FOX 48 Updates

Gov. Jindal: ‘Tax reform is my top priority this session’

Governor Jindal presented more details regarding his proposed tax reform plan to a joint committee at the State Capitol this morning.

State income tax form offers paper-check option for refunds

Louisiana taxpayers can choose a paper check for their state income tax refunds beginning with returns filed for the 2012 tax year.

Louisiana Lottery observes National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

The Louisiana Lottery Corporation will make a special effort to encourage responsible play during National Problem Gambling Awareness Week, March 3-9.

Congressional sequester threatens food safety, farming industry

There are still lots of questions about when the cuts ordered by Congress' sequester will take effect and how they will be applied. But there is no doubt that everyone will feel their impact.

Gov. Jindal announces Legislative proposal to eliminate boards, commissions

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced a legislative proposal to eliminate numerous state boards and commissions that are inactive, can be absorbed by other existing boards or agencies, or have fulfilled their original mission.

FEMA awards $3M to Louisiana Department of Transportation for Hurricane Isaac recovery

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will receive a $3 million federal grant to reimburse the costs it incurred clearing debris, including boats, from public roads after Hurricane Isaac, the Federal Emergency Management Ag

DOTD announces start of preparations for 2013 severe weather season

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the start of its preparations for the 2013 severe weather season in conjunction with Louisiana’s Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 3 – 9, 2013.

FEMA awards $3.7M to La. Department of Agriculture and Forestry for Hurricane Isaac recovery

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry will receive a $3.7 million federal grant to reimburse some of the costs associated with the delivery of fuel and fuel tanks meant to maintain vital citizen services during and after Hurrican

Six months after Hurricane Isaac: Moving from 'survive' to 'thrive' in Louisiana

Six months after Hurricane Isaac slammed into the Gulf coast, Louisianians are starting to make the transition from "survive" to "thrive." Hard-hit communities are planning how to build back better than ever even as their re

Democratic rep. unveils his ideas to lessen healthcare spending cuts

One Democratic State Representative shared his plan to avoid hospital budget cuts with members of the press Monday.