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8 min ago | The Times-Picayune

Louisiana Bond Commission backs Bobby Jindal plan for surplus cash

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.

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Related Topix: Bobby Jindal, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana

2 hrs ago | SF Sentinel

Louisiana's bold stand against sodomy

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 .

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Gay/Lesbian, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Supreme Court

11 hrs ago | The Times

Payday loans help some bridge the gap

Many residents face financial shortfalls every day -- a child needs to see a doctor or a bill comes due before payday.

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11 hrs ago | The Times

Sentencing won't fix heroin woes

In response to a rash of fatal heroin overdoses, the Louisiana House of Representatives recently passed HB 332, which would double the mandatory minimum sentence for heroin distribution, from five years to 10, and create a new mandatory minimum sentence of two years for heroin possession.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Louisiana, Prison

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Fox News

Sen. Landrieu takes heat for reenacting Senate hearing in campaign ad

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Louisiana

NOLA.com

Bill allows nearly unregulated sale in Louisiana of homemade pies, honey, other goodies: Snapshot

Charlene LeJeune hands a package of homemade jarred goods to Nancy and Phil Pizzo at The Covington Farmers Market on Saturday, August 13, 2011.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Home Listing, Home, Abita Springs, LA, Agriculture, Science

WGBH

Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book

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.

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National Public Radio

Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book

Hurricane Katrina holdout Hazzert Gillett reads his bible in his home in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Sept.

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National Public Radio

Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book

Hurricane Katrina holdout Hazzert Gillett reads his Bible in his New Orleans home in September 2005.

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The Daily Beast

NYPD Disbands Muslim Spying UnitThey scoured neighborhoods for radicals.

A ferry carrying 459 people, many of them students, capsized and sank off the coast of South Korea on Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, South Korea, World News, Louisiana

WBRZ

Technology changes the scene for first responders

Teams from across Louisiana took a test run of the multi-state emergency response system, Emergency Management Assistance Compact Mobilization Unit.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

KLAX

Road Work: LA 121 Drainage Structures

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.

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WWL-TV New Orleans

DuBos: Bill to make Bible the state book of Louisiana can wait

State lawmakers this week will vote on a bill to make the Holy Bible the official state book of Louisiana.

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NewsOK.com

Senators back state management of carbon emissions

Louisiana could have its own, less stringent plan for implementing the Environmental Protection Agency's limits on carbon dioxide emissions, under a proposal that got the approval Tuesday of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

The Times-Picayune

Real Id driver's license option moves forward in Louisiana Legislature

Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson supports a bill that would have Louisiana driver's licenses comply with the federal regulations, known as REAL ID.

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The Times-Picayune

Louisiana taking away Medicaid lifeline for disabled, other vulnerable residents: Megan McLemore

Two years ago, Donna Risso and her friend Michael were living under a bridge in New Orleans.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, Opinion

The Hill

Landrieu ad touts Energy chairmanship

Sen. Mary Landrieu released a new minute-long ad that touts her work defending Louisiana's oil industry using her own words.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Louisiana

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WBRZ

Auditor questions state child protection services

An audit finds the state agency charged with protecting children in abuse and neglect situations has fewer workers, more cases and has failed to follow its own policies.

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WBRZ

State announces "Well-Ahead Louisiana" initiative

State health officials and Governor Bobby Jindal announced a new initiative Monday to call attention to schools, businesses and other groups around the state that help people live healthier.

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Daily Kos

Louisiana lawmakers make holy push

Louisiana lawmakers are a step closer to making the Holy Bible the "official state book of Louisiana."

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Related Topix: Louisiana, William Thomas, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Liberal Political News

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