2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Mathew Sanders, Resilience Program and Policy Administrator, Office of Community Development, Disaster Recovery Unit, State of Louisiana
More and more, states are getting involved in housing issues that used to be just local government affairs, including preempting their authority.
A Louisiana parish will use federal grant money to buy a tire shredder to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.
Louisiana and Texas are no stranger to deluges caused by prolonged rain.
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The Integrated Benefits Initiative, a partnership between Code for America, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Nava Public Benefit Corporation, is spearheading the effort.
“It runs part and parcel with having the state have more control and more responsibility in implementing effective response,” said Louisiana AG Jeff Landry of his new National Association of Attorneys General initiative.
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Several state legislatures are moving toward mandated changes in how police conduct photo line-ups.
About 27,000 residents have downloaded the LA Wallet app, which launched last week.
Just over 1,500 acres in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, is at the center of a case the U.S. Supreme Court will consider this fall that asks the question of how much power the federal government has to protect habitat for an endangered species, the dusky gopher frog, even though that frog hasn't lived there for decades.
There are no national training standards for school-based officers, and in many cases no state standards, meaning crisis response can vary widely from place to place.
More than a dozen states have above-average international trade exposure, per a new Moody’s report.
Gov. John Bel Edwards has had to consider suspending classes at state colleges. He thinks the millions going to coaches could be better spent.
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.
“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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