Flood Insurance

August 29, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016 – The floods and the feds

The Advocate’s Gordon Russell looks at the aid that will be needed to help people rebuild their homes - and takes a look at the lessons learned from the Road Home program that helped cover uninsured losses after Hurricane Katrina.
August 16, 2016

Aug. 16: Devastation in the capital city

The historic flooding that has left large swaths of South Louisiana under water - and displaced tens of thousands of families - has strained the resources of local and state government, as well as nonprofit organizations that have stepped in to help.
January 7, 2014

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

Minimum wage battle brewing in Louisiana; Unemployment extension passes first hurdle; National network of conservative groups built on “unrivaled complexity”; Major U.S. Senate vote on flood delay bill set for Wednesday; Affordable Care Act educational sessions available for Capital Area residents; and Longest serving member of state education board faces felony charges. $18 – The hourly rate the minimum wage would be today if it grew at the same pace as U.S. productivity since 1968.  (Source: Economic Policy Institute)
October 1, 2013

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

Government shuts down, health care marketplaces start up; Nearly one in 10 default on federal student loans; Southern University chief hopes funding holds steady in 2014; New flood insurance rate hikes kick in for southeast Louisiana; The Glass-Floor Problem 33,000 – The number of Louisiana veterans and armed forces families with children that receive the EITC or low-Income component of the Child Tax Credit. (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)