Governor John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation to ensure high school seniors and current post-secondary students are able to meet requirements to be eligible for the state’s merit-based scholarship, the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, or TOPS, or continue eligibility.
The bleak news Thursday — 6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3 million last week — came as the competition for scarce ventilators, masks and other protective gear seemed to grow more desperate and deaths mounted.
MICHAEL R. SISAK, LORI HINNANT and MARK SHERMAN Associated Press
Attorneys suing the St. Tammany Parish Jail over extended use of holding cells, keeping inmates there for days -- if not weeks -- are asking a judge to step in and force the jail to stop those practices amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Louisiana.
Attorneys who previously filed a class-action lawsuit regarding the cramped holding cells in the St. Tammany Parish Jail are now seeking investigations into the practice on both the state and federal level.
When drive-thru testing sites were established in New Orleans to test for COVID-19, healthcare workers and first responders were the first to get tested. But a week after those frontline workers were tested, their results are still outstanding.
Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson sent a letter Thursday, April 2 to Louisiana district judges to conduct a review to release inmates under certain circumstances to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession as businesses have shut down across the world.