While it may be too early to identify what the swing parishes will be in the developing U.S. Senate race, Republicans appear to be putting an early focus on St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes and, to a lesser extent, Washington, St. Helena and Livingston parishes.

Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is holding a special meeting Tuesday to consider responses to Gov. Bobby Jindal's efforts to derail the Common Core education standards in public schools.

In a new report tracking the contract, Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office says the state has reached 72 percent of the promised savings through June 30, 2013, the close of the last budget year.

A former BP executive can be tried on a charge that he obstructed a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill, a federal appeals court in New Orleans said in a ruling posted Monday.

Gov. Bobby Jindal proposed a light agenda to lawmakers, but he put a strong stamp on the 2014 legislative session through his vetoes, many of which struck down bills that had received overwhelming support in the House and Senate.

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