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LED Launches Louisiana Business Connection*

Online platform connects small businesses to major industry opportunities BATON ROUGE: Today, Louisiana Economic Development announced the formal l....

LED 05/18/2017

Gov. Edwards' Statement on Senate Committee Minimum Wage Vote*

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee vote to advance SB 1....

Governor 05/17/2017

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

LDWF Secretary Jack Montoucet Receives France's Prestigious Legion of Honor Medal*

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Jack Montoucet received France’s Legion of Honor medal, one of the country....

LDWF 05/17/2017

Gov. Edwards Announces Trump Administration Lift of Moratorium on Louisiana's WIC Program*

BATON ROUGE: Gov. John Bel Edwards has received a letter from the Trump administration notifying the state that the U.S. Department of Agriculture&rsq....

Governor 05/16/2017

Archery in Louisiana Schools Program Equipment Grants Provided More Than $100,000 to 60 Schools

BATON ROUGE: The Archery in Louisiana Schools Program (ALAS), administered by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), provided....

LDWF 05/19/2017

Gov. Edwards And Noranda Bauxite & Alumina CEO David D'addario Announce $35 Million Investment In St. James Parish Refinery

GRAMERCY: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Noranda Bauxite & Alumina CEO David D’Addario announced the company will invest $35 million to ex....

LED 05/19/2017

Sanctuary City Prohibition Passes the Louisiana House with Support from Attorney General Jeff Landry

  BATON ROUGE: Attorney General Jeff Landry issued the following statement praising the Louisiana House of Representatives for passing HB 676,....

Attorney General 05/17/2017

Honeywell Dedicates $300 Million Mobile Refrigerants Facility In Louisiana

Products reducing global-warming impact drive Honeywell’s Louisiana expansion, which includes $915 million in new capital investment projects st....

LED 05/16/2017

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

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

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

Gov. Edwards Announces NGA Partnership to Reduce Child Hunger in LA

BATON ROUGE: Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) chose Louisiana among only....

Governor 05/15/2017

Department Launches Competitive, Transparent Process For Awarding Federal Funds

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Education announced today it has submitted to the federal government a proposal regarding how the state wou....

DOE 05/12/2017

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

Waitr Dedicates Lafayette Operations Center

LAFAYETTE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards highlighted the dedication of Waitr’s Lafayette Operations Center, where the company is expanding suppor....

LED 05/11/2017

Gov. Edwards: House Committee Blocks Tax Cut for 90% of Louisianans

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the following statement after the House Ways and Means Committee blocked legislation that would provi....

Governor 05/10/2017

Gov. Edwards, Cleco Formalize $7 Million Economic Development Fund for Utility's Louisiana Service Area

BATON ROUGE: Today, Cleco executives Peggy Scott and Bill Fontenot presented Gov. John Bel Edwards with $7 million for a fund that will be administere....

Governor 05/10/2017

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

Gov. Edwards Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards proclaimed May 8-12 as “Teacher Appreciation Week” in Louisiana. This week is dedicated to ackno....

Governor 05/08/2017

Gov. Edwards Proclaims May 7-13 "State Employee Recognition Week"

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he has proclaimed May 7-13 “State Employee Recognition Week” in the state of Loui....

Governor 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

Attorney General Jeff Landry Applauds House Passage of HB 455

BATON ROUGE: Attorney General Jeff Landry issued the following statement after the Louisiana House of Representatives passed HB 455: “Today,....

Attorney General 05/08/2017

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

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

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

Department of Health Awards $6.5 Million Loan to Louisiana Water Company For Water System Improvements in Seven Communities

BATON ROUGE: The Department of Health recently awarded a $6.5 million loan to the Louisiana Water Company (LAWCO) located in several parishes througho....

DHH 05/04/2017

Three Louisiana Schools Honored as 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

BATON ROUGE: Two Louisiana schools and one postsecondary institution have been selected as U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and U.S.....

LDWF 05/04/2017

Attorney General Jeff Landry Statement on Sterling Investigation

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry issued the following statement regarding the Alton Sterling investigation: “Today, the Un....

Attorney General 05/03/2017

Nearly 300 Students to Earn Industry Credentials, Receive Compensation Through First-Time Program

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Education today announced it awarded more than a dozen Jump Start Summers grants to school districts and appr....

DOE 05/03/2017

LED and SBA Honor 2017 Louisiana Small Business Award Winners

BATON ROUGE: Today, Louisiana Economic Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2017 Louisiana Small Business Award winner....

