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Thanks to the recently passed COVID relief bill Louisiana’s unemployed workers are receiving 300 dollars in federally boosted UI payments per week again. Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Ava Dejoie says it’s a much-needed reprieve…

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The maximum an unemployed worker gets from the state is 247-dollars per week. The additional 300-dollar a week benefit is expected to last until March 13th.

Senator John Kennedy will vote against certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s election win tomorrow in Congress. LSU Poli Sci Professor Robert Hogan says it’s not surprising considering Kennedy is up for reelection in two years and may have greater ambitions…

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Senator Bill Cassidy will vote to certify.

A person very close to the late Luke Letlow may run for the 5th district Congressional seat that remains vacant following his death from COVID-19. Brooke Thorington has more.

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The Louisiana Department of Health has authorized hospitals to begin vaccinating anyone in the public who is currently in an eligible group with any excess COVID vaccines they may have that exceed their uptake. This comes as public demand this week massively outstripped supply as those over 70 became eligible.