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2 hrs ago | Washington Times
Lawmakers reviewing the state budget Tuesday were surprised to learn that Louisiana paid more than $10 million for the trials of five men for the murder of a Louisiana State Penitentiary guard.
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7 hrs ago | The Advocate
Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Legislature 2014 session -- Gov. Bobby Jindal makes a point while addressing the joint session of the Legislature to start the 2014 session.
8 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune
G. ANDREW BOYD / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE The Louisiana Legislature is concerned about recent cases of fraud in the state's film tax credit program.
8 hrs ago | BayouBuzz.com
He presented his legislative priorities and highlighted individuals in the audience who have started new careers in Louisiana as a result of the state's economic growth.
10 hrs ago | KSLA-TV Shreveport
Louisiana corrections officials are asking a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling that would require disclosure of the seller and manufacturer of the state's execution drugs.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development , advises the public that beginning on Saturday March 15th , 2014 at 7:00 AM the Gillis W. Long Bridge , US 165-B over the Red River, will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic until Sunday March 16th 2014 at 6:00 PM .
Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, seen here in a file photo, will not attend Monday night's global warming 'talkathon' in the Senate.
Three Louisiana insurers agreed on Monday to continue to accept payments from a federal program for low-income people with HIV/AIDS to cover their Obamacare insurance premiums, the carriers said during a hearing in U.S. District Court.
Mississippi had the highest obesity rate in the U.S. in 2013, at 35.4%, while Montana had the lowest rate, at 19.6%, according to Gallup survey results released March 4, 2014.
"Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the House, Members of the Senate, fellow residents of this great state - thank you for the opportunity to come address you on this very important day.
A Louisiana state lawmaker has filed a measure to keep a state database of people who have had medication abortions, as well as restrict access to surgical abortion through Texas-style regulations aimed to shutter clinics and intimidate physicians.
Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross doesn't understand why Louisiana's higher education community isn't more up in arms over its situation.
Motorists at the Louisiana-Texas state line are finding travel on Interstate 20 slow-going.
Because of that, the state may not see an upswing as noticeable as the country as a whole, according to experts and leading economic indicators.
More than 175 bills have been pre-filed and are scheduled to be heard by the education committees of both the House of Representatives and Senate.