Politics

Coverage of politics from the Louisiana statehouse in Baton Rouge and beyond.

Sue Lincoln

As South Louisiana settles into recovery mode following historic flooding, the State Bond Commission met Tuesday to talk about Louisiana’s fiscal situation. 


LA Dept. of Revenue

Facing a Thursday due date for their report, the Tax Structure Task Force is working daily this week, sorting through options and preparing to vote on their recommendations.

“If we’re going to spend, we have to decide exactly how we’re going to raise the money,” LSU economist, Dr. Jim Richardson, summed up the charge given to the panel by the governor and the legislature.

He then gave the other dozen task force members a review of what they’d learned meeting nearly weekly for the past four months.

fema.gov

Governor John Bel Edwards meets with the entire Louisiana congressional delegation today, discussing the need for a supplemental federal appropriations bill for flood recovery.

Sue Lincoln

“This is not the Katrina SBA.”

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet was in south Louisiana Thursday, helping turn attention to assistance for businesses impacted by the flood.

Sue Lincoln

For those displaced by the flooding rains earlier this month, housing help won’t be FEMA trailers exclusively – or at all. Wednesday, Governor John Bel Edwards announced an array of options being offered in partnership with FEMA.

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