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Analysis: Edwards, lawmakers both claim wins in Saints deal

Dec. 19, 2021 16:03 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's new deal with the New Orleans Saints gives state legislative leaders a victory, with lower-than-expected payments to help cover Superdome renovations, the ending of a stadium manager debt that irked lawmakers and cuts to office lease costs for state agencies. ...

Superdome upgrade plan wins passage after years of haggling

Dec. 16, 2021 16:36 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than two years after Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Louisiana would help pay for renovations to the New Orleans Superdome, officials Thursday finally agreed to a financing deal that will have the state contributing up to $54 million toward the improvements. ...

Edwards, lawmakers reach deal on Superdome renovation plan

Dec. 15, 2021 01:15 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration and Louisiana's legislative leaders appear to have struck a deal to use $27 million in federal pandemic aid to help pay for a portion of the renovations to the New Orleans Superdome, two months after lawmakers stalled a prior financing...

Louisiana villages miss out on $240K in federal COVID-19 aid

Oct. 31, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Seven villages in Louisiana lost out on about $240,000 in federal coronavirus aid because they failed to submit the proper paperwork to get the money. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne told lawmakers the state reached out multiple...

Louisiana lawmakers won't commit on Superdome renovations

Oct. 21, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's legislative leaders balked Thursday at a $63 million debt forgiveness plan for the Superdome's oversight board that Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration framed as a key piece of striking a new deal with the New Orleans Saints. The...

Louisiana governor, lawmakers at odds over Superdome upgrade

Oct. 20, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two years after a contract appeared near to keep the Saints football team in New Orleans for decades, Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is trying to persuade legislative leaders to commit to putting up the cash for Superdome upgrades central to those plans. ...