DSNAP Approved for Residents in 25 Louisiana Parishes Hit by Hurricane Ida

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) received federal approval Sept. 14, to provide Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) to families impacted by Hurricane Ida. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approved a DSNAP operation for the following parishes and ZIP codes: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton...

Will Fall Elections Be Postponed?

Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin and Gov. John Bel Edwards met today (Tuesday, Sept. 7) to discuss whether the upcoming fall elections should be postponed given the destruction Hurricane Ida has caused across more than two dozen parishes across the state, Ardoin wants the Oct. 9 election to be...

Louisiana Economic Development is Looking for Small Business Owners to Participate in Program

Successful SEBD Roundtables provide peer learning for small businesses seeking next level Recruitment has opened for Louisiana Economic Development’s SEBD Roundtables for small business owners participating in Louisiana’s Small and Emerging Business Development Program. Beginning in July and August, the innovative peer-to-peer learning program will convene groups of 12 to...

State Rep. Willard’s Bill to Cap Increases on Property Tax Assessments at 10 percent Passes House, Advances to Senate

State Rep. Matthew Willard's proposed Constitutional Amendment to limit assessment increases on residential properties in Orleans Parish at 10 percent annually is on to the Senate after passing in the House of Representatives today (Monday, May 10). "I made a promise to the people of District 97 that I would take action to...

Voting Machine Bill Panders to Last Fall’s Unfounded Claims of Voting Security Issues, Advances through Senate

By Sydney McGovernLSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE-- A bill to allow legislative oversight in selecting new voting machines advanced through the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee Tuesday.  The bill, authored by Senator Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell, establishes a Voting System Technology Commission to review voting systems and a proposal...

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin Forms Louisiana Commission on Election Integrity and Voting . . . But Why?

When the Louisiana Legislature starts its session on Monday, April 12, there will be more than a dozen bills already prefiled that deal with elections and voting. Some are good. For instance, state Rep. Fed Jones’ HB 286 would extend early voting. And state Rep. Ted James’ HB 286 would...

Nearly 8,000 Louisiana Republicans Have Left GOP Since Jan. 6 Insurrection

Dips in registrants for the party have been seen around the country. A report from The New York Times found more than 100,000 Republicans left the party in a number of states in the weeks after the U.S. Capitol riots, and Louisiana’s voter registration numbers mirror that trend. By Sarah...

Eased COVID-19 Restrictions for Louisianans

Following sustained improvements in COVID-19 hospitalizations and vaccinations, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions in Louisiana, including strict occupancy restrictions for bars and restaurants. Salons and beauty shops, gyms and fitness centers, malls, and casinos also will not have capacity limits. Gov. Edwards made the...