With the goal of having DOTD focus only on building roads, maintaining bridges and other transportation priorities, the commissioner of the new Multimodal Commerce office would be charged with coordinating commercial trucking, ports, harbors, aviation, rail, maritime activities and intercity mass transit.

Parents who attack referees at their children's athletic events will face toughened penalties.

The Scott City Council is set to consider new regulations next month that, for the first time in Scott, would spell out what can be built where.

Louisiana's universities have been instructed to continue training teachers to the Common Core education standards even though Gov. Bobby Jindal is trying to derail the standards in public school classrooms.

Steve Scalise's election to a key leadership post among House Republicans gives Louisiana the kind of high-profile influence it hasn't seen in that body since Robert Livingston was in line for the speaker's post 15 years ago.

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