Smoking will be prohibited near Louisiana's elementary and secondary schools and the entrances of state-owned office buildings.
The quality of care at Louisiana's nursing homes is among the worst in the nation, with high rates of bed sores and physical restraints and low levels of nursing staff, according to a state legislative report released Monday.
Sarah Haley's hiring was announced in April. On Monday, the governor's spokesman, Mike Reed, confirmed that Haley was leaving the administration at the end of the week.
Unlike some years where debate on the operating budget comes down to the final hours of the legislative session, lawmakers wrapped up their work on the 2014-15 spending roadmap with days to spare.