Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is using creative financing maneuvers to get around constitutional and political limitations on using surplus and other sources of patchwork financing for next year's budget.
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon's office says the number of people in Louisiana who won't be able to keep their current insurance coverage because of the federal health overhaul has dropped to 62,000.
The last legislative session drove the point home to many Republican legislators that the more their majority grows the less they are unified around core GOP values.
The Louisiana ballot box might get to decide whether the last remaining elected officials forced to pasture by an age restriction — state district court judges — can serve as long as voters keep re-electing them.
Despite a perceived (or real) lack of cooperation from New Zealand authorities, Robin and Ricky Wright still hope their daughter Danielle will turn up safe after months lost at sea.