One school whose funding could be threatened by the Louisiana Association of Educators' lawsuit is Louisiana Key Academy, a charter school for dyslexic students that Cassidy's wife, Laura, helped create.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says the United States must boost military spending by tens of billions of dollars to help end what he calls chaos and conflict around the world.

In a statement Friday, Jindal said, "Even countries in Africa have cut back on or stopped accepting flights from countries with Ebola outbreaks."

While he may be focused on running for governor in 2015, U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Metairie hasn’t lost sight of his gig in D.C., which includes a possible chairmanship in the near future and raising money for his federal accounts.

The operator of a brine mine that collapsed and apparently caused a 37-acre sinkhole in south Louisiana has asked the state insurance commissioner to make an insurance company pay out on a $50 million policy.

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