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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

Gov. Edwards' 2018 Second Special Session Remarks*

BATON ROUGE: As prepared for delivery: Thank you, Lt. Governor, for the introduction and for being here today. I want to give a special thanks t....

Governor 05/22/2018

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

Gov. Edwards: Louisiana Employment Hits All-Time High*

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the announcement that Louisiana hit an all-time high in the number of em....

Governor 05/18/2018

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

LDWF To Hold Research Symposium on June 4 in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will host a research symposium June 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at LDWF headquar....

LDWF 05/23/2018

Gov. Edwards, New Orleans Mayor Cantrell and DXC Technology Dedicate New Orleans Digital Transformation Center

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Executive Vice President Jim Smith of DXC Technology (NYSE:....

Governor 05/23/2018

Gov. Edwards' Statement on Super Bowl 2024 Announcement

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the announcement that Super Bowl 24 would be held in New Orleans: &ld....

Governor 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

AG Jeff Landry Congratulates Deidre Robert on Selection as Southern's General Counsel

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Justice’s Deputy Director of Litigation Deidre Robert has been chosen to serve as General Counse....

Attorney General 05/23/2018

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

Gov. Edwards And CGI Announce Major Louisiana Expansion

LAFAYETTE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and CGI executive Dave Henderson announced the company will launch a significant expansion of its Lafay....

LED 05/22/2018

DOTD Schedules Drawdown on Iatt Lake for Repair Work

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the water level in Iatt Lake will be lowered for a brief period....

LDWF 05/22/2018

2018 Louisiana Recreational Red Snapper Season to Open Friday, May 25: Anglers Encouraged to Participate in Voluntary Electronic Reporting to Improve Landings Data

BATON ROUGE: The 2018 recreational red snapper season will begin on Friday, May 25 in both state and federal waters. The season will run 7 days a....

LDWF 05/22/2018

LDWF Investigating Fatal Boating Incident in Vermilion Parish

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents are investigating a fatal boating incident that occurred on May 19 in V....

LDWF 05/21/2018

Three Subjects Cited For Illegally Dredging For Oysters in Terrebonne Parish

BATON ROUGE: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited three men for alleged oyster violations in Terrebonne Parish on M....

LDWF 05/21/2018

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

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

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 1....

Governor 05/18/2018

More Louisiana Residents Employed Than Ever Before

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana has hit an all-time high in the number of employed individuals. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) began publishin....

Workforce Commission 05/18/2018

Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop for Week Ending May 12

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 12, 2018 dropped to 2,026 from the previous week’s total o....

Workforce Commission 05/18/2018

Gov. Edwards Brings Awareness to Cystic Fibrosis

BATON ROUGE: Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued a proclamation declaring May 2018 as Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in Louisiana.  Additionally, t....

Governor 05/17/2018

Gov. Edwards and Citadel Completions Announce Louisiana Aerospace Project

BATON ROUGE: Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Citadel Completions LLC announced the company will make a $17.6 million capital investment and hire more....

Governor 05/17/2018

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

DOTD Announces Upcoming Construction on the Nation Road Bridge at Coulee Duralde in Rayne, Acadia Parish, SPN H.011541

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that beginning Wednesday, May 23, construction will begin on....

DOTD 05/17/2018

DOTD Announces Lane Closures for Mississippi River Bridge Repair Work

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that beginning on May 18, road work will begin on the Mississi....

DOTD 05/17/2018

Louisiana Guard Identifies Waste Reducing Strategies to Increase Readiness

NEW ORLEANS – Over the last nine months, the Louisiana National Guard and the National Guard Bureau have worked together to implement the Lean S....

LA National Guard 05/17/2018

DOTD Announces Upcoming Highway Construction Project On LA 1096 Between LA 95 to South Riceland Road, Town of Duson, Lafayette Parish, SPN H.012576

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that beginning Thursday, May 24, construction will begin on a....

DOTD 05/16/2018

Department Of Education Transitions Early Childhood Leadership

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Education today announced that Jenna Conway will leave her position as Assistant Superintendent for Early Chi....

DOE 05/16/2018

Number of Louisiana Graduates Entering College Each Fall Has Increased By 15 Percent Between 2012 and 2017

BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Department of Education today announced a record 23,517 public high school graduates from the Class of 2017 enrolled in....

DOE 05/15/2018

Cyber Crime Arrest Made in St. Tammany Parish

BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced that his Cyber Crime Unit (CCU) arrested a Pearl River man on multiple charges of chi....

Attorney General 05/15/2018

DOTD Announces Upcoming Highway Construction Project on LA 3172 from LA 694 to LA 335 in Vermilion Parish

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that beginning Monday, May 21, construction will begin on a $....

DOTD 05/15/2018

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 Air Guard conducts Close Air Support Training

PINEVILLE – The Louisiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Air Support Operations Squadron, 159th Fighter Wing, conducted close air support trai....

LA National Guard 05/14/2018

Legislation, Donation Aimed at Decreasing Chances of Potent Opioid Misuse

LAFAYETTE – Flanked by State Senator Fred Mills, leadership from LHC Group, and numerous hospice care workers from Acadiana – Louisiana At....

