U.S. Rep. Troy Carter Calls on Gov. Edwards to Reinstate Expanded Unemployment Benefits Ahead of the Sept. 6

Ahead of the Sept. 6 expiration of expanded unemployment benefits at the federal level, U.S. Rep. Troy A. Carter Sr., is calling on Gov. John Bel Edwards to retroactively reinstate expanded unemployment benefits for Louisiana residents. The option to make these benefits retroactive ends on Monday, Sept. 6. Yielding to...

RTA Restores Limited Service to Assist Residents in Hurricane Ida Recovery

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority today announced the restoration of limited bus service to support the city’s recovery efforts following Hurricane Ida. Limited service will be restored along the following routes: ·       27-Louisiana (modified route from Broad St. to Tchoupitoulas St.) ·       39-Tulane ·       47-Canal ·       88-St. Claude (modified route from Basin St....

City Council Set to Move Forward with Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance

Advocates say the move will allow law enforcement to focus on violent crime Earlier this week, New Orleans City Council President Helena Moreno announced that the local cannabis decriminalization legislation will moving forward for final approval the Council’s meeting on Thursday, Aug. 5. The legislation pardons thousands of summonses issued by NOPD...

Office of Workforce Development Partners with NOTCF to Provide Technical Assistance to Culture Bearers, Industries Seeking Grant Resources

The New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund (NOTCF) recently announced a partnership with the Office of Workforce Development (OWD) to provide grant assistance at the JOB1 Career Center. NOTCF and the Office of Workforce Development will utilize office space at the JOB1 Career Center and provide technical assistance to cultural...