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.

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.

House Republicans have picked Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise to be their majority whip.

Louisiana's debt load has risen each of the last six years, with the state hitting a record this year for how much debt it owes for each state resident, according to a report released Thursday.

The New Orleans-area flood board that filed a lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies last summer is expected to discuss the future of that lawsuit in light of legislation aimed at outlawing it.

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