A recent AP analysis of public records found that Louisiana has spent more than $1 million defending its abortion laws in court over the last few years. While state lawmakers have been enthusiastic about passing new abortion regulations, critics have sued over several laws they say interfere… Read more

The University of New Orleans' longtime visitor research collection arm within the school's Hospitality Research Center is no longer the tourism metric for the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau and the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. Data collection services D.K. Shiffl… Read more

Louisiana dropped three points in health care access and affordability and ranked 49th out of 50 in overall health in a new report from the Commonwealth Fund, which also found a rise in "deaths of despair" (a combined death rate from suicide, alcohol, opioids and other drugs) between 2005 an… Read more

According to the annual report released last week by OIG Derry Harper, the OIG cost the city $3.9 million last year, while identifying potential savings to the city of more than $2.2 million. Its funding is set at 0.55 percent of the municipal general fund operating budget. The same report s… Read more

With just $27 million of that guaranteed, ESPN's Mike Triplett wrote that Brees "might be as much of a bargain as anyone who signs in free agency this year." Still, not bad for a QB who will turn 40 in January. And, as Brees told ESPN, "I've made it very clear from day one that I was always … Read more