Louisiana's collective IQ expected to drop roughly three points.

Earlier this year, the Legislature refused to strip the multi-state standards from public schools. Rep. Brett Geymann, a Lake Charles Republican, said he hopes new pressure from parents and teachers can persuade his colleagues to change their minds.

Of the eight state legislators who ran for other offices on the primary ballot this year, only two are leaving the Legislature for sure, another is facing a runoff and five others were handed defeats.

Gov. Bobby Jindal's former health secretary insisted in testimony before a state grand jury that he didn't do anything improper or illegal to help his former employer win a $200 million Medicaid contract, calling the evaluation process "squeaky clean."

With the midterm congressional election in Louisiana in the rearview mirror, political watchers, campaign strategists and potential candidates can glean a few takeaways.

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