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Wednesday is the last day for people in the 21 parishes damaged by Hurricane Laura to apply for disaster food stamp aid.
Louisiana’s fiscal health before the coronavirus hit was dismal, and is likely to come out of the current financial crisis even worse, a new report says.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Tuesday that the U.S. economy is rebounding from the pandemic-induced recession with federal support but that more help from the government is likely needed.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says that many mid-size U.S. businesses are now able to borrow from banks, suggesting that the need for a Fed lending program that was designed to serve struggling medium-size companies has waned.
Louisiana lawmakers announced Monday that they will convene a special session next week to address the near-bankruptcy of the state unemployment trust fund, to work on Hurricane Laura recovery and to try to scale back the governor's emergency powers in the latest battle over Gov. John Bel Edwards' coronavirus...
A government watchdog says millions of Americans are in danger of missing coronavirus relief payments of up to $1,200 per individual because of incomplete government records.
The U.S. will ban the use of the Chinese app WeChat on Sunday citing national security concerns.
The federal government has granted Louisiana a $1.2 billion line of credit for flood mitigation, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday.
The Louisiana State Bond Commission on Thursday approved 61 local tax elections that will appear on voters’ December ballots.
Louisiana must reinstate coronavirus pandemic voting plans used for summer elections rather than using a more restrictive plan proposed by the Louisiana secretary of state and approved by the Legislature for elections in November and December, a federal judge has ruled.