Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration wants to use Gulf oil spill recovery money to help refill the state's "rainy day" fund and settle a pending lawsuit over its use.

Democrat Mary Landrieu and Republican David Vitter were among the 72 senators voting Thursday to send the bill to the president; 22 senators voted against it.

Kids under 18 will have to pursue skin cancer the old-fashioned way.

The financing plan would pay for the