After months of debate, lawmakers will start considering bills this week that seek to roll back or rework the state's use of the Common Core education standards, one of the more divisive issues of the legislative session.

Former Govs. Edwin Edwards, Buddy Roemer and Kathleen Blanco demonstrated a surprising level of agreement on a wide range of issues during a lecture Wednesday night at Loyola University.

A federal appeals court Thursday refused to block a lower court's order requiring the state to provide a condemned killer with information about the seller and maker of drugs the state uses in executions.

Despite ubiquitous cellphone cameras and Twitter accounts, politicians still make regrettable off-the-cuff remarks that find their way into hostile videos and campaign ads.

A study commissioned by an environmental group says funding the state's multi-billion-dollar, 50-year master plan for coastal protection and restoration would create anywhere from 109,000 to 212,000 permanent jobs while spurring the economy with billions in spending related to the projects.

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