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32 min ago | The Times

La.'s heroin panic makes poor policy

The Louisiana legislature is in the midst of a heroin panic. A bill that breezed through the House on a 94-1 vote, and is now with the State Senate, would require anyone caught in possession of heroin -- no matter how small an amount -- to serve at least two years in prison.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

4 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Southern Rep Theatre's 28th Mainstage Season to Feature BROOMSTICK, BOUDIN & More

Fresh off of the success of its previous Season, and particularly its most recent, acclaimed production of THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA by Tennessee Williams , Southern Rep is pleased to announce its 2014-15 Mainstage Season, featuring four productions by, or about, Louisianans: BROOMSTICK by John Biguenet , DETROIT by Lisa D'Amour , BOUDIN: The New ... (more)

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17 hrs ago | BayouBuzz.com

LAGOP accuse Harry Reid, Demos poke Elbert Guillory, Common Core dumped

Louisiana politics revs up today with issues involving Obamacare, Harry Reid, Elbert Guillory , Common Core and dueling press releases from the Cassidy and Mary Landrieu camps..and more.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana, Harry Reid

Wed Apr 23, 2014

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Senators defeat bill to expand Medicaid

MEDICAID IN LOUISIANA. THE BILL BEING PUSHED AT THE STATE LEGISLATURE WAS SOUNDLY DEFEATED BY THE SENATE HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Cedric Richmond, Democrat, Louisiana

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Bill would reform payday lending in Louisiana

PAYDAY LENDING LOANS.. THAT'S THE HOT TOPIC AT THE STATE LEGISLATURE TODAY.. WDSU REPORTER ANDY CUNNINGHAM IS IN BATON ROUGE..

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The Miami Herald

Louisiana Senate to consider equal pay proposal

Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job.

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Best of New Orleans

New York Times poll: Obama, Jindal have identical approval and disapproval ratings in Louisiana

A White House photo from 2010 showing President Barack Obama talking with Gov. Bobby Jindal aboard Air Force One following the BP oil disaster.

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

NOLA.com

James Varney: In Louisiana Legislature, common sense goes to pot

A cabal of Louisiana state senators did a stupid thing Tuesday. All those hoping Louisiana might follow the lead of states across the great land must wait a bit longer.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Drugs, New Orleans, LA, Robert, LA, Opinion

The Town Talk

Letter to Louisiana House: Support Common Core standards and PARCC testing

In our view, it is critical that Louisiana's education system be strong enough to produce a workforce that is locally capable and globally competitive.

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WBRZ

Officials announce Well-Ahead Louisiana Initiative

State officials announced the Well-Ahead Louisiana Initiative last week. Secretary of Public Health J.T. Lane dropped by 2une In Wednesday morning to talk about the goals of the program.

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The Hill

Wedding bells to ring for Rep. Richmond

Rep. Cedric Richmond is taking the plunge, and the Louisiana Democrat got some across-the-aisle help in celebrating his engagement.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Cedric Richmond, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Representative Steve Scalise, Louisiana

WLOX-TV Biloxi

18-wheeler dangles from I-10 after crash

A section of I-10 was closed for a few hours after an 18-wheeler partially went over a side guardrail and caused a fire early Tuesday morning.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Daily Advertiser

LGC Counilman Kenneth Boudreaux urges Medicaid expansion at a press...

Vicki Cormier, of Lafayette, sought treatment for a cold. Now, Cormier said, she has a $1,400 bill that she can't pay.

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

Daily Kos

Louisiana lawmaker withdraws bill to make the Bible the official state book

After proposing a bill that would designate the Holy Bible as the official state book of Louisiana, the news story quickly went viral and sparked a lot of well-deserved objections.

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

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Students excel in School Choice Program, parents say

School and student participation has grown exponentially and nearly all parents enrolled in it are happy with the chance to choose.

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Daily Kos

LA-Sen: Bill Cassidy (R) Warns Vladimir Putin Is Closely Watching His Race

Louisiana's Senate race could determine which party controls the upper chamber. But Rep. Bill Cassidy , who is running to unseat Sen. Mary Landrieu , thinks that more is at stake.

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

Humans Rights Watch

Louisiana: Repeal 'Crime Against Nature' Laws

Louisiana's failure to repeal the 'crime against nature' laws is a startling act of state-endorsed homophobia.

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Related Topix: Prison, Louisiana, Gay/Lesbian

ThinkProgress

Louisiana May Force Women To Read A Pamphlet About 'Abortion...

Louisiana lawmakers are currently advancing a measure that would require women to receive biased information about the mental health risks of abortion before being allowed to continue with the procedure.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Louisiana, US News, Liberal Political News

Advocate

Rachel Maddow Highlights 'Confusion' in U.S. on LGBT Issues

Two news stories last week provided an opportunity for Rachel Maddow to highlight the divide in U.S. attitudes on LGBT equality.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Texas Government, Texas

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Best of New Orleans

Dissing the Constitution

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.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA, US News, US Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

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