The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the state Children's Health Insurance Program, known as LaCHIP, didn't meet federal requirements for the bonus payments.

maness carouselRepublican U.S. Senate candidate and tea party favorite Rob Maness is waging a long-shot campaign against the better-funded GOP contender.

Democrats scour GOP records for provocative comments.

The deal appears to have the state taking a loss for the cash up front.

The percentage of Louisiana high school students graduating within four years increased for the third year in a row in 2013, the state Department of Education said Friday.

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