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Federal pandemic-related unemployment programs end Saturday in Louisiana

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Federally-funded pandemic-related unemployment programs are ending in Louisiana on July 31. The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced earlier this month that Act No. 276 is ending Louisiana’s participation in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. “Our core mission has always been putting Louisianians to work...
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Restored to peak of antebellum style, Louisiana's 1837 Bocage plantation home is up for auction

A plantation-era Louisiana mansion spanning 7,400 square feet with five bedrooms and 4½ baths is up for auction again in Ascension Parish. The Bocage antebellum plantation home in Darrow was built in 1837 in an American Greek Revival style after a fire struck the original structure, dating back to 1801. The 1837 rebuild is believed to have been designed by architect James Dakin, also the designer of the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Bocage's original architecture was French Colonial and West Indies-raised cottage style.
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New Laws to Affect Louisiana’s Energy Industry

The 2021 Regular Session was monumental, to say the least. Governor John Bel Edwards signed a total of 477 bills from the latest legislative session, several of which look to affect Louisiana’s energy industry. “While much has been made of a handful of controversial bills, the reality is that this...
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Federal Unemployment Ends In Louisiana This Weekend

Federally-funded pandemic unemployment is ending in Louisiana this weekend. Govenror John Bel Edwards announced earlier this year that Louisiana would be pulling out of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 early so that Louisianans will return back to work. Louisiana has seen a shortage of workers as businesses try and rebound from the pandemic across the state.
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The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits End In Louisiana July 31

On March 18, 2020 former President Trump signed into law, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) just as the nation was being shut down by the coronavirus. A few days later he signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act) to respond to the COVID pandemic. This allowed states across the nation to extend their unemployment benefits to thousands of workers impacted by the pandemic.
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Down Home Louisiana: Cane River Candy Company

We had a special visitor at KALB this week who recently earned the title of queen in a world pageant that was held in Baton Rouge. Ladies of GRACE, Alexandria behavioral health center begins women’s mental health support group. Updated: 5 hours ago. |. An Alexandria behavioral health center is...
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Guest column: Louisiana ports need a federal infrastructure bill to compete globally

Louisiana is dependent on infrastructure to thrive. Ports, roads, and waterways ensure that the Pelican State is a critical junction for both industry and global trade. In fact, the Port of South Louisiana alone, one of five ports in South Louisiana, is one of the most active Foreign Trade Zones in America. But despite how critical international trade is for Louisiana, the infrastructure which allows this commerce to thrive is not always up to the task.
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Industry accounts for well over half Louisiana’s carbon dioxide emissions, research shows

Louisiana’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent study by the LSU Center for Energy Studies, are “dominated by the industrial sector,” which accounts for 61% of the state’s total carbon dioxide emissions. That’s nearly three times the national average share, according to the study. Emissions from all other sectors of Louisiana’s economy measured well below national average shares.
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Louisiana ending federal pandemic unemployment aid July 31

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s ending federal pandemic unemployment aid for its residents Saturday. The move will boot nearly 200,000 people off benefits and cut the payments to thousands more amid a worsening surge of COVID-19. Louisiana residents will no longer receive an extra $300 per week on top of the state’s maximum $247 benefit.