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In Case You Missed It: National Report Praises Louisiana's ESSA Plan*

  Alliance for Excellent Education Gives State Highest Marks on 11 of 13 Indicat....

DOE 06/22/2017

Gov. Edwards' Statement on Senate Health Care Bill*

BATON ROUGE: Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the United States Senate health care bill released today: “We can all....

Governor 06/22/2017

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

DOTD Reminds Motorists To Drive Safely During Severe Weather*

BATON ROUGE: As areas across Louisiana prepare for heavy rainfall, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development reminds motorists to use....

DOTD 06/20/2017

LDWF Announces Dates for 2017 White Lake WCA Teal Season Lottery

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for the 2017 lottery teal hunts on the White Lake Wet....

LDWF 06/21/2017

District 02 Road Status

NEW ORLEANS: Effective immediately, the following road closures and high water notifications are in place due to heavy rains. The roads will be reopen....

DOTD 06/21/2017

Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Louisiana in response to flash flooding and severe wea....

Governor 06/21/2017

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

BESE Approves $2.2 Million Expansion of Teacher Preparation Residencies

  Grant AwardeesWill Increase Number of Special Ed Teachers, Fill Rural Classroo....

DOE 06/21/2017

Jump Start Pre-Engineering Career Pathway to Provide High School Students With Advanced Skill, College Credit

First-of-its-Kind Pathway Designed for Students Pursuing Both TOPS and Jump Start Diplomas BATON ROUGE: Louisiana high school students will be able....

DOE 06/20/2017

Two St. Tammany Men Arrested by Cyber Crime Unit

BATON ROUGE: Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit has arrested two St. Tammany Parish men on multiple child exploitation charges.&nbs....

Attorney General 06/20/2017

Gov. Edwards and State Officials Preparing for Potential Impact of Tropical Storm Cindy

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards received the latest updates on Tropical Storm Cindy in the Gulf of Mexico from the Governor’s Office o....

Governor 06/20/2017

Greater Amberjack Commercial Season to Close

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the 2017 commercial fishing season for greater amberjack in Louisiana state....

LDWF 06/20/2017

Illegal Selling of Red Snapper Leads to Drug Charges

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two men for alleged commercial fishing and drug violations on Jun....

LDWF 06/19/2017

Louisiana Shrimp Season to Close June 23 in a Portion of Inside Waters

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the 2017 spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 2....

LDWF 06/19/2017

Prepare for Tropical System Invest 93L

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said livestock owners along the Louisiana coast should....

LDAF 06/19/2017

State Officials Monitoring Tropical Development in the Gulf of Mexico

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards took part in briefings with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOH....

Governor 06/19/2017

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

Ten States Lead in Fight Against Sanctuary Cities

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a 10-state coalition in defense of P....

Attorney General 06/19/2017

Lousiana to Establish Wait List for Child Care Assistance Program Starting July 1

  Demand for Child Care from Working Families Exceeds Funded Slots....

DOE 06/19/2017

Department Revokes Child Care License

  Young Child Left Early Learning Center, Wandered into Busy Street....

DOE 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

Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop For Week Ending June 10

BATON ROUGE: Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 10, 2017 decreased to 2,903 from the previous week’s total of 2,965.....

Workforce Commission 06/16/2017

Nonfarm & Private Sector Jobs Improve, Louisiana Economy Picks Up

BATON ROUGE: Seasonally adjusted data for the month of May shows that total nonfarm employment gained 10,500 jobs over the month for a new figure of 1....

Workforce Commission 06/16/2017

Mauser Announces Industrial Packaging Project In Ascension Parish

Project to result in $10 million capital investment, 75 new direct and indirect jobs in Geismar GEISMAR: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mauser Gr....

LED 06/16/2017

51 Arrests Made in Statewide Initiative to Reduce Internet Crimes Against Children

  BATON ROUGE: Joined by numerous police departments, sheriff’s offices, and state and federal agencies at a press conference this after....

Attorney General 06/16/2017

Bipartisan Group of Governors Calls for Meaningful Health Care Reform

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards (D-La.), along with Governors John R. Kasich (R-Ohio), John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), Steve Bullock (D-Mo....

