Nomination: President Trump formally announced his intent to nominate U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza to lead the Small Business Administration, The Wall Street Journal reports. If confirmed, she would replace former professional-wrestling executive Linda McMahon, who led the agency until April. Besides her role as U.S. Treasurer, Carranza serves as an adviser to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Read the full story.
Study’s out: Gov. John Bel Edwards marked the third anniversary of Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion program Wednesday by releasing a study showing people eligible for the coverage are seeing doctors more and using emergency rooms less. The governor expanded Medicaid in July 2016. Nearly 500,000 people have enrolled in the program since then, and Edwards has been touting the coverage as he campaigns for a second term in office. Read the full story.
Upgrades: Baton Rouge-based tech startup CloudGavel has appointed Todd Bouillion as its CEO. The company, founded in 2016, expedites the warrant approval and issuance process by allowing public safety officers to use any device with internet access to log on to and generate a warrant. Read the full announcement.