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Gov. Edwards Announces Partnership Between CPRA and Nicholls State to Create Coastal Center*

Baton Rouge -  Gov. John Bel Edwards joined Dr. Jay Clune, president of Nicholls State University and Chip Kline, head of the Coastal Protec....

Governor 04/22/2019

Gov. Edwards Named Chairman of Jobs for America's Graduates*

Baton Rouge - Today, the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) National Board of Directors voted Gov. John Bel Edwards as the organization&rsq....

Governor 04/16/2019

Louisiana Allocates $40 Million to Improve Nearly 500 Struggling Schools Statewide*

Baton Rouge - A committee of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) today approved about $40 million to improve nearly 500....

DOE 04/16/2019

BASF To Launch Second Phase Of MDI Production Facility In Louisiana*

Baton Rouge: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and BASF Senior Vice President Stefan Doerr announced the company will proceed with the second phase of it....

LED 04/11/2019

Department of Education Names 2019 Louisiana Students of the Year*

Baton Rouge - The Louisiana Department of Education tonight named the 2019 Students of the Year and honored all 21 regional finalists for the pre....

DOE 04/11/2019

May 4, 2019 Municipal General Election

?The following is important information for the May 4, 2019 Municipal General Election: The deadline to register to vote in person or by mail is....

SOS 04/22/2019

New Exhibit: The Plantation Photographs of Robert Tebbs

Baton Rouge: Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana State Museum will unveil a new exhibition at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and....

CRT 04/22/2019

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Urges Public to Report Marine Mammal Strandings

Baton Rouge - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) urges the public to report marine mammal strandings as soon as possible.....

LDWF 04/22/2019

DOTD Reminds Motorists to Use Caution During Severe Weather

Baton Rouge: With the threat of severe weather throughout the state today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development reminds motorist....

DOTD 04/18/2019

DOTD Announces an Upcoming Bridge Closure on LA 104 (L’Anse Bleu Road) at Bayou Des Cannes Bridge in Evangeline Parish, SPN H.002101.6

Baton Rouge: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that beginning Monday, May 20, construction will begin on a $....

DOTD 04/17/2019

Many Louisiana Coastal Projects Being Funded With Billions of Dollars Resulting From Deepwater Horizon Fines and Settlements

Baton Rouge: Seven major coastal restoration projects in Louisiana totaling more than half a billion dollars have been completed and paid for with set....

CPRA 04/17/2019

State Offices Closing Thursday, April 18

Baton Rouge: Due to tomorrow’s possibility of extreme weather, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing that all state off....

DOA-Commissioner 04/17/2019

More than 3000 Louisiana Students to Receive Paid, On-the-Job Training During Summer Months

Baton Rouge - The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted today to expand the Jump Start Summers program, af....

DOE 04/17/2019

Louisiana Allocates $40 Million to Improve Nearly 500 Struggling Schools Statewide

Baton Rouge - A committee of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) today approved about $40 million to improve nearly 500....

DOE 04/16/2019

2019 Louisiana Envirothon Held At LDEQ

BATON ROUGE – For the 14th year, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) proudly partnered with other Louisiana organizations t....

DEQ 04/16/2019

DOTD Announces Project to Remove Pedestrian Overpass on I-20 in Caddo Parish

Shreveport: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today a project to remove the pedestrian overpass on I-20 in west Shr....

DOTD 04/16/2019

Bossier City Selected as a Top Retirement Destination by Where to Retire Magazine

Baton Rouge: Bossier City has been selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping peo....

CRT 04/16/2019

Louisiana's Historic Tax Credit Leads to More Than $3.7 Billion in Investments in the Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings Over the Last Decade

Baton Rouge: Over the last ten years, from 2009-2018, the Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program and the State Commercial Tax Credit Progr....

CRT 04/15/2019

NOTICE – Emergency Rule Filed with State Register: Structural Licensee

Baton Rouge: LDAF has filed an emergency rule with the State Register giving public notice that in accordance with the emergency provisions of the Adm....

LDAF 04/15/2019

NOTICE – Emergency Rule Filed with State Register: Certification of Commercial Applicators (LAC 7:XV.711)

Baton Rouge: LDAF has filed an emergency rule with the State Register giving public notice that in accordance with the emergency provisions of the Adm....

LDAF 04/15/2019

Become an LDWF Aquatic Volunteer Instructor

Baton Rouge - It's not too late to sign up and become a volunteer for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ (LDWF) Aquatic Vol....

LDWF 04/15/2019

ICYMI: On minimum wage, Columnist Tim Morris says let the people vote

Baton Rouge - Writing in NOLA.com | The Times Picayune on Sunday, conservative columnist Tim Morris questions if the Louisiana Legislature will a....

Governor 04/15/2019

PROJECT UPDATE: I-210 Prien Lake Bridge in Calcasieu Parish

Lake Charles:The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that I-210 Prien Lake Bridge will continue to be reduced to....