Governor 06/16/2017

Bills Signed Into Law by Gov. Edwards, Regular Legislative Session 2017

BATON ROUGE: ACT 150 – HB 333: Authorizes the secretary of the Dept. of Revenue to require the filing of electronic tax returns and t....

Governor 06/15/2017

Select Comfort To Establish Contact Center In Jefferson Parish

Project will add 225 new direct jobs supporting Sleep Number products BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Select Comfort Corp. executive....

LED 06/15/2017

LED Secretary Don Pierson Participates In White House Workforce Summit

Louisiana leader shares state’s workforce success with President Trump, Labor Secretary Acosta, Commerce Secretary Ross and other federal, state....

LED 06/15/2017

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

$43 Million Small Business Loan Program Open for ‘Essential Services’ Only Until June 30

BATON ROUGE: The Restore Louisiana Small Business Assistance Program is open for flood-impacted local businesses that provide essential goods or servi....

Restore LA 06/14/2017

Majority Whip Congressman Steve Scalise Shot; Attorney General Jeff Landry Reacts

BATON ROUGE: Following this morning’s tragic shooting in Alexandria, Virginia – Louisiana Attorney General  Jeff Landry released....

Attorney General 06/14/2017

Ochsner Medical Assistant Training Program - River Parishes to Host Inaugural Graduation Ceremony

BATON ROUGE: Students from the Ochsner Medical Assistant (MA) Training Program – River Parishes will receive certification this week during thei....

Workforce Commission 06/13/2017

Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Rise For Week Ending June 3

BATON ROUGE: Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 3, 2017 increased to 2,965 from the previous week’s total of 2,907.....

Workforce Commission 06/13/2017

LDAF Accepting Organic Cost-Share Rebate Applications

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said Louisiana agricultural producers and handlers who have either o....

LDAF 06/13/2017

Strain Statement on Meeting with White House Officials on Infrastructure

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said it was a tremendous honor to represent the n....

LDAF 06/12/2017

Louisiana, Federal Government in Talks to Increase Red Snapper Fishing Days

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana is among the five Gulf states considering a proposal that could lead to more fishing days for red snapper in federal waters. Un....

LDWF 06/08/2017

Sabre Industries Announces 50-Job Expansion In Bossier City

BOSSIER CITY: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Sabre Industries CEO and President Peter J. Sandore announced the company will make a $1.6 million capi....

LED 06/08/2017

Department Launches Fellowship Program to Enhance Career Education

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Education has partnered with national non-profit organization America Achieves to launch the Louisiana Educat....

DOE 06/08/2017

Survey: 1 In 4 Adults Would Swim With Diarrhea

Diarrheal outbreaks linked to swimming are a persistent challenge for aquatic venues BATON ROUGE: Beginning on Memorial Day, Americ....

DHH 06/07/2017

Louisiana Receives Over $500k in Johnson & Johnson Settlement

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and 42 other State Attorneys General have reached a $33 million settlement with Johnson & John....

Attorney General 06/01/2017

LWC Offers Bonding Services to State Employers

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) offers bonding services for hard-to-place job seekers under the Fidelity Bonding Program.....

Workforce Commission 06/01/2017

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

Louisiana Launches Business Startup Program For Veterans

Partnership includes LED, Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, Louisiana National Guard, Louisiana Business & Technology Center and LSU Execu....

LED 05/24/2017

Speedy Arrests Made in Richland Parish Cattle Thefts

BATON ROUGE: Two people from Franklin Parish are accused of stealing livestock. Inspectors say the suspects tried to sell two heifers to employee....

LDAF 05/23/2017

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

Door-to-Door Crisis Counseling Offered by Louisiana Spirit

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Spirit crisis counselors continue to go door-to-door in select communities where they are offering crisis counseling services t....

DHH 05/17/2017

Louisiana Department of Health Gets $8.1 Million Federal Grant to Address Opioid Crisis

BATON ROUGE: The State now has more funding to fight the opioid epidemic. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a....

DHH 05/15/2017

It's Time to Build: DOTD Announces Participation in Infrastructure Week 2017

BATON ROUGE: Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces its participation in Infrastructure Week, a national week of....

