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Hurricane Nate will likely be quickly forgotten in Louisiana, but the impacts of last year’s catastrophic flooding are still being felt.
The city is rushing to repair its aging drainage system.
October 5, 2017
“In its current form, the harm to Louisiana from this legislation far outweighs any benefit,” Rebekah Gee says in an open letter.
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U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, a Republican, said the city was “rapidly becoming the murder and armed robbery capital of the Western Hemisphere."
Both states considered, one enacted, sentencing and corrections reforms in 2017
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
July 6, 2017
The Democratic governors of Louisiana and Montana express their distaste for the Senate bill to overhaul Obamacare.
In Louisiana, public universities will be prohibited from asking about criminal history on admission applications.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Maine prepares for partial state shutdown; Florida citrus canker payouts; and West Virginia governor acquiesces on state budget.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told Louisiana U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy that he’d work with him to address concerns about a plan in President Trump’s budget to redirect the funds.
"Now more than ever we have to put aside our differences and unite against cowardly violence," the mayor said.
Southern states have the highest rates of new HIV and AIDS diagnoses, the largest percentage of people living with the disease, and the most people dying from it. But some Southern states are using innovative approaches to improve the situation.
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
June 13, 2017
In the Big Easy, experts from across the Gulf Coast and the nation will share the changing nature of disasters and what 'Responding to Modern Emergencies' looks like.
While some Southern states still officially honor their ‘Lost Cause’ history, the Crescent City is choosing to instead promote diversity on Confederate Memorial Day.
In an interview with Route Fifty, Landrieu talks policing and the “entrepreneurial” bent that drives mayors of all political stripes.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Philly’s rat stats; Arkansas mayor resigns amid scandal; and Nevada governor’s education proposal.
New Orleans has $200 million, a multi-disciplinary team and a network of partners with which to address infrastructure needs ahead of future shocks and stresses.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City Council members joined a national movement to remove symbols that black residents feel perpetuate racism, but they’re finding you can’t do iconoclasm halfway.
Simplifying and streamlining the process to get a business up and running.
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