DOTD 04/12/2019

Louisiana Office of Tourism Exhibits at World Travel Market Latin America

Baton Rouge: The Louisiana Office of Tourism, in partnership with Travel South USA and New Orleans & Company, continued its initiative to develop....

CRT 04/12/2019

New Soundscape Installed in the 1850 House on Jackson Square

New Orleans: Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana State Museum announce the installation of an immersive soundscape at the historic 1....

CRT 04/11/2019

USDA Releases the 2017 Census of Agriculture

Baton Rouge: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 2017 Census of Agriculture final....

LDAF 04/11/2019

State Mineral And Energy Board Announces Results Of April Lease Sale

Baton Rouge - The Louisiana Mineral and Energy Board conducted its monthly meeting and lease sale on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in the LaBelle Roo....

DNR 04/11/2019

May 4, 2019 Municipal General Election

Baton Rouge - ?The following is important information for the May 4, 2019 Municipal General Election: The deadline to register to vote in p....

SOS 04/11/2019

Arcosa Announces 149-Job Marine Project In St. Tammany Parish

Madisonville: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards, Arcosa Marine President Thomas Faherty and St. Tammany Corporation announced Arcosa will make a $7.5 mil....

LED 04/10/2019

GeauxPass to End Payments Via Automated Phone System

Baton Rouge:Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that the GeauxPass customer service center will no long....

DOTD 04/10/2019

LDWF to Host 15th Annual Step Outside Day on April 27 at Sherburne WMA

Baton Rouge - The 15th annual Step Outside Day, an outdoor education program hosted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF),....

LDWF 04/10/2019

Reward Offered for info on Timber Fire

Baton Rouge: A reward up to $2,000 is being offered by the Louisiana Forestry Association for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons respo....

LDAF 04/09/2019

Gov. Edwards Issues Statement on Strong Bipartisan Louisianan Support for Increasing Teacher Pay and State Minimum Wage

Baton Rouge - Today, Gov. Edwards issued the following statement on the newly released report by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab showing overw....

Governor 04/09/2019

CMAR Contractor Selected for Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion

Baton Rouge: Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) selected the Louisiana Diversion Company (LDC) to provide Construct....

CPRA 04/08/2019

Gov. Edwards, BRF Leaders Break Ground On Biomedical Research Complex

Shreveport: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards, Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins and BRF President and CEO Dr. John George broke ground on a $14.2 million....

LED 04/05/2019

NOTICE – Emergency Rule Filed with State Register: Boll Weevil Maintenance Inspection Fee (LAC 7:XV.143)

Baton Rouge: LDAF has filed an emergency rule with the State Register giving public notice that in accordance with the emergency provisions of the Adm....

LDAF 04/05/2019

Boating Education Lagniappe Day Slated for April 27

Baton Rouge - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will be hosting the ninth annual "Boating Education Lagniappe Day&qu....

LDWF 04/03/2019

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Issues Cease And Desist Orders To Scholars First School Bus Owners And Employees

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced that the owners and an employee of Scholars First, LLC, a provider of bus transportation services to seve....

DOI 04/03/2019

Linde Announces Construction Of New $250 Million World-Scale Hydrogen Plant In St. James Parish

CONVENT, La. — Gov. John Bel Edwards and President Dan Yankowski of Linde’s Global Hydrogen Business announced Linde will construct a $2....

LED 04/02/2019

Gov. Edwards And CenturyLink CEO Jeff Storey Announce Corporate Headquarters Retention For Louisiana Through 2025

Monroe: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and CenturyLink CEO Jeff Storey announced an agreement to retain CenturyLink’s corporate headquarters in....

LED 04/02/2019

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 coor....

GOHSEP 04/02/2019

Queen Bess Island Restoration Project Greenlighted Could Begin in the Fall

Baton Rouge: Funding has been approved to restore Queen Bess Island, a major breeding ground for the state bird the brown pelican, the La. Coastal Pro....

CPRA 03/29/2019

Protecting Preexisting Healthcare Conditions and Other Louisiana Patient Protections, Attorney General Landry, House Speaker Barras, Senate Health & Welfare Committee Chairman Mills, and Insurance Commissioner Donelon Collaborate on New Legislati

Baton Rouge - New Legislation has been introduced in the Louisiana Legislature to provide for the availability of guaranteed healthcare coverage....

Attorney General 03/29/2019

Number of Identified Juvenile Trafficking Victims Rises, Adult Victims Decrease, DCFS Report Finds

Baton Rouge: The number of reported juvenile trafficking victims rose by 20 percent in 2018, while the number of adult victims decreased by 17 percent....

DCFS 03/29/2019

Number of Identified Juvenile Trafficking Victims Rises, Adult Victims Decrease, DCFS Report Finds

Baton Rouge: The number of reported juvenile trafficking victims rose by 20 percent in 2018, while the number of adult victims decreased by 17 percent....

