Coastal Restoration

September 23, 2016

Sept. 23: Advice on TOPS

Restructuring TOPS - the state’s merit-based college scholarship program - so that low-income students get larger awards than middle and upper-income students can help to save the program, and make college more attractive for students who might not otherwise attend because of financial concerns.
August 19, 2016

Aug. 19: What to expect from FEMA assistance

Thousands of those whose homes were flooded last week in South Louisiana had no flood insurance, and may be counting on FEMA’s individual assistance program to help pay for repairs. While the program awards up to $33,000 per household, The Advocate’s Chad Calder cautions applicants not to count on large grant awards to repair flood damage.
December 17, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Bipartisan budget deal; Exporting oil; Poverty harder on U.S. and; Price tag for coastal erosion
February 11, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tax credits on the chopping block?; “Payoffs for Layoffs”; College officials want relief from budget cuts; and Group cautions against coastal fund raid