DOTD 05/15/2017

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 05/15/2017

Environmental Reviews, Applications Begin in Homeowner Assistance Program

BATON ROUGE: At its meeting on Friday, May 12 at the state Capitol, the Restore Louisiana Task Force received updates on substantial progress....

Restore LA 05/12/2017

New Program Pays For Some Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

BATON ROUGE: Some Louisiana residents who are employed but currently receive their health care coverage under Medicaid may now be eligible for a progr....

DHH 05/10/2017

The Department of Health Is Seeking Public Comment On Hepatitis C Initiative

BATON ROUGE: Hepatitis C is a serious condition that affects approximately 73,000 Louisiana residents, with approximately 250 to 500 new cases per yea....

DHH 05/08/2017

Farmers, Gardeners Must Register Cotton Plants With the LDAF

BATON ROUGE: All cotton planted in Louisiana, including cotton grown in ornamental gardens and other non-traditional locations, must be registered wit....

LDAF 05/08/2017

State Individual Income Tax Filing Deadline is Monday, May 15

BATON ROUGE: Monday, May 15 is the deadline for filing 2016 Louisiana individual income tax returns. The Louisiana Department o....

LDR 05/08/2017

LDEQ to Participate in “Kids to Park” Day in Zachary May 9

BATON ROUGE: On Tuesday, May 9, environmental scientists from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will be demonstrating non-point source....

DEQ 05/05/2017

Free Webinar Offered for Landlords, Rental Housing Developers

BATON ROUGE: The Restore Rental Program will host a free webinar from 3-5 p.m. on Monday, May 8 that explains options for nonprofits, CHDOs, PHAs and....

Restore LA 05/05/2017

Commissioner Donelon Requests Extension of NFIP Proof of Loss Deadline Related to the August Flood

BATON ROUGE: Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to further extend the filing deadline for Lou....

DOI 05/04/2017

Residents Warned of Scams Claiming Fraudulent Grants

BATON ROUGE: Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Office of Community Development is warning residents of emails and telephone calls claiming that flood-impac....

Restore LA 05/03/2017

Task Force On Transportation Infrastructure Investment Co-Chairs Release "Transportation Infrastructure Investment Plan" Circular

BATON ROUGE: Today, as co-chairs of the Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment, DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson, Ph.D. and Industry Execut....

DOTD 04/27/2017

Three Ways to Protect Your Home Before Storm Season (and Save Money Too)

BATON ROUGE: As spring approaches and homeowners turn their attention to home improvement projects, the Louisiana Department of Insurance is reminding....

DOI 04/20/2017

Commissioner Donelon Encourages Consumer Commitments to Stop Distracted Driving

BATON ROUGE: Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is reminding Louisiana drivers about the dangers of distracted driving during Distracted Driving Aware....

DOI 04/19/2017

Task Force Meets April 21 at Capitol

BATON ROUGE: The Restore Louisiana Task Force will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 21 in House Committee Room 5 at the state Capitol. The meeting w....

Restore LA 04/18/2017

Early Voting Begins Saturday for Spring General and Special Senate 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 04/17/2017

Tax Preparer, Previously Convicted of Fraud, Arrested on New Felony Charges

BATON ROUGE: The owner of a chain of tax preparation businesses faces multiple felony charges for schemes to defraud the state of pay....

LDR 04/10/2017

Louisiana Housing Corporation Issues an RFP for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Housing Corporation announces the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking proposals from qualified individuals and fir....

LHC 04/06/2017

Baton Rouge Area Reaches Attainment With National Standards for Ozone

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality announces that on March 21, the Greater Baton Rouge redesignation to attainment....

DEQ 03/29/2017

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

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

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

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

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

DOTD to Initiate Debris Removal Service

Baton Rouge: Today, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn D. Wilson announced the Department will begin curbside....

DOTD 08/20/2016

DOTD Establishes Regional Transitional Transit Service for Flood Impacted Communities

Baton Rouge: Following historic flooding across south Louisiana, today DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson announced the establishment of regional tra....

DOTD 08/20/2016

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

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

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

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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