A task force suggested increased spending on technical training courses and special education students, along with an inflationary boost to the formula.

Former Health and Hospitals Secretary David Hood said Monday he'll be involved with a coalition of Medicaid expansion supporters seeking to persuade state lawmakers who rejected the idea last year.

Never one to shun the spotlight, former Gov. Edwin Edwards isn't squelching rumors he might consider another run for Congress, coyly offering no comments while his daughter and wife repeat the speculation on social media.

In Louisiana, more women have signed up than men, and one-third of those getting insurance are in the older, costlier age ranges of 55 to 64 years old.

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There was a slight improvement for Louisiana overall in the annual "Quality Counts" report. Last year, K-12 achievement was graded F. Today, it's a D-minus.

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