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Seven state high schools make Newsweek’s top list

Seven Louisiana high schools rank among the top 2,000 public high schools in the United States with one Jefferson Parish school landing in the top 100, according to a new ranking published Monday by Newsweek.

05/20/2013 | Read Story »

10 best states for retirement

Besides jazz and beignets, Louisiana offers retirees an excellent combination of low taxes (the Tax Foundation ranks it as the fourth lowest in the nation)

05/19/2013 | Read Story »

Fight continues on multiple fronts to block large flood insurance premium hikes

The fight to block sharp increases in federal flood insurance premiums continues.

05/17/2013 | Read Story »

Parish presidents band together to fight against Biggert-Waters, flood insurance rate hikes

Five area parish presidents will gather Friday morning at the home of St. Charles Parish residents Lisa and Robert Taylor in Bayou Gauche to discuss the anticipated ramifications of the Biggert-Waters Act on local communities, and lay out a road map for fighting against the implementation of the controversial law.

05/17/2013 | Read Story »

Residents, leaders fight proposed massive flood insurance hike

Being next to the water is one of the pleasures of life in Louisiana. But alarm is spreading over the potential for massive flood insurance hikes. “It’s my house,” said tearful Bayou Gauche homeowner Lisa Taylor.

05/17/2013 | Read Story »

Cassidy, Vitter, Richmond, Grimm, Pascrell, Palazzo Start Home Protection Caucus To Make Flood Insurance More Affordable

“Flood insurance is critical not only to South Louisiana but to coastal communities across the country. This is why I am working to make it both available and affordable. The Biggert-Waters Act was the only way to make it available. Unfortunately, it has been implemented in a way by FEMA to make the insurance unaffordable,” said Cassidy.

05/17/2013 | Read Story »

Delegation in DC seeks relief from flood insurance hikes

Hundreds of southeast Louisiana residents are hoping that a meeting in Washington, D.C. will help them keep their homes.

05/14/2013 | Read Story »

GNO, Inc. to Host Fly-In of Delegation of Parish Leaders to Washington, D.C

Today, Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) announced that they have organized and will lead a delegation of over 20 parish leaders from across South Louisiana, including eight parish presidents, for a trip to Washington, D.C. on May 7 and 8 to discuss the Biggert-Waters Act of 2012 and new FEMA flood maps and their impacts.

05/10/2013 | Read Story »