With just a couple of days left in 2021, it’s time to take look back at another eventful year. Kevin Gallagher has the story…
And Governor John Bel Edwards will hold a 1 pm press conference today to discuss the surge in COVID.
For the first time in a decade, Louisiana’s unemployment benefit will increase by eleven percent. The new amount goes into effect Sunday and the maximum weekly benefit for those who qualify will be $275. Louisiana Workforce Commission spokesperson Chris Fiore says it’s welcome news for recipients.
For those who make their initial claim January 1, 2022, or before, the maximum weekly benefit amount is still $247.
It has been 4 months since Category Four Hurricane Ida impacted Louisiana: bringing destruction to the state’s southeastern coastal parishes. Houma state Representative Tanner Magee says Terrebonne Parish still has a large number of residents living in makeshift accommodations…:
Magee says two entire high schools will need to be rebuilt.