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The next time you hear a Louisiana legislator praise or cite the U.S. Constitution, keep in mind recent and ongoing antics in Baton Rouge.
The debate venue has shifted, if only for a moment, away from healthcare to Energy as US Senator Mary Landrieu unleashed a one-minute commercial showcasing her "fighting" for Louisiana in the energy arena, especially as she has assumed the powerful spot of Chairman of the Senate energy committee.
Louisiana continues to have a strong trend of job growth, hitting a record high for the sixth month in a row in March and exceeding 2 million employed residents for the first time ever.
That number hit a new peak for the sixth month in a row in March, as the state's unemployment rate held steady from February at 4.5 percent.
Our state has a doctor shortage. One-third of our people live in a federally-designated primary care shortage area.
Gov. Bobby Jindal 's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission , support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
The culture war's focus has narrowed quite a bit in recent years. Whereas the political combat over hot-button social issues used to include issues like school prayer, access to pornography, and Ten Commandments displays, the contemporary culture war tends to focus on sexual health and gay rights .
Many residents face financial shortfalls every day -- a child needs to see a doctor or a bill comes due before payday.
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is facing criticism after she reenacted a Senate hearing for a campaign ad -- while also fixing a flub from her original remarks.
Charlene LeJeune hands a package of homemade jarred goods to Nancy and Phil Pizzo at The Covington Farmers Market on Saturday, August 13, 2011.
The "Good Book" could become the official book of Louisiana if a bill sent to the state's legislature passes in a vote that could come as early as this week.
Hurricane Katrina holdout Hazzert Gillett reads his bible in his home in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Sept.
Hurricane Katrina holdout Hazzert Gillett reads his Bible in his New Orleans home in September 2005.
A ferry carrying 459 people, many of them students, capsized and sank off the coast of South Korea on Wednesday morning.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development , advises that, weather permitting, on Thursday, April 17, 2014 road construction work will begin on LA 121 at various drainage structures sites along LA 121 in Vernon Parish.