Jindal was out of state, fundraising for his nonprofit organization.

New Iberia Rep. Terry Landry, a former police officer and state trooper, opposed the bill, saying guns and alcohol don't mix.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is offering an alternative to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, saying states should play a greater role in containing health care costs.

Lawmakers on the House Education Committee are considering whether Louisiana should scrap its participation in the Common Core education standards and the standardized testing associated with it.

The legal fight over a billboard that features the state's tourism slogan as part of a push to expand Medicaid continues in Baton Rouge.

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