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Louisiana's sales tax break this weekend for hurricane prep
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Need a flashlight, batteries or portable generator to get stocked for hurricane season?
It Appears There May Be A Deal On The Louisiana Budget...
Yesterday, one bill made it out of the House Ways and Means committee. That was HB 27 by House Republican Delegation chair Lance Harris (R-Alexandria), which renews a third of a penny of temporary state sales taxes set to expire in July for five years ending in 2023, and also “cleans” – that is, rem
Flash flood watch issued for south Louisiana ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto
Parishes under the watch include St. Tammany, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston, Assumption, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Lafourche, St. Charles, Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Terrebonne and Tangipahoa.
Understanding Alberto: What does 'subtropical' mean? Possible impacts in south Louisiana?
With the storm officially getting a name the National Hurricane Center will now begin issuing full advisories on Alberto every six hours (10 a.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Central Time) and intermediate advisories in between.
Will Louisiana nursing home residents be sent to 'poor farm'?
What's wanted to keep this from happening is to have temporary taxes that expire June 30 become permanent. Of course, this would solve the problem so these patients would not be evicted, but what about the problem for taxpayers?
Outgoing CenturyLink CEO Glen Post was top-paid Louisiana CEO last year - Baton Rouge Business Report
With earnings of $14.3 million, outgoing CenturyLink CEO Glen Post was the highest-paid CEO in Louisiana last year, according to new calculations by The Associated Press and an executive data firm Equilar.
Louisiana's AG wants you to protect yourself after the storm
BATON ROUGE, La. - (5/25/2018) As hurricane season approaches, Louisiana's Attorney General Jeff Landry is putting out a list of potential scams that could pop up after a hurricane passes. Louisiana is one of the few states in the nation where hurricanes are a big threat to citizens every year, so t
US Foods Expands Marrero, Louisiana, Distribution Hub - Area Development
A broadline distributor of food and food-related products, US Foods will make a significant investment to expand the company’s F. Christiana distribution facility in Marrero,
A third political party for Louisiana?
Political parties are at a low ebb both in Louisiana and throughout the rest of the country. Public opinion often dips below 40 percent approval rating in numerous national and statewide polling. Voters continue to lose faith in how both Democrats and Republicans govern.
Social Security Delivers the Most Popular Baby Names in Louisiana for 2017
Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced last week that Liam and Emma were the most popular baby names in the U.S. How does Louisiana compare to the rest of the country? Check out Social Security’s website -- www.socialsecurity.
Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Memorial Day Remembrance
The LDVA will be hosting events at Cemeteries and Veterans Homes acrossthe state for anyone that wishes to attend. Keynote speakers willinclude LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland, USAF Lt. Col. Taralene Waddle,and USAF Brig. Gen. John Cushman.
Rain expected on Friday, Saturday spurs flash flood watch for South Louisiana
The flood watch is currently in place through Saturday evening. Forecasters say rain rates could reach 2 to 3 inches per hour. Through Saturday, totals could reach 4 to 6 inches, likely along lake and sea breeze boundaries, with amounts higher than 6 inches possible in smaller areas.
Tempers flare, but sales tax bill clears Louisiana House panel
BATON ROUGE — A House panel passed a tax bill to raise almost $400 million to mitigate Louisiana's budget crisis, but tempers continued to flare in this contentious Special Session, raising questions about whether the bill can win two-thirds support.
The Rundown: Tax measure moves but special session outlook remains murky and more Louisiana politics news
Speaker of the House Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, opens the special session, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in the House of Representatives Chambers at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge, La.Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK
Louisiana Tech defeats FIU to stay alive in Conference USA Tournament
BILOXI, Miss. ‐ On the night Hunter Wells became the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs’ single‐season hits leader, the first-team All‐Conference USA designated hitter/first baseman made those hits count.
Northwestern State rallies late to defeat Southeastern Louisiana
Sparked by Southland Conference Player of the Year David Fry’s leadoff double, the third-seeded Demons erupted for five runs with one out in the ninth inning, giving them a 5-1 winners’ bracket victory against No. 2 seed Southeastern Louisiana in the Southland Conference Tournament at Constellation
Louisiana House GOP leader offers scaled-back sales tax bill
Rep. Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, chairman of the House GOP delegation, speaks to the House Ways and Means Committee about his sales tax proposal, on Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)
@RaginCajunsBSB Falls To Troy In Winner’s Bracket Contest - Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
For the latest updates on Ragin' Cajuns baseball, follow Ragin' Cajuns baseball on Facebook (RaginCajunsBaseball), Twitter (@RaginCajunsBSB) and Instagram (@RaginCajunsBSB) or check RaginCajuns.com.
Louisiana HBCU Competitiveness Convening – Walter M. Kimbrough – Medium
In September,Johnathan Holifieldwas selected as the new director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs. I had not met him before, but I have always tried to work with the director. I have had a great relationship with the past director,Dr. John Wilson, as well asDr. Leonard Haynes, a past director
Remains of Louisiana Soildier Flown to Jackson
Sherry Sanders, Moore’s niece explains how his mother tried to get him back home before. “In 1947 his mother wrote to one of the Colonels and asked if his body could be returned. losing a child was bad enough but not having his body just ached her heart,” she said.