Sweet Home New Orleans awarded $15,000 to the Roots of Music and $57,000 to the Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans. Sweet Home was founded in 2006 to help resettle New Orleans musicians after Hurricane Katrina and shuttered in 2013. The organization distributed its last remaining funds — received from a BP settlement — to the two New Orleans-based organizations.
The Louisiana River Pilots Association awarded $25,000 to Special Olympics Louisiana as part of the organization's Champions Together fundraiser, which raised more than $60,000 this month. Special Olympics Louisiana's health, education, family and sports programs serve 13,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities across the state.
State Rep. Kenneth Havard, R-Jackson, proposed adult dancers in Louisiana shouldn't be older than 28 and weigh no more than 160 pounds. During debate over a measure to raise the dancer age limit to 21, Harvard said he made his proposal as a satirical joke. He also refused to apologize despite objections from women around the U.S.