U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy will host the Louisiana Mental Health Summit today. Connor Ferrill has more.
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85,000 Louisianans are getting checks from the State treasurer’s office for unclaimed property before the end of the year. Matt Doyle has more.
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LSU are 14 point underdogs against top ranked Bama this Saturday, the largest point spread at home in 20 years.
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U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will host the Louisiana Mental Health Summit today to bring together federal, state, and local leaders to discuss methods to improve mental health care in Louisiana. Cassidy says many sheriffs note local jail is the largest provider of mental health services in most parishes and that puts a strain on communities…
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will speak at the summit and Cassidy says he is glad to host a federal agency that provides a plethora benefits for the mentally ill…
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The senator notes lower class citizens often qualify for Medicaid but middle class Americans can struggle with mental health coverage. Cassidy cites Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on how to handle the disparity in coverage…
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The event will take place at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center from 8 AM until 2:30 PM today.
A new $200 million power plant is coming to Washington Parish with the groundbreaking taking place today. The facility is a 361-megawatt natural gas-fired peaking power plant in Bogalusa and will be run by Calpine. Louisiana PSC Commission Chairman Eric Skrmetta says between a growing population and energy needs, as well as other facilities needing an overhaul, the project is a necessity.
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Skrmetta says there are many benefits that come with the new facility.
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Skremetta says the plant is about three times the size of one currently being discussed for New Orleans East.
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The plant is expected to be operational in three years.
State treasurer John Schroder says tens of thousands of Louisianans will get a check from the state before the end of the year for unclaimed property that’s been held by the state. The checks will be up to 1,500 dollars. Schroder says they uncovered the money after teaming up with the Revenue Department.
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If you are owed more than 1,500 dollars, additional verification will be needed before the state will mail you your money.
Schroder estimates that the state receives about 80 to 90 million dollars a year in unclaimed property or money, and says if you want to make sure you can get access to what is yours, you need to keep your records up to date with the state.
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Orleans Parish residents are owed 1.1 million dollars, followed by Jefferson at 998 thousand, and East Baton Rouge at 986,000 dollars.
The partnership is the result of 2018 regular session legislation that allows the Revenue Department to share records with Treasury. Schroder says they’re looking for more ways to improve the system to give back the nearly billion dollars in unclaimed resources that the state is not allowed to use for itself.
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To see if you are owed money, drop by latreasury.com
LSU are 14 point underdogs against the Crimson Tide this Saturday, in the largest spread against the Tigers at home in 20 years. Despite the Purple and Gold’s two major upset victories against Top Ten teams, Vegas has decided the Bama train will roll on, and easily. Analyst Jimmy Ott says Saban’s Tide has been rolling spreads all year long…
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The Tigers were seven point underdogs when they crushed Georgia 36-16, and 10 point underdogs when they squeaked out a 22-21 win over Auburn.
That being said, Bama hasn’t played anyone this year ranked 39th or above in RPI, while the Tigers have played five teams with better ratings, only losing to one. Ott says he’d shy away from the game, because it’s tough to make an educated prediction when the favored team hasn’t played anyone.
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Ott says the game is notable for another subplot, the absence in the first half of linebacker Devin White. He says usually it takes the absence of a quarterback to effect Vegas’s predictions, but this time the peculiar circumstances of White’s first half suspension has led to a shifting in the line.
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The game kicks off at 7pm at Tiger Stadium.
After making a trip home to Ohio during the bye weekend, Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow is ready his first taste of the LSU-Alabama rivalry. He goes into this game unafraid…
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LSU has lost seven straight to Alabama. In each of those game, Alabama’s quarterback has outplayed the Tigers signal caller. Coach Ed Orgeron says Burrow goes into Saturday night’s Top 5 match-up a confident player…
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagvailoa has been playing at a different level this season is a front-runner to win the Heisman Trophy. Orgeron says it will take a team effort to slow Tua down and it starts with the defensive line playing great technique…
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At two o’ clock on Saturday, ULM will hsot 7-and-1 Georgia Southern. The Eagles run the option, averaging 276 yards on the ground. Coach Matt Viator is hoping for a big and loud crowd at Malone Stadium to watch his team take on the best team in the Sun Belt…
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ULM is 4-4, 2-2 in the Sun Belt and tied with the Ragin Cajuns for first place in the West Division. But Viator says there hasn’t been much talk about being in first place…
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