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  • Tax filing deadline approaches

    April 18, 2016 8:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Millions of taxpayers are expected to file for their tax returns or ask for a six-month extension on Monday. The deadline was extended from Friday, April 15 to Monday, April 18th because Emancipation Day was observed in the District of Columbia. The D.C. legal holiday commemorated... more »
  • More than 5M tax returns expected Monday as deadline nears

    April 17, 2016 3:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - Millions of taxpayers face a midnight deadline Monday to file their tax returns, while millions of others will ask for more time -a six-month extension. There was a three-day delay beyond the traditional April 15 deadline Friday was a legal holiday in the District of Columbia. It was... more »
  • State tax amnesty period to end on Thursday

    December 28, 2015 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses and individuals who have fallen behind on their taxes have just three days left to take advantage of the state’s tax amnesty program in 2015. Once Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2015 wraps up, there will be no new amnesty program offered by the Department of Revenue... more »
  • Deadline near for drivers to respond to collection letters Play Video

    November 16, 2015 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Another round of 700,000 collection letters have gone out to Louisiana drivers, notifying them they have 30 days to pay fines for lapsed insurance coverage before their cases get turned over to a state collection agency. In an update Monday, the Office of Motor Vehicles said 55,000... more »
  • FEMA extends flood insurance claim deadline

    July 29, 2015 12:51 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended its filing deadline for Louisiana policyholders impacted by recent Red River flooding. FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program normally requires homeowners to file a Proof of Loss form to claim damages within 60 days of a flood. The agency has authorized an... more »
  • Cox Conserves Heroes Play Video

    June 25, 2015 8:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Cox Conserves Heroes is an awards program that recognizes people for their efforts to improve, preserve, create, or enhance shared outdoor areas in the community. The deadline is quickly approaching to nominate your very own environmental "hero". The program was created back in 2008 by Cox Enterprises... more »
  • Oil spill claims assistance centers officially closing Friday

    June 19, 2015 6:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Gulf Coast claims centers that were established to assist people in filing claims under a settlement for property and economic damages from the 2010 BP oil spill are officially closing. Friday's closure comes nearly two weeks after the June 8 deadline for filing claims. Claims Administrator Patrick Juneau... more »
  • Last-minute rush as deadline nears for oil spill settlement

    June 8, 2015 3:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Brisk business was reported at Gulf Coast offices and on the Internet as people filing claims for losses blamed on the 2010 BP oil spill rushed to meet a midnight deadline. Claims administrator Patrick Juneau predicted a last-minute rush last week. In a statement Monday afternoon, he... more »
  • Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate

    June 1, 2015 7:46 AM

    WASHINGTON- Several post-Sept. 11 anti-terror provisions have lapsed after the Senate failed to extend them before the deadline at midnight. GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who is running for president, took credit for the outcome as he used Senate rules to slow action. The expiration may be only temporary.... more »
  • State income tax filing deadline Friday

    May 13, 2015 4:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The deadline for filing 2014 Louisiana individual income tax returns is Friday. Taxpayers needing more time to prepare their returns must submit an extension request by the filing deadline to avoid late-filing penalties. The Louisiana Department of Revenue recommends electronic filing for taxpayers for the fastest, most error-free... more »
  • Iran nuke talks stumble a day after missing deal deadline

    April 1, 2015 12:54 PM

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks are still facing a "tough struggle," indicating the talks are not likely to end soon. At the same time, he's holding out hope that the sides will be able to negotiate a preliminary accord that... more »
  • House clears way for short-term Homeland Security bill

    February 27, 2015 10:13 AM

    WASHINGTON - The House has cleared the way for passage of a short-term bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial agency shutdown. The vote was 240-183, and it came just hours ahead of a midnight deadline to fund the agency. The procedural vote cleared the... more »
  • Health care deadline today

    February 15, 2015 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today is the last day to sign up for 2015 coverage under the Affordable Care Act. According to the federal exchange, those who want insurance from Obamacare 2.0 should at least start the application by midnight on Sunday to avoid a fee. Those filing taxes in... more »
  • Deadline approaching for entries in Rodrigue Foundation Art Contest Play Video

    February 10, 2015 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The George Rodrigue Foundation Art Contest has received over 2,000 entries since 2010 and has contributed more than $200,000 in scholarships. Entries for this year's contest are due this week. The theme is ‘Louisiana's Music'. "Louisiana has such a rich, vibrant music history from New Orleans... more »
  • Deadline to get health care without a penalty less than a week away Play Video

    February 9, 2015 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The open enrollment period for health insurance under the affordable care act ends on February 15th. Brian Keller from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana stopped by 2une In this morning to explain what happens if you miss that deadline. "You may be out of luck... more »
  • Parents prepare for school voucher deadline Play Video

    January 14, 2015 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parents preparing to apply for state education vouchers for their children next year told News 2 getting one is like winning the lottery. "My kids' attitudes, they have great personalities now," said Ruby Moberly, mom of four. "[They] were in the [East Baton Rouge Parish] school... more »
  • Officials set Feb. 27 application deadline for voucher program

    January 14, 2015 3:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The application period has opened for parents interested in sending their students to private school next year through Louisiana's taxpayer-funded voucher program. The state education department says applications for the 2015-16 school year are due Feb. 27. They're available at participating schools or online at www.louisianabelieves.com .... more »
  • Surge in health law sign-ups

    December 16, 2014 4:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Sign-ups under President Barack Obama's health care law surged last week, driven by a deadline for getting covered by Jan. 1, officials said Tuesday. Unlike last year, the HealthCare.gov website was working well. More than 1 million people picked a plan from Dec. 6 through Dec. 12, bringing... more »
  • Locals weigh in on affordable care act Play Video

