Laura Cassidy, wife of Sen.-elect Bill Cassidy, receives a long hug from a student while visiting with a class eating lunch in the cafeteria at the Louisiana Key Academy on Friday, December 12, 2014. Cassidy co-founded the public charter school, which serves children with dyslexia in East Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes, and she currently serves as the president of the board of directors.
U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will host a luncheon on Friday, April 24, 2015 with special guests Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, founders and directors of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity.
College leaders make plea to stave off cuts Louisiana higher education leaders urged lawmakers to keep campuses from cuts next year. Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/education/2015/04/08/college-leaders-make-plea-stave-cuts/25480943/ Rep. Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge, asks Louisiana's higher education leaders about possible budget cuts next year, during a House Appropriations Committee hearing on Wednesday in Baton Rouge.
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Republican Darrell Ourso, a former local council member, took a Baton Rouge-based seat that had been held by Republican Hunter Greene, who resigned from the House to become a family court judge. Representing Iberia and Vermilion parishes, Republican Blake Miguez, president and CEO of SeaTran Marine, replaced Simone Champagne, a Republican who resigned from the House to become Youngsville's chief administrative officer.
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Last year, more than 7,400 Louisiana public school students in kindergarten and first, second and third grades were handed out-of-school suspensions. Senate President Pro Tem Sharon Broome, D-Baton Rouge, wants to all but ban the practice, which is sparking controversy.
Handshakes and half-hugs among lawmakers on the first day of the legislative session are often accompanied at the Louisiana State Capitol by genuine-looking greetings or a quick personal-life debriefing. Like the first day of school, some room-gazing might have occurred Monday in the House Chamber to check on the status of that beard state Sen. Dan Claitor's been rocking on Twitter , for instance, or the pattern on state Rep. Chris Broadwater's signature bow tie .