housing

August 7, 2018

Paid family leave would transform Louisiana

With the federal government gridlocked, states across the country have adopted paid family leave policies to ensure that workers - particularly ones with low incomes - are able to take time off from work after a child is born or to care for an ailing relative.

Number of the Day

$250,000 -  Total fines assessed by the Louisiana Department of Health to the five private insurers that oversee care for most of the state’s Medicaid enrollees. The companies were cited for sloppy record-keeping. (Source: The Associated Press)
February 7, 2017

Feb. 7: Edwards releases plan for cuts

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ proposal to spackle the $304 million hole in the state budget by the end of this month was released Monday.
January 12, 2017

Jan. 12: Governor predicts special session

Gov. John Bel Edwards predicts he will have to call legislators into a special session next month in order to tackle the state’s mid-year revenue shortfall.
August 25, 2016

Aug. 25: Post-flood housing plan emerges

People displaced by this month’s flooding will have several housing options as they try to rebuild and recover, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced at a Wednesday press conference.