Delivery! The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has begun accepting applications from retail businesses interested in delivering alcohol to customers’ homes. The ATC made the announcement today, adding it expects the first permits to be issued in early August. The fee for the permit is $250 for restaurants and stores or $500 for third-party delivery services like Waitr. Read a recent Daily Report story about the law allowing deliveries here.
Settlement: Equifax, the consumer credit reporting agency involved in a record-breaking 2017 data breach, agreed to, as part of a settlement, pay the states involved in the breach a total of $175 million, which includes $3 million for Louisiana. A coalition of Attorneys General had reached the settlement with Equifax as the result of an investigation, according to a news release. The settlement is the largest data breach enforcement action in history and includes a Consumer Restitution Fund of up to $425 million, in addition to the money being paid to states.
Tech training: OWELA Technical Community College announced it has received a $1 million donation from TC Energy that will be used to create TC Energy Pipeline Academy at its Lake Charles Campus. The academy will include a pipeline for training purposes that will be the first of its kind in Louisiana and only the third of its kind in the U.S. The academy will serve as a regional learning center for students pursuing a career in the oil and gas field and will feature a working 24-hour plant.