BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Insurance has become a member of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding, an international supervisory cooperation and information exchange agreement. “I am pleased that the Louisiana Department of Insurance has become a signatory to the IAIS MMoU,” said Louisiana...
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration Wednesday was readying to defend Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate and bar restrictions enacted to combat the coronavirus outbreak, as a state district judge considers a lawsuit challenging the regulations as unconstitutional. Four Jefferson Parish residents, including a musician, a catering business...
Thousands of people are eligible to vote by mail in Louisiana but you have to fit the criteria. NEW ORLEANS — Vote by mail has become quite the matter of debate with a presidential election in three months and a global pandemic making some want to keep their distance. In the...
Thousands of people are eligible to vote by mail in Louisiana but you have to fit the criteria.       
NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Utility Committee Chair and Council Vice President Helena Moreno has sponsored a motion designed to expand internet access across the City and find the best approach to creating public WiFi for New Orleans. The motion will be considered at Thursday’s Council meeting. Motion M-20-243 directs...
The judges said that abortion-rights advocates lack standing to pursue many of their claims. BATON ROUGE, La. — A Shreveport abortion clinic and two doctors that perform abortions have dropped their lawsuit challenging Louisiana’s clinic-licensing regulations.  The dismissal paperwork was filed in Baton Rouge federal court on Wednesday with little attention,...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Demonstrators rallied at separate events Thursday to demand continued $600 federal coronavirus unemployment benefits and to put an end to evictions, as the economic fallout from the pandemic continued to take a toll on residents. More than two dozen unemployed workers chanted and held signs outside...
BATON ROUGE – Tax changes approved this year will reduce state taxes by about $20.4 million next fiscal year, according to the forecast adopted Thursday. About $15.8 million in those reduced taxes would come out of the state general fund, the estimate indicates, which is the portion of the state...
NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana members of the National Independent Talent Organization released a video testimonial calling for immediate support of the RESTART Act, which would provide small and medium-sized businesses with liquidity to get their businesses up and running again, and ensure they receive loan forgiveness to help fill...
NEW ORLEANS – As U.S. policymakers negotiate details of the next coronavirus aid package, America’s port authorities – including the Port of South Louisiana – are advocating for relief to manage the “extremely negative impacts” on the seaport industry brought on by the pandemic. Among the port leaders’ advocacy efforts...