The bill would add e-cigarettes and other "alternative nicotine products" to the list of items that can't be sold to minors in Louisiana.

Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said Monday that he will have to lay off workers and won't have enough money to fight a dangerous citrus infection in Louisiana if lawmakers pass Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal for his agency.

Louisiana's Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control is lax in monitoring businesses that have permits to sell alcohol, skipping some routine inspections and shrinking compliance checks, according to an audit released Monday.

EDWARDS CAROUSELThree years after his release from federal prison, former governor enters the race for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District, ending months of speculation.

The governor has fewer than two years remaining in his term, and his relationship with lawmakers has grown more difficult in recent years.

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