Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced Monday, July 6 he has approved of a permanent rate decrease of 9.6% in auto insurance policies issued by State Farm Insurance Company for Louisiana drivers.
Gov. John Bel Edwards is using much of the $50 million in discretionary education aid awarded to Louisiana to help with the coronavirus response to buy computers and expand internet access for public school students.
It was a bit of hopeful news amid statistics showing a surge of newly reported coronavirus cases in Louisiana: Protests over racial injustice that took place in New Orleans in late May and early June do not appear, so far, to have significantly contributed to the surge.
After pushing back the presidential primary election and extending early voting by a week, the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office is making it easier for voters to cast a ballot during the pandemic by providing poll workers with PPE, wiping down voting machines with sanitizer, and recommending masks at the ballot box.
According to a report from Sport’s Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger at least 30 LSU football players have been in quarantine because they tested positive for COVID-19 or were found to have had contact with those who tested positive.
State lawmakers are considering a proposal to give grocery store employees, nurses, bus drivers and other front-line workers who stayed on their jobs in the early days of Louisiana’s coronavirus outbreak a one-time $250 payment.
Plans to stabilize and demolish the site of the Hard Rock Hotel collapse have been pushed back even further in the year. This decision comes after the owner of the building submitted finalized plans last month.
Authorities say the demolition of two cranes leaning precariously over a partially collapsed New Orleans hotel went exactly as expected and the "next objective" is to retrieve the bodies of two dead workers still in the ruined building.
New Orleans officials say they must delay plans to topple two cranes that had been looming precariously over the ruins of a partially collapsed hotel. The planned explosion to down the cranes will now take place Sunday, no earlier than noon.