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Governor’s Office Proposes Hopeful Budget With no Spending Cuts

The Edwards administration on Friday proposed a budget for fiscal 2022 that would use federal coronavirus aid to avoid cuts and provide additional funds to K-12 and higher education. ...READ MORE

The House moved toward a vote Friday on President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, with Democrats pushing forward despite united GOP opposition to the massive relief package aimed at stabilizing the economy and boosting coronavirus vaccinations and testing.....READ MORE

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Governor John Bel Edwards, Mayor Broome, 

LDH Mark Start of North Baton Rouge Vaccine Clinic

The Louisiana Department of Health will host a vaccine clinic in North Baton Rouge on Fri., Feb. 26 and Sat., Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. The clinic will be at Living Faith Christian Center located on Winbourne Avenue.


Walmart Hosts COVID-19 Community Vaccine Event in Louisiana 

Walmart will begin administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines in Baton Rouge with a drive thru clinic at the Walmart Supercenter at 9350 Cortana Place starting Feb. 25th through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. ...READ MORE 

Online Registration 

Deadline For 

The March 20 Election

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is reminding Louisianians that Saturday, February 27 is the online registration deadline for the March 20 election. ....READ MORE

As Black Friday approaches early projections to indicate that over $400,000,000 will be spent during “Shop Black Week” (SBW) 2020.  The campaign was created to encourage Black Americans to spend money with Black-Owned Businesses. ...READ MORE

Brunetta Gamble-Dillard has been appointed the Vice Chancellor for Finance at the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Dillard has more than 21 years of higher education experience working with grant management, financial planning, policies and procedures, human resources and federal, state, and local fiscal matters... READ MORE

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Bishop Rance Allen, iconic preacher and gospel music legend, has died at the age of 71. Allen was most well-known for founding The Rance Allen Group, a gospel music group that began in the 1970s and featured Allen's brothers Thomas Allen and Steve Allen. In a joint statement posted to Facebook, Allen's wife, Ellen, and manager, Bryant Scott, shared the sad news of his death....READ MORE

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