For more than two decades, the Livingston Parish Assessor’s Office has equipped students in need with school supplies just before the start of the school year.
(The Center Square) – Organized labor spent more than $1.8 billion on political activity and lobbying in the U.S. during the 2020 election cycle, according to a new study published by the National Institute for Labor Relations Research (NILRR). The majority of the money spent by labor, $1.4 …
(The Center Square) – Tucked inside a July 9 executive order issued by President Joe Biden on competition is a hospital price transparency requirement first implemented by the Trump administration. Hospitals fought the Trump order twice in court and lost. Since then, the majority of hospital…
(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill is receiving fresh opposition from Republicans concerned that rising inflation, and the government spending that contributes to it, means the U.S. should take a step back from the plan.
(The Center Square) – Louisiana has spent $47 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funding, according to a leading pandemic fiscal watchdog.
Even Nikki Lavergne — a Google-certified educator, trainer, and innovator who has a deep background in information technology — had trouble navigating some of the online platforms her own children needed to use for school.
(The Center Square) – A University of Michigan Law school graduate is set to submit an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing abortion is a states’ rights issue.
(The Center Square) – As President Joe Biden faces concerns over the economy and the crisis at the southern border, his polling numbers have dipped to the lowest point since he took office.
(The Center Square) – The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the national eviction moratorium mandated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is unconstitutional. The court said in its ruling that the matter ultimately needed to be resolved by Congress.
(The Center Square) – Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings reported that his sector at the Texas-Mexico border alone took into custody more than 15,000 illegal immigrants in one week, the most so far this year.
If you’ve had an IRA and a 401(k) for many years, you may occasionally ask yourself some questions: “Am I contributing enough?” “Am I still funding these accounts with the right mix of investments for my goals and risk tolerance?” But here’s one inquiry you might be overlooking: “Have I used…
(The Center Square) – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has announced six new arrests relating to the state’s COVID-19 unemployment assistance program, a system that has helped hundreds of thousands of displaced workers while being plagued with abuse.
(The Center Square) – The Louisiana Legislature adjourned the state’s first veto override session in modern history Wednesday without overturning a single veto.
One person died Saturday morning after drowning in the Amite River, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
When would you like to retire? You may already have a certain age in mind, but it might be a good idea to view your retirement date as more of a moving target, since changes in your life can affect your thinking – and your financial strategy.
After moving through the Louisiana Senate, the Louisiana House failed to override the governor’s veto on a bill that would’ve banned transgender athletes from competing on girls sports teams.
With fatal fires on the rise from previous years, the State Fire Marshal’s Office is urging citizens to increase fire safety awareness and fire escape planning in and around their homes.
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It's always smart to stay physically fit, at every point in your life. But financial fitness is important, too. Are you doing everything you can to boost your financial well-being?
First responders rescued 15 people from the Amite River after “strong currents” stranded tubers, authorities said Saturday.
(The Center Square) - A new poll indicates that nearly 80% of consumers support allowing distillers to ship spirits directly to consumers as activist push for the expansion of direct-to-consumer shipping laws for spirits.
(The Center Square) – Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell tried to calm lawmakers’ fears about rising inflation but also said it would probably remain elevated for months to come.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome earlier this week proclaimed Saturday, July 17, 2021, as Law Enforcement Memorial Day in East Baton Rouge Parish.
(The Center Square) – Increasing a state’s expenditures does not necessarily correlate to increased prosperity for residents, a new study suggests.
Louisiana lawmakers will hold a historic veto session in an attempt to overturn Gov. John Bel Edwards’ rejection of bills from the most recent Legislative session.
One Denham Springs woman is hoping to protect others from the same heartbreak her family experienced five years ago.
(The Center Square) – Louisiana U.S. Sen. John Kennedy has introduced a bill to limit protections for social media companies that secretly leverage user data to promote divisive content.
(The Center Square) – Tens of thousands of Louisiana households should begin receiving monthly government assistance this week because of the expansion of the federal Child Tax Credit program.
(The Center Square) – Louisiana has the highest combined sales tax rate in the country, according to a new midyear analysis by a national tax policy nonprofit.
Financial services firm Edward Jones has been named to FORTUNE magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies, a recognition of the most respected and reputable companies. The firm ranked No. 4 in the Securities/Asset Management industry category.
Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full-service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Full-Service Investor Satisfaction Study(SM), the firm announced.
Authorities are searching for the suspect of a recent hit-and-run accident that has one elderly woman in “critical condition.”
A Livingston Parish man who was recently found guilty of fatally stabbing his mother-in-law and attempting to murder his wife in 2018 will spend the rest of his life behind bars, according to a statement from District Attorney Scott Perrilloux’s office.
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards, who passed away earlier this week, will lie in Memorial Hall in the State Capitol on Saturday, July 17, according to reports.
(The Center Square) – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced a bill that would prohibit the federal government from creating and maintaining a federal database of every American who has received COVID-19 vaccines.
With the 2021-22 school year one month away, the Livingston Parish Public Schools system is reminding parents and guardians about a new way to register their students digitally.
(The Center Square) – Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed an education transparency bill that critics said would have shined a light on billions of dollars flooding Louisiana schools.
(The Center Square) – A Louisiana grand jury has indicted six individuals accused of defrauding taxpayers of nearly $825,000 in hurricane relief aid, with the scheme emanating from within the state government.
(The Center Square) – With the deadline to register for Louisiana’s COVID-19 vaccine lottery upon the state, a new study by the Boston University School of Medicine found lottery-based incentives do not increase COVID-19 vaccination rates.