State Education Superintendent John White says he will continue talking with legislative leaders about whether a compromise can be reached.

The Senate labor committee Thursday considered a measure by Sen. Karen Peterson, D-New Orleans, that would have required businesses working on a project for state government to pay their employees $8.25 an hour, starting next year.

mcallister new carouselRepublican Rep. Vance McAllister won't seek re-election this fall after being caught on video kissing a married female aide.

Medical marijuana still won't be dispensed in Louisiana, after senators rejected a measure to set out guidelines for prescriptions.

Business organizations opposed the proposal, saying it would lead to job losses and higher prices for goods and services.

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