Attorney General 05/14/2018

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

Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop For Week Ending May 5

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 5, 2018 dropped to 2,065 from the previous week’s total of....

Workforce Commission 05/11/2018

NOTICE – Notice of Intent filed with State Register (LAC 7:XV.167 – Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine)

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

LDAF 05/11/2018

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

DOTD Announces An Upcoming Subsurface Utility Project On LA 675 From West Dale Street to Bayou Teche, Iberia Parish

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that beginning Thursday, May 17, subsurface utility work will....

DOTD 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

Filming Begins In Louisiana On USA Network Series 'The Purge'

BATON ROUGE — Filming began this week on The Purge, the latest television series to be produced for a major cable network in Louisiana.&nbs....

LED 05/11/2018

Western Global Airlines Schedules Job Fair For Shreveport Facility

SHREVEPORT — Western Global Airlines, supported by LED FastStart®, will conduct a job fair on May 14 and May 15 to identify potential e....

LED 05/11/2018

Louisiana Airmen honored for exemplary service in Iraq

BELLE CHASSE­­­­ – The Louisiana National Guard honored 16 Airmen from the 259th Air Traffic Control Squadron for exceptional se....

LA National Guard 05/09/2018

Louisiana Guard Museum Volunteers Celebrate 26 Years of Making History

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana National Guard recognized 17 members of the civilian all-volunteer 122nd Bomber Squadron Restoration Unit and seven....

LA National Guard 05/09/2018

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

UPDATE: Minden Woman Arrested for Stealing Nearly $400k from Elderly Residents Pleads Guilty

BATON ROUGE - Following her arrest last year by Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the Minden Police Department, a....

Attorney General 05/08/2018

Fallen New Roads Guardsmen Immortalized With Memorial

NEW ROADS – The Louisiana National Guard’s A Company, 769th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, known as Iron....

LA National Guard 05/08/2018

Gov. Edwards, Western Global Airlines Announce Shreveport Project

SHREVEPORT — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Western Global Airlines CEO and founder James Neff announced the company will establish an aircraf....

LED 05/08/2018

Be Smart with Your Smart Phone is a Must Read before Summer Recess

BATON ROUGE – With schools set to release for break soon – Attorney General Jeff Landry is encouraging Louisiana parents, guardians, and s....

Attorney General 05/07/2018

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

NASA Michoud Assembly Awarded “Certified Louisiana” Logo

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) has deemed the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility eligible to be incl....

LDAF 05/04/2018

Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Rise For Week Ending Apr. 28

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Apr. 28, 2018 rose to 2,242 from the previous week’s total of....

Workforce Commission 05/04/2018

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

NOTICE- Emergency Rule filed with State Register: Proficiency Testing for Structural Pest Control Licensees and Registered Technicians

BATON ROUGE: LDAF has filed an emergency rule with the State Register to amend LAC 7:XXV.113 to require proficiency testing for all structural license....

LDAF 05/01/2018

NOTICE – Emergency Rule filed with State Register: Proficiency Testing for Commercial Pesticide Applicators

BATON ROUGE: LDAF has filed an emergency rule with the State Register to amend LAC 7:XXIII.711 to require proficiency testing for all commercial pesti....

LDAF 05/01/2018

Governor Proclaims May As Air Quality Awareness Month

BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared May Air Quality Awareness Month in Louisiana. Even though the air quality in Louisiana is conti....

DEQ 04/27/2018

Metropolitan Area Unemployment Rates Down From Last Year

BATON ROUGE – According to data released last Friday, April 20, Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted nonfarm job sector added 12,500 jobs f....

Workforce Commission 04/27/2018

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

Early Voting Begins Saturday For Spring Municipal Elections

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office is encouraging all Louisianians eligible to vote in the Spring Municipal General Election....

SOS 04/12/2018

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

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 through laborato....

DHH 04/09/2018

Louisiana to Receive Millions for Voting Machines

BATON ROUGE: States across the nation received welcomed news from Congress last week with the passage of a bill (Consolidated Appropriations Act of 20....

SOS 04/04/2018

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

Lafayette Parish Man Arrested for Knowingly Violating Environmental Permit and Submitting False Reports

BATON ROUGE – Today, investigators with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s Criminal Investigation Section arrested a Lafa....

DEQ 03/21/2018

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

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

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

LDEQ Hosting Webinar on Sanitary Discharge General Permits and Reporting Requirements March 21

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will hold a live webinar consisting of an overview of the new permit for Class I Sanit....

DEQ 03/16/2018

Commissioner Donelon Names Chief Deputy and New Deputy of Public Affairs

BATON ROUGE: Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced today his appointment of Nicholas “Nick” Lorusso as Chief Deputy of the Louisian....

DOI 03/02/2018

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

State Offices Closed in East Baton Rouge and Other Parishes Friday, December 8th (UPDATED)

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

DOA-Commissioner 12/07/2017

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

FEMA Urges Residents To Listen To Texas and Louisiana Officials As States Brace For Impacts Of Hurricane Harvey

Landfall Expected on Middle Texas Coast Tonight or Early Saturday BATON ROUGE:  FEMA, through its Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC)....

GOHSEP 08/25/2017

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

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

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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