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(The Center Square) – Louisiana lawmakers on Friday afternoon were poised to call for a special session, giving them another 30 days to finish the work they started during the pandemic-shortened regular session.

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(The Center Square) – President Donald Trump on Friday said he was calling on the nation's governors to end restrictions that have closed churches, synagogues and other houses of worship, deeming them essential.

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Livingston Parish School Assistant Superintendent Stephen Parrill announced today that school leaders are implementing a cleaning schedule for all parish campuses and busses to protect the health and well-being of students, employees and campus visitors and prevent or slow the spread of COVID-19.

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(The Center Square) – Even as much of the country eases restrictions and slowly begins to reopen state economies, new jobless claims continued their COVID-19 spike last week, increasing the total number of those filing for unemployment benefits to nearly 39 million since mid-March.

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(The Center Square) – Record unemployment insurance claims have thrown state unemployment insurance systems into financial distress. Three million American workers filed for unemployment insurance in the week ending May 9, according to the Department of Labor, bringing the total number of in…

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(The Center Square) – Louisiana’s House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation meant to encourage lawmakers to spend only 98 percent of the general fund money that is expected to flow into state coffers.

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(The Center Square) – U.S. Reps. Ted Budd, R-North Carolina, and Ken Buck, R-Colorado, introduced the Getting Americans Back to Work Act to amend a portion of the CARES Act, which resulted in some unemployed filers receiving higher wages through unemployment compensation than through their p…