13 hrs ago
Analysis shows funding gap for LSU hospital privatization deals
The first three LSU hospital privatization deals appear to use up 94% of the funding Louisiana Gov.
18 hrs ago
Jindal: IRS officials deserve prison
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will use a Saturday speech to Virginia Republicans to suggest the IRS officials who targeted conservative political organizations for scrutiny be sent to prison.
Fri May 17, 2013
Louisiana jobless rate rises for fourth month
Host Chenango Valley jumped out to a big lead with a six-run second inning and held on to beat... While the labor force was basically flat, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people who said they had a job fell by nearly 5,000. The jobless rate rose to 6.5 from 6.2 percent in March, though it remained below April ... (more)
Thu May 16, 2013
Zachary Plainsman News
Jindal declares State of Emergency for rising levels of Mississippi River
On Wednesday, Governor Jindal declared a state of emergency to prepare for Mississippi River crests that are predicted to be well above flood stage.
Why won't Jindal's LSU Board not allow Cerise's testify?
Which, of course, is exactly why Gov. Bobby Jindal 's LSU Board of Supervisors won't allow Cerise to testify.
Louisiana culture, people inspire many TV programs, but how much more can state provide?
Phil Robertson of A&E's 'Duck Dynasty' is part of a family that has made millions in a mail order duck call business.
Please, Come Exploit Southerners For Your Reality TV Show
It's bluebonnets all over again. The New York Times has an expose on the Louisiana reality TV boom, where hits like Swamp People and Duck Dynasty , and a generous tax credit for film and TV productions in the state, have drawn producers, casting directors and network execs alike to the so-called Hollywood South.
Wed May 15, 2013
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
DHH to crack down on nursing home evacuation plans
The state Department of Health and Hospitals is putting nursing homes on notice - if they have to evacuate a nursing home because the facility couldn't execute an emergency action plan, that home will be billed.
"I'm Cajun" bill passed, proceeds to support CODOFIL
New legislation allowing Louisianans to declare their Cajun lineage on their driver's licenses has been approved by the house committee on transportation, highways and public works.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Parishes Have Customized Community Recovery Resource Guide Available Online
As communities throughout the state plan for their future needs, they have a new way to find recovery resources.
Tue May 14, 2013
Email reflects Jindal's, LAGOP fears of power losses
Hardly a day passes without the Republican leadership blasting a group called the Fiscal Hawks for it's own Louisiana budget fix.
Criminal record wouldn't bar adoption under bill OK'd by Senate committee
Louisianians with a criminal record wouldn't be barred from adopting children under a bill approved by a Senate committee Tuesday.
DOTD announces lane closures on U.S. 90 for shoulder paving
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today that on Monday, May 20, La.
Mon May 13, 2013
Best of New Orleans
David Vitter's resurrection
U.S. Sen. David Vitter has been instrumental in strengthening the GOP's standing in the Louisiana Legislature with Republican majorities in both houses, which could help him if he runs for governor in 2015.
Federal proposal for cutting safety-net money supports Louisiana...
A top Louisiana health agency official on Monday said a proposed federal rule cutting the money that funds the state's safety-net hospitals supports Gov.
Audit Report: Debit Card Misused in Village of Hodge
An audit released today by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's office revealed a Hodge Police officer was arrested for using a village debit card for personal use.
59 Congress Members Demand Hagel Explain Meeting with Anti-Christian Extremist
Monday morning, Congressmen Steve Scalise and John Fleming-both Republicans representing districts in Louisiana-sent a letter signed by 59 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon, demanding answers regarding Pentagon officials meeting with an anti-Christian extremist.
Louisiana House of Representatives budget debate issues are MIA
On Friday, as I watched the Louisiana House of Representatives debate the state's FY 14 budget I couldn't help, but wonder what happened to certain fiscal concerns that I didn't hear addressed in the debate.
WWL-TV New Orleans
Audit: $42M in layoff costs for LSU privatization
A new audit says Gov. Bobby Jindal's push to privatize all but one of the LSU-run hospitals across south Louisiana would cost the state $42 million for layoff costs.