LED 05/03/2017

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

Louisiana Wins Federal Grant To Track Foreign Investment

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Economic Development has been awarded a federal grant aimed at further strengthening the state’s competitive position in....

LED 05/02/2017

Louisiana FAFSA Completion Rate Surpasses All-Time High

BATON ROUGE: Two months before the priority deadline, more than half of Louisiana's public high school seniors have made financing higher educ....

DOE 05/01/2017

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

LWC Hosts Memorial Day Program to Honor Fallen, Injured Workers

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), in partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), will host the Wor....

Workforce Commission 04/26/2017

Caddo Parish Health Unit to hold STD Clinic on Saturday

SHREVEPORT: Louisiana, including Caddo Parish, consistently experiences some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the Unite....

DHH 04/25/2017

Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Rise for Week Ending Apr. 15

BATON ROUGE: Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Apr. 15, 2017 increased to 2,602 from the previous week’s total of 2,562.....

Workforce Commission 04/21/2017

Thousands of Former Corinthian Students May Be Eligible for Loan Forgiveness

BATON ROUGE: Attorney General Jeff Landry has announced that nearly 2,000 Louisiana students who attended schools operated by Corinthian Colleges, Inc....

Attorney General 04/21/2017

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

LDWF, LSU AgCenter Issues Warning On Transporting Roseau Cane From Plaquemines Parish to Other Parts of State

BATON ROUGE: Concern over a small insect, or scale, that has infected vast stands of Roseau cane in southern Plaquemines Parish has prompted a wa....

LDWF 04/19/2017

Jump Start Students to Earn Early Childhood Teaching Credential

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) today approved a new Jump Start graduation pathway focused on Early Ch....

DOE 04/19/2017

Agriculture Census Countdown Begins for Farmers and Ranchers

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to strongly represent agriculture in their communities by taking pa....

LDAF 04/18/2017

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

LDAF Now Accepting SCBGP Applications

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program....

LDAF 04/17/2017

Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Rise for Week Ending Apr. 8

BATON ROUGE: Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Apr. 8, 2017 increased to 2,562 from the previous week’s total of 2,535.....

Workforce Commission 04/17/2017

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

State Selects Contractor for Homeowner Assistance Program

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana has selected IEM to manage the $1.3 billion Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program, which is designed to help homeowner....

Restore LA 04/13/2017

Attorney General Jeff Landry Forced to Sue John Bel Edwards Again: AG's Office Handcuffed by Governor’s Unconstitutional Actions

BATON ROUGE: In a lawsuit filed today, Attorney General Jeff Landry is asking the court to reaffirm what the duly-elected Legislature has already deci....

Attorney General 04/11/2017

Potpourri: Notice of Substantive Changes Filed with State Register – Medical Marijuana (LAC 7:XLIX.Chapters 1-31)

BATON ROUGE: The department published a Notice of Intent to enact LAC 7:XLIV. Chapters 1-31 regarding the growing and production of medical marijuana....

LDAF 04/11/2017

Introduce Your Family to the Fun of Fishing at LDWF’s Family Fish Fest in Lake Charles

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) invites you to join us at our next installment of our Family Fish Fest series o....

LDWF 04/10/2017

Gulf Council Motion Could Lead to LA’s Control Over Red Snapper Fisheries

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries had a motion passed at the recent meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Cou....

LDWF 04/10/2017

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

Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop For Week Ending Apr. 1

BATON ROUGE: Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Apr. 1, 2017 decreased to 2,535 from the previous week’s total of 2,571.....

Workforce Commission 04/07/2017

Strain to Meet with Presidential Ag Adviser

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., heads to Washington D.C. Monday to meet with Ray....

LDAF 04/07/2017

Department Names Louisiana's 2017 Students of the Year

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Education on Wednesday evening named the winners of the 2017 Students of the Year competition during an award....

DOE 04/06/2017

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

Ruston hospital issues WARN

BATON ROUGE: New LifeCare Specialty Hospital of North Louisiana issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) on Tuesday, April 4, 201....

Workforce Commission 04/04/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

State Offices to Remain Closed Tuesday, August 16 in 27 Parishes

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

DOA-Commissioner 08/15/2016

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

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Roseland, Tangipahoa Parish, and Coushatta, Red River Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Thursday, April 7, in Roseland, Tangipahoa Parish and Coushatta, Red River Parish to help....

GOHSEP 04/06/2016

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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