The Louisiana Board of Ethics dealt a blow to U.S. Sen. David Vitter Friday, telling a super PAC set up to support him that it won't scrap a $100,000 state cap on certain campaign donations.

Four states — Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas — would again have to get approval from the Justice Department before making any changes in the way they hold elections under a bipartisan bill introduced Thursday

A state appeals court has affirmed a lower court ruling that thousands of New Orleans teachers and school employees fired after Hurricane Katrina were denied the constitutional right of due process.

Counties in Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana and West Virginia are joining a federal program designed to help persistently poor rural communities take advantage of government resources.

Rather than levy cuts on state agencies, the Jindal administration will ask lawmakers to use unspent dollars from the state's recent tax amnesty period to fill the gap.

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