    November 15, 2014 8:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - "I mean, you have other insurances that you can get, pay a lower deductible...and then you have Obamacare that's supposed to help the citizens and to me it's an illusion," that's what Blaine Ehrlich had to say about the Affordable Care Act. But Marlon Corey... more »
  • Deadline for removal of election signs is tomorrow Play Video

    November 10, 2014 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It seems that nearly every major street and intersection in the Capital City is lined with campaign signs from the November 4 election, but tomorrow is the deadline for the signs to be gone. Campaign signs cause headaches for the Department of Public Works as they... more »
  • Preschool funding application approved by Jindal

    October 13, 2014 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A dispute over the Common Core education standards won't sideline Louisiana's application for up to $15 million in federal grant money for pre-kindergarten programs. With a Tuesday deadline looming, Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced that the Republican governor will agree to support Louisiana's grant application for the... more »
  • St. George signature deadline 10 days away Play Video

    July 13, 2014 2:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. George organizers have just ten more days to collect the needed 18,000 signatures to put the proposed city of St. George to a vote. With that deadline looming St. George organizers feel Baton Rouge city leaders will do anything to slow them down. "They'll... more »
  • Regular post office hours for tax day

    April 15, 2014 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Post Offices in Baton Rouge are keeping their regular hours for Tuesday. Tuesday is the deadline to file federal income taxes. Those filing by mail have to have them postmarked by April 15. The IRS says many people don't realize that if you're owed... more »
  • Missed the health care deadline? It's not too late

    April 1, 2014 12:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - It's not too late to get covered. A few routes remain open for those who missed the health care law's enrollment deadline Monday. Millions may be eligible for a second chance to sign up for subsidized insurance. The government says people who started their online applications before the... more »
  • Healthcare sign-up deadline extended

    March 26, 2014 11:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is giving more time for people to complete applications for health insurance, if they had already started the process. Health and Human Service spokesman Aaron Albright said the administration will be ready to help people "in line" by the March 31 deadline finish their... more »
  • White House hints at wiggle room on deadline

    March 21, 2014 4:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says it won't push back the March 31 deadline to sign up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. But if you already started an application, you may get some extra time to finish it. Spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Friday that the... more »
  • Healthcare deadline approaches Play Video

    March 10, 2014 8:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The deadline to sign-up for healthcare to avoid a tax penalty is March 31st. Doug Wilkinson, a state coordinator for the Louisiana Healthcare Education Coalition, stopped by 2une In Monday to tell you what options you have to avoid the fee. Watch the video for more... more »
  • Louisiana health insurance company extends its deadline Play Video

    December 27, 2013 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One Louisiana insurance company is extending its deadline to signup for Obamacare and still have coverage by January 1st. Vantage Health Inc., based out of Monroe, is giving people until Tuesday, December 31st, to buy healthcare policies through the federal marketplace. The company is giving people... more »
  • Healthcare deadline extended

    December 23, 2013 12:47 PM

    CHICAGO - The federal government has extended the deadline for signing up for healthcare insurance through Tuesday. The extension is in case of heavy demand on the government website, according to Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the agency overseeing the health overhaul. Bataille said the grace period is... more »
  • Deadline looming to enroll in Obamacare

    December 20, 2013 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- With Obamacare facing its first major deadline, people are racing to sign up before Monday. It's to ensure health coverage starts on January 1. To be covered by January 1, consumers have to be enrolled by December 23. Leading up to the big day, Capital City... more »
  • Deadline for sinkhole buyout talks extended

    June 26, 2013 2:16 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- Nearly half of the eligible residents and families directly affected by a sinkhole induced by a Texas Brine Co. salt dome failure last summer have agreed to company buyouts, while the rest have more than a month to complete negotiations. Texas Brine faced a Monday court-imposed deadline to... more »
  • Deadline today for sinkhole buyout offers

    June 24, 2013 10:48 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Today is the deadline for Texas Brine to make buyout offers to the residents affected by a giant sinkhole over a brine cavern in Assumption Parish. Last week a spokesperson for Texas Brine said they had delivered 88 of the 90 offers approved by their insurance... more »
  • Deadline today for Powerhouse Gym claims

    May 31, 2013 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today is the last day for those who lost money to Powerhouse Gym to file a complaint with the state Attorney General's office. So far, nearly 200 have come forward to file their claims against the failed gym. Powerhouse Gym planned to open in January... more »
  • Deadline to file La. taxes is Wednesday

    May 13, 2013 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The deadline for filing 2012 Louisiana individual income tax returns is Wednesday. The state Department of Revenue says filing can be made electronically and more information is available at the department's website, www.revenue.louisiana.gov/fileonline. Officials say the average refund processing time for electronic returns is 10 business days;... more »
  • How many players will change teams?

    February 21, 2013 10:31 AM

    UNDATED - The NBA trade deadline is this afternoon at 3 p.m. Eastern time and there's usually a flurry of deals just before the deadline. A person familiar with the situation says the Houston Rockets have reached separate agreements on trades that will send Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney... more »
  • Deadline approaching for Isaac-delayed taxes

    January 7, 2013 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The IRS reminded people today that this Friday is the deadline for certain tax filings delayed by Hurricane Isaac. After Isaac passed through Louisiana on Sept. 5, the IRS postponed several tax filing and payment deadlines for taxpayers in Louisiana and Mississippi, giving them until Jan.... more »

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