Online Marketplaces not exempt from Price Gouging Laws warn 33 AGs

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has joined with 32 of his fellow state attorneys general in urging Amazon, Facebook, Ebay, Walmart, and Craigslist to more rigorously monitor price gouging practices by online sellers using their services. “We want the business community and American consumers to know that we endeavor to balance the twin imperatives of […]

Better Business Bureau now working remotely

The Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana will now be working remotely, and not at our office on Main Street in Downtown Baton Rouge, due to the Governor’s Stay at Home order. We will still be available for any calls or complaints at (225) 346-5222, or you can also e-mail Carmen at If you want to file […]

Without Mardi Gras would Louisiana be in its current (COVID-19) situation?

March 23, 2020 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) The coronavirus timeline for Louisiana is rather intriguing, to say the least. On Jan. 11, China reported its first death from COVID-19 virus. Within 10 days, confirmed cases of the virus were reported in Japan, South Korea, Thailand and the U.S. On Jan. 23, Wuhan, a city of […]

LA Supreme Court order limits access to courts

The Louisiana Supreme Court issued a new Order today, considering the continuing spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards’ declaration of public health emergencies in Proclamation Numbers 25 JBE 2020, 27 JBE 2020, 30 JBE 2020 and 33 JBE 2020, President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on March […]

9/11 attacks united us. COVID-19 just might do it again

March 22, 2020 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) I just finished reading an interesting book. The title is A Warning, written by “Anonymous.” [S]he is anonymous because [s]he is a high-level appointee of Donald Trump’s administration and the book consists of 259 pages of harsh criticism of Trump’s character, honesty, courage and leadership. But that’s not what this […]

LPB to present Governor’s Statewide Coronavirus Roundtable (Monday)

Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB), in partnership with the Office of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, presents a live statewide discussion on Louisiana’s response to COVID-19 on Monday, March 23 at 7PM, live from LPB studios in Baton Rouge. The news special will air on LPB and WYES & WLAE in New Orleans. LPB will also […]

SCAM ALERT: BBB warns of fake government relief checks

The United States Treasury Department announced this week it could soon start issuing relief checks to American families as soon as next month, to offset lost income from the coronavirus. Scammers wasted no time in taking advantage of this news! BBB is already getting reports on BBB Scam Tracker ( about government imposters calling about […]

Graves on Filling America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement today regarding President Trump directing the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to its maximum capacity by purchasing 77 million barrels of American-made crude oil: “I commend President Trump and Secretary Brouillette for taking this positive and crucial step toward stabilizing […]

Coronavirus Emergency Declaration puts Price Gouging laws in effect

With the Governor declaring a public health emergency due to the Coronavirus, Attorney General Jeff Landry encourages Louisiana consumers to be conscious of price gouging. “If consumers suspect price gouging, they should report it to their local law enforcement agencies,” said General Landry. “We do not want people or businesses to illegally take advantage of […]

Parish Government is NOT handing out free supplies

During this state of emergency, Ascension Parish Government is sharing information about how to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and what people should do if they feel they have been infected. Information can be had by calling the Louisiana state hotline, 211, or the Parish Citizens Service Center, 225-450-1200. At this time the Parish is […]