Assistance Survey for 2016 Floods Begins April 10

Baton Rouge: Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Office of Community Development is urging all homeowners affected by the March and August 2016 floods t....

Restore LA 04/10/2017

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

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 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


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