The overall figure for the state is a considerable jump from the 45,561 people enrolled in the federal marketplace plan as of March 1.

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

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

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.

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