Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press Reporter


Louisiana Higher Education Leaders Seek $220M Budget Boost

  BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top higher education board is asking for a nearly $220 million state budget increase next year, saying the...

Louisiana House Leader: Ida Housing Help Moving Too Slowly

  BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana House leader offered blistering criticism Monday of Gov. John Bel Edwards' temporary housing program for people with severe home...

Analysis: Lawmakers Travel Louisiana To Talk Redistricting

  BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are moving behind-the-scenes conversations about redrawing state political maps to public hearings around the state over the...

Louisiana Senate Workers Getting 8% Pay Raise, Costing $625K

  BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Employees in the Louisiana Senate will get an 8% pay raise starting this month, a move Senate President Page...

Analysis: Louisiana Braces for Flood Insurance Sticker Shock

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana homeowners, many of them still digging out of Hurricane Ida's destruction, will soon see rising...

After Ida Deaths, Louisiana Revokes Nursing Home Licenses

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana health officials said Tuesday they are revoking the licenses of nursing homes that were evacuated to a warehouse where...
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Hurricane Ida 9 Days Later: 430K Still Without Power

  NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Louisiana, most of them outside New Orleans, still didn’t have power Tuesday...

Ida Could Be Devastating Cat 3 Hurricane Near New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Ida swirled toward a strike on Cuba on Friday as a rapidly intensifying storm that could speed across...

Money for New Orleans Projects Stalled by Republican Leaders

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana’s Republican elected leaders Thursday stalled millions of dollars in state financing for New Orleans construction projects at the Superdome,...

Angry, Unmasked Parents Crowd Louisiana Education Hearing

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's top school board abruptly ended a chaotic meeting Wednesday without debating whether to challenge Gov. Bel Edwards' mask mandate for...

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