Opponents say the new restrictions are medically unnecessary and are designed to limit women's access to abortion.
The tuition program will remain untouched for now, but state lawmakers could get special gun priviledges.
On average, Louisiana women make about 67 cents for every $1 men make, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's chief budget adviser says the administration won't reverse course on the privatization of state-owned hospitals that care for the poor and uninsured.
From hawking vegetables to managing big-time political campaigns, consultant Roy Fletcher has seen it all and keeps coming back for more.