Ag Commissioner Mike Strain’s department will be needed to make sure marijuana plants have the right kind of potency and are checked for quality control.

Friends of Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle say the Breaux Bridge Republican is continuing to consider a potential run for governor, with an eye to lieutenant governor as a possible back-up plan.

The bill would add e-cigarettes and other "alternative nicotine products" to the list of items that can't be sold to minors in Louisiana.

A nonpartisan government watchdog group has put out a free mobile phone app to help Louisiana residents keep track of their elected officials.

Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said Monday that he will have to lay off workers and won't have enough money to fight a dangerous citrus infection in Louisiana if lawmakers pass Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal for his agency.

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