Louisiana News

Southwest Louisiana Considering Bike-Sharing Programs

Southwest Louisiana officials are looking at bike-sharing. Bike-sharing programs use computers and GPS to track bicycles, rented through a smartphone app by the hour or half-hour. Baton Rouge and St. Tammany Parish are investigating whether to start such programs. New …

Restrictions on Cellphones While Driving Not Being Added in Louisiana

Louisiana will not be enacting a ban on hand-held cellphone use while driving. A House-backed proposal stalled in the Senate, and the regular session ended Friday without action on the bill, killing it. Rep. Mike Huval, a Breaux Bridge Republican, …

Louisiana Citizens Opens Search for Catastrophe Service Vendors

New Catastrophe Services contracts are expected to secure over 600 Adjusters as part of the company’s ongoing Catastrophe preparedness and response to large claim volume events. Baton Rouge, LA, January 22, 2018– Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. (‘LCPIC’), today announced …

Needs of Flood-Damaged Small Businesses in Louisiana Sought in Survey

Louisiana’s flood recovery program is trying to determine the needs of flood-damaged companies by asking small businesses to fill out a statewide survey. The small business survey is expected to take about 10 minutes to complete and doesn’t require supporting …

2 New Driving Laws Among Some 200 New Laws for Louisiana in August

Two new driving laws kicked in for Louisiana this month. Also children can bring sunscreen to school without a doctor’s note, minors face tougher restrictions for getting an abortion and colleges can’t ask unlimited questions about applying students’ criminal histories, …

Louisiana Farmers Could be Helped by $10M Program for Flood Recovery

Farmers and ranchers in 51 Louisiana parishes could be eligible for grants from a $10 million program aimed to help with recovery from last year’s flooding. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain’s office says the grants come from federal flood recovery dollars …

Louisiana Law Firms Could get $87M Each For 2010 Oil Spill Litigation

A committee of attorneys involved in litigation arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has made its recommendation for dividing some $700 million in fees among 122 law firms involved in years of complex legal work. Two Louisiana …

11 Children Injured When School Bus Overturns

Louisiana officials say a school bus carrying about 38 children has overturned, with 11 children and the driver suffering what were described as minor to moderate injuries. Louisiana State Police Trooper Dustin Dwight says it happened Monday morning near Greensburg …

Tough Budget-Rebalancing Awaits Returning Louisiana Lawmakers

Louisiana’s lawmakers are trudging back to work after Gov. John Bel Edwards called them to the Capitol for a special deficit-reduction session that many of them didn’t want to have. The 10-day session that began Monday, a day before Valentine’s …

Despite Disastrous Flooding, Future of Louisiana Project Remains Murky

Despite the flooding that struck south Louisiana in August, prospects for a decades-old project aimed at protecting Baton Rouge, La. area homes remain murky. The 12-mile structure is called the Comite River Diversion Canal. It would siphon high water from …