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8 min ago | The Times-Picayune
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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2 hrs ago | SF Sentinel
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 .
11 hrs ago | The Times
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.
State lawmakers this week will vote on a bill to make the Holy Bible the official state book of Louisiana.
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.
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.
Two years ago, Donna Risso and her friend Michael were living under a bridge in New Orleans.
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.
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.