Several bills proposed in the current legislative session would allow as many as 252,000 uninsured Louisiana residents to get free, government-funded health insurance through the Medicaid expansion allowed under President Barack Obama's health care law.
A look at preparations by Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., for a potential 2016 presidential campaign
Although the election is still six months away, Camp Landrieu might be breathing a little easier seeing the results of a poll commissioned by a conservative Baton Rouge businessman.
The Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy Fund, called the WISE Fund, would direct dollars to science, technology and research programs at four-year universities and community and technical colleges.
A proposal to soften penalties for marijuana possession has been at least temporarily derailed by opposition from the Louisiana Sheriffs Association.