U.S. 11 bridge between New Orleans and Slidell shut down
The U.S. 11 bridge between Slidell and New Orleans will be shut down to traffic starting today, running through April 18
Governor Edwards To Make Attempt In 2019 To Raise Minimum Wage
Twenty states have minimum wage increases taking effect today, while the minimum wage in Louisiana remains set by the federal government, $7.25 an hour and it's been that way since 2009.
La. Lawmaker Plans To File Bill To Protect Key Provisions Of Obamacare
A state representative plans to bring legislation in the upcoming session that would lock in health care protections for Louisianans with pre-existing conditions and allow dependents to stay on their parents’ plan until 26, even if a pending court case strikes down Obamacare.
Law enforcement deaths rise 12% in 2018 over previous year
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund says the number of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty nationwide in 2018 increased by 12%
Partial federal government shutdown hits seven days
The government shutdown is now into day seven. Senator John Kennedy says negotiations have stalled
Gov. Edwards: Teacher Pay Raises My No. 1 Goal For 2019
Governor John Bel Edwards says his number one legislative priority for 2019 is getting Louisiana teachers a $1,000 pay raise, and school support workers a $500 pay raise.
ACLU Legal Director Speaks Out On Lawsuit Against New Library Policy
The ACLU of Louisiana has filed a lawsuit challenging the Lafayette Public Library’s ban on Drag Queen Story Time.
ADHD May Generate Traits Useful In Entrepreneurship
Research out of LSU indicates those with ADHD may have highly desirable traits when it comes to starting a business.
Kennedy: Not Backing Anyone For Governor Yet
U.S. Senator John Kennedy says he hasn’t picked horse in the 2019 governor’s race yet.
Edwards Administration touts 14 months of job gains
The Edwards Administration is celebrating 14 straight months of year-to-year job gains for the month of November.
Heart Attack Risk Rises Nearly 40 Percent Christmas Eve
A new study from Sweden has found the risk of having a heart attack rises nearly 40 percent on Christmas Eve.
Research estimates over 1.5 million Louisiana residents to be owed tax refund
According to research by financial technology company SmartAsset, just over 1.5 million taxpayers in the state will be owed a refund