Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press Reporter


Analysis: Louisiana Starts Mapping Infrastructure Spending

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Members of Congress are still bickering over the wisdom of passing a $1 trillion infrastructure package, but Louisiana lawmakers and...

Louisiana Lawmakers Try to Tighten Medicaid Cost Estimates

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are trying a new approach to determine how much the state will spend on Medicaid services each year,...

Edwards Reaches Global Stage on Climate Change

BATON ROUGE (AP) — With his trip to an international climate change conference, Gov. John Bel Edwards acknowledged Louisiana's obvious front-row seat to the...

Early Voting in Louisiana’s Delayed Election Begins Saturday

BATON ROUGE (AP) — After a five-week postponement, early voting begins Saturday in Louisiana’s hurricane-delayed fall election, with four constitutional amendments the only thing...

Louisiana to Get $595M Federal Disaster Aid for Laura, Delta

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana will receive $595 million in federal disaster block grant aid to help with housing restoration and other recovery needs...

Louisiana Lifts Mask Mandate Amid Sharp Drop in COVID Cases

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana is ending its statewide indoor mask mandate after emerging from its latest and worst coronavirus spike of the pandemic...
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Louisiana Budget Boom Continues for Another Year

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Rather than crush state finances, the coronavirus pandemic is sending a glut of money to Louisiana's treasury, with Gov. John...

Louisiana Lawmakers Won’t Commit to Superdome Renovations

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's legislative leaders balked Thursday at a $63 million debt forgiveness plan for the Superdome's oversight board that Gov. John...

Louisiana Governor, Lawmakers At Odds Over Superdome Upgrade

  BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two years after a contract appeared near to keep the Saints football team in New Orleans for decades, Gov....

Hurricane Ida’s Damage Forces Louisiana Voting Site Changes

  BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida’s destruction across southeastern Louisiana will force thousands of voters to cast their ballots at different polling locations...

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