The latest shows a dead heat in the U.S. Senate race, solid support for New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as a potential gubernatorial candidate and a big opening for a Democrat to get into the attorney general’s race.

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards and his one-liners already seem custom-made for the world of social media.

Lawmakers said Monday that Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal for Louisiana's state prisons improperly uses hurricane recovery money for retirement payments and appears to shortchange some funding needs.

speed trap carouselTowns that get more than half their annual income from speeding citations would be labeled "speed traps" under a proposal heading to the full House for debate.

The law, passed in 1981, was found unconstitutional in 1987 by the Louisiana Supreme Court, so it can't be enforced. But lawmakers have refused to strip it from the books.

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