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.
Documents show local officials were irate over the Red Cross’ poor response to the massive disaster.
In Louisiana, a lack of governmental assistance has left many without childcare options.
A city ordinance Mayor Mitch Landrieu approved Monday includes penalties for failing to report lost or stolen firearms, along with other provisions.
The data-focused effort comes at a time when the city is carrying out police department reforms.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: More bad news for public education in Oklahoma; traffic tickets decline in N.J. county in a big way; and where is the exact center of Pennsylvania?
Can your agency effectively respond to a disaster amid a widespread telecommunications outage?
Also in our State and Local Weekend News Digest: Southern California evacuees get all clear to return home; Chattanooga’s volunteer reserve police officer program; and Sioux Falls removes a public art sculpture.
The American Red Cross has described the flood as the nation's worst disaster since Superstorm Sandy. But not that many people are paying attention.
Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: Tree removal standoff in San Diego; auditing disputes for Minnesota counties; and N.Y. vs. N.J. acrimony continues over Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Nation-states attempt to breach New Orleans’ systems “all the time,” so the city recently upped its defenses for law enforcement and several other departments and apps.
Louisiana has approved a “Blue Lives Matter” hate-crime law, and Texas and several others could follow suit.
After years of racial and economic tension, the Louisiana city must wrestle with the shootings of Alton Sterling and six police officers.
Also in our State and Local Weekend News Digest: South Dakota at bottom of same-sex marriage list; Portland’s tree-cutting mystery; and N.Y.C.’s response to synthetic marijuana overdoses.
Moore cited a “personal relationship” with the parents of Blane Salamoni, one of the officers involved in the shooting.
The footage appears to show two Baton Rouge officers wrestling 37-year-old Alton Sterling to the ground, then sticking a gun in his chest, and shooting him dead.
“Every city is unique, and each faces specific challenges,” says Arup director Jo da Silva. “But, the factors that enable cities to deal with disruption are universal.”
“It’s the easiest big decision I will ever make as governor,” John Bel Edwards said of his move earlier this year to expand the health care program for those with low incomes.
A new $1.5 million MacArthur Foundation grant could give New Orleans’ public defenders, and its incarcerated citizens, some relief.
Collisions between trains and cars have declined over time. Is it possible to eliminate them?
A recently published academic study takes a look at that.
In a strong national economy, places like Louisiana, Illinois, and Oklahoma are nevertheless struggling. Why?
Agency data streams used to be disparate, but now they’re on the same interface.
A central concern has been finding a balance between privacy and transparency.
Legislation calling for a 1 percent sales tax increase was among scores of bills that passed out of a House committee on Tuesday.
Revenues, general fund balances, unemployment rates and GDP are all downbeat in the Pelican State.
As the state’s budget situation worsens, revenue estimates are revised downward.
Changes were made via executive order.
An analysis from the Tax Foundation presents federal aid as a percentage of state revenue for fiscal year 2013.
Levees are being checked for sand boils as water levels rise. And in Louisiana, there’s no word yet whether the Bonnet Carré and Morganza spillways will be opened.
Bobby Jindal relied on short-term fixes that did nothing to address years of "unresolved structural deficits." Here are the budgetary challenges that await John Bel Edwards in Baton Rouge.