Statewide News

Louisiana Earns its Highest Ranking Ever in State Business Survey

Chief Executive magazine recently revealed that CEOs nationwide rank Louisiana number 11 in the U.S., the state’s highest position ever, in the magazine’s annual ranking of Best & Worst States for Business.

Nearly 8,000 Louisiana Students Receive Scholarship Offers

Governor Bobby Jindal and State Superintendent of Schools John White announced recently that the Louisiana Department of Education has successfully matched nearly 8,000 students with the school of their choice in the Louisiana Scholarship

State Now Offering Smartphone Apps to Report Wildlife Violations

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is now offering LADWF Tips apps for both Android and iPhone users to report outdoor related violations to Enforcement Division agents through their tip411 program.

Get Ready for Storm Season with Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

Louisiana residents can save money on flashlights, batteries, generators and other emergency supplies during the 2013 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday on Saturday, May 25, and Sun

Saints sign DT John Jenkins to 4-year contract

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Friday that the club has signed their second, third round draft pick, DT John Jenkins to a four-year contract.

Lawmakers agree on what tax exemptions they are considering to end

With four weeks until the end of the legislative session, it looks like Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives have come to an agreement.

Tips for Setting Up or Improving a Home Office

(StatePoint) If you work from home, you know how important it is to turn your home office into an efficient workspace. And these days, making improvements with that goal in mind rests on keeping up with the trends and times.

Affordable Home Improvements to Boost Your Home’s Value

(StatePoint) In addition to filling practical needs, home improvement projects often can increase the value of a home with minimal investment. Some projects add more value than others, however.

Home Improvement Tips for Buyers and Sellers

(StatePoint) Buying or selling a home in today’s real estate market? Go about it properly. From home inspections to home improvement, take your advice from leading experts.

Easy Ways to Save Energy at Home

(StatePoint) Whether you are motivated to help the planet or simply want to slash home energy and water bills, there are easy steps to reduce your home’s carbon footprint.