Homeowners worried that new federal flood maps will send their flood insurance premiums skyrocketing would get some short-term relief under a provision tucked into a massive government-wide funding bill.
A task force suggested increased spending on technical training courses and special education students, along with an inflationary boost to the formula.
In Louisiana, more women have signed up than men, and one-third of those getting insurance are in the older, costlier age ranges of 55 to 64 years old.
Former Health and Hospitals Secretary David Hood said Monday he'll be involved with a coalition of Medicaid expansion supporters seeking to persuade state lawmakers who rejected the idea last year.
Never one to shun the spotlight, former Gov. Edwin Edwards isn't squelching rumors he might consider another run for Congress, coyly offering no comments while his daughter and wife repeat the speculation on social media.