Unemployed Louisianans Expected to Qualify for New Benefit
The new $300 federally-enhanced weekly unemployment benefits are expected to begin shipping in the next few weeks and will be retroactive to August 1st
LHSAA Hopes for a Shortened Prep Football Season
Executive director Eddie Bonine says the goal is to play a six to eight regular-season game schedule. Bonine says they are also looking at pushing the state football championships back from the second weekend in December.
Judges Rejects Requests for Restraining Order Against Bar Closure Order
Federal judges in New Orleans and Lafayette have rejected requests from bar owners for a restraining order against the Governor’s bar closure order. Those owners are suing the state over the issue.
Edwards to Consider Additional Restrictions Recommendations
Governor John Bel Edwards says he will consider new White House guidelines. The recommendations call for red zone states like Louisiana to close gyms, put tighter restrictions on indoor dining capacity to 25%, and limit gatherings to 10 people.
Talk of Mask Mandate for Louisiana Schools Causing Friction
State Education Superintendent Cade Brumley tells the House Education Committee that reopening schools next month during a pandemic will be a monumental task, but they’ve provided local school systems with guidance on how it can be done.
Senator Bill Cassidy Accused of Using Campaign Funds for Club Membership Dues
Campaign finance reports show Senator Bill Cassidy has used more than $5,500 in money raised for his campaigns to pay for membership dues at exclusive social clubs dating back to 2014.
Texas/Louisiana Border Shutdown RECOMMENDED by New Orleans Lawmaker
New Orleans Senator Troy Carter is suggesting Louisiana should put some regulations into place for travelers coming into the state from Texas and other hot spots following an uptick in COVID-19 cases.
Bill Cassidy: Changes Needed for Unemployment Benefits
Senator Bill Cassidy says Congress is working on another round of federal economic relief but feels the $600 a week federal unemployment benefit must be changed.
Saharan Dust Cloud Set to Arrive in Louisiana on Wednesday
A cloud of Saharan dust is crossing the Atlantic and is set to arrive in Louisiana by Wednesday, bringing with it more COVID-19 concerns.
Early Voting for Louisiana’s Presidential Primary in Underway
Only registered Republicans can vote in the GOP primary and even though Joe Biden is expected to accept the nomination in August, registered Democrats can select between the 14 candidates up for the Democratic presidential nomination.