Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is holding a special meeting Tuesday to consider responses to Gov. Bobby Jindal's efforts to derail the Common Core education standards in public schools.

A former BP executive can be tried on a charge that he obstructed a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill, a federal appeals court in New Orleans said in a ruling posted Monday.

Gov. Bobby Jindal proposed a light agenda to lawmakers, but he put a strong stamp on the 2014 legislative session through his vetoes, many of which struck down bills that had received overwhelming support in the House and Senate.

In a new report tracking the contract, Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office says the state has reached 72 percent of the promised savings through June 30, 2013, the close of the last budget year.

Republican U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister has changed his mind and says he intends to run for re-election despite the scandal caused by a video showing him kissing a married female aide.

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