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  • Bonuses paid to state workers

    November 11, 2013 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hundreds of state rank-and-file employees got extra pay last fiscal year even though the general government workforce went through another year of no pay increases. The Advocate reports the extra money came from state Civil Service programs that allow state agencies to develop policies to... more »
  • Gov't report: Tax cheats getting paid by Medicaid

    August 2, 2012 3:38 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of Medicaid health care service providers still got paid by the government even though they owed hundreds of millions of dollars in federal taxes, congressional investigators say. A legal technicality is making it harder for the IRS to collect. In a report being released Thursday, the... more »
  • Meaning Behind "Broussard Paid for Amb. Caffery" Sign

    August 16, 2011 10:28 PM

    A new sign on the Ambassador Caffery extension is doing more than catching the attention of drivers, it's also making a statement. During the day, you may not notice the red and blue blinking billboard, but at night it's almost impossible to miss. And that was the goal of the... more »
  • Oyster Fishermen Paid by BP ?

    July 28, 2010 4:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Oyster fishermen don't know if they'll be paid by BP for the shellfish deaths caused by opening the state's freshwater diversion structures in a bid to flush out oil encroaching on the oyster beds because of the Gulf spill. The decision to open the release... more »
  • $20 Billion From BP Being Paid Out Early August

    July 15, 2010 12:25 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The $20 billion that BP has set aside to pay for losses caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will start making payments in early August. Ken Feinberg, who is in charge of paying individuals and private businesses for their lost income, told a meeting... more »
  • Overdue Evidence Room Rent Paid

    July 4, 2010 3:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The City of New Orleans has paid more than $92,000 in overdue rent payments to a warehouse owner who has been housing the police department's evidence room. WWL-TV reported on Sunday that the city had fallen three months behind on its rent for a private storage... more »
  • BP has paid less than 12 percent of claims

    June 18, 2010 1:42 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Judiciary Committee says data it has collected shows that BP has paid less than 12 percent of claims submitted by people and businesses arising from the Gulf oil spill. The committee said in a statement Friday that only $71 million out of an estimated $600... more »
  • More Than $48 Million in Claims Paid

    June 6, 2010 2:40 PM

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An official for BP PLC says the oil giant has paid 18,000 claims along the Gulf Coast totaling more than $48 million. Darryl Willis is the BP vice president overseeing the claims process. He said Sunday in Florida's Escambia County that the company has received 37,000... more »
  • Commissioner of Higher Ed. Getting Paid $515,625 This Year

    May 20, 2010 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - While Commissioner of Higher Education Sally Clausen plans to sharply cut her salary in the upcoming budget year, her compensation this year has increased because she retired and was rehired for the job. The Times-Picayune reports Clausen quietly retired in August from the $425,000-a-year position.... more »

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