DCFS 03/29/2019

Queen Bess Island Restoration Project Greenlighted; Could Begin in the Fall

Baton Rouge - Funding has been approved to restore Queen Bess Island, a major breeding ground for the state bird the brown pelican, the Louisiana....

LDWF 03/29/2019

Asteri To Expand Digital Operations Via Louisiana Entertainment Program

Baton Rouge: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Asteri President Marcus Morton announced Asteri will expand digital development capabilities through a....

LED 03/28/2019

Louisiana Poets Gather For National Poetry Month Event At State Library

BATON ROUGE, LA – In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Louisiana Center for the Book is pleased to announce the ninth annual &ldquo....

State Library 03/27/2019

Governor Edwards Issues Statement on the Affordable Care Act and Pre-Existing Conditions

Baton Rouge - Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the following statement today about the Affordable Care Act and critical provisions that protect peopl....

Governor 03/26/2019

With Fewer Than 100 Days Until Priority Deadline, Louisiana Ranks No. 2 in Nation for FAFSA Completion

Baton Rouge - With fewer than 100 days until the July 1 priority deadline, Louisiana ranks No.2 in the nation for the number of students completi....

DHH 03/25/2019

2018-2019 Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Winners Announced

BATON ROUGE, LA. – The State Library of Louisiana is excited to announce the winners of the 2018-2019 Louisiana Readers’ Choice Awards, wh....

State Library 03/21/2019

CPRA Board Unanimously Approves $748 Million Coastal Spending Plan for Fiscal Year 2020

Baton Rouge: Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board today unanimously adopted a $748 million spending plan for coastal p....

CPRA 03/20/2019

Louisiana SNAP Benefits to be Issued on Modified Schedule for April

Baton Rouge:  Louisiana recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive their April benefits on a modified s....

DCFS 03/19/2019

Department Of Treasury Mails Second Round Of Unclaimed Property Checks

BATON ROUGE, LA – Thousands of Louisiana residents may be surprised to find checks for unclaimed property money in their mailboxes this week wit....

Treasury 03/19/2019

Early Voting Begins Saturday for March 30th Election

BATON ROUGE—Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is encouraging all eligible Louisianians to consider voting early in the special general/municipal pr....

SOS 03/18/2019

NetDMR Hands On Training And Registration Assistance Scheduled At LDEQ

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is offering Hands on Training and Registration Assistance for permittees on the use of....

DEQ 03/18/2019

Division Of Administration: State's Effort To Recoup Duplicate Tax Refunds Progressing

BATON ROUGE - As the State of Louisiana continues to recoup more than $26 million in duplicate individual income tax refunds that were erroneously iss....

LDR 03/15/2019

Statement From BESE President Dr. Gary Jones Regarding 2019-20 Minimum Foundation Program Formula, Need for Increased Early Childhood Education Funding

Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) President Dr. Gary Jones issued the following statement regarding toda....

BESE 03/15/2019

Check Your Coverages Before Severe Weather Strikes

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is reminding Louisiana families to check their home insurance coverages before the spring rainy season be....

DOI 03/14/2019

Abortions in Louisiana Hit 10-Year Low Under Governor Edwards, 20% Drop Since 2014

Baton Rouge - Gov. John Bel Edwards released data showing that the number of abortions in Louisiana has fallen to a 10-year low. Abortions in Lou....

Governor 03/14/2019

Gov. Edwards Praises BESE for Unanimously Approving His Plan to Raise Teacher Pay and Classroom Dollars

Baton Rouge - Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the following statement on the unanimous approval by BESE for his proposal to increase teacher pay and....

Governor 03/13/2019

Taking Aim at Cancer in Louisiana Forms Nonprofit Corporation

Baton Rouge - Taking Aim at Cancer in Louisiana (TACL), an organization formed last year to address Louisiana’s high rates of cancer, reached a....

DHH 03/07/2019

LDEQ Accepting 2019 Environmental Leadership Program Award Applications

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) is accepting applications for the 2019 Environmental Leadership Program (ELP)....

DEQ 03/07/2019

Gov. Edwards Issues State of Emergency Declaration Due to Tropical Storm Gordon

Baton Rouge - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide State of Emergency Declaration ahead of any potential impact by Tropical Storm Gordon.&n....

Emergency.la.gov 09/04/2018

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

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 sta....

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 Deploying EMAC Advance Team, LDWF Agents to Texas

BATON ROUGE: The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) has deployed two Emergency Management Assistance Com....

GOHSEP 08/26/2017

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

Affected Parishes Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Baton Rouge: President Barack Obama officially granted a major disaster declaration request for 12 Louisiana parishes, making disaster unemployment as....

Workforce Commission 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

Parishes Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Baton Rouge: President Barack Obama has expanded the number of Louisiana parishes included in a major disaster declaration, making disaster unemployme....

Workforce Commission 03/15/2016

Health and Hospitals Advises Caution to Residents in Flooded Areas

Baton Rouge: Louisiana is currently experiencing floods due to severe weather in many regions throughout the state. The Louisiana Department of Health....

DHH 03/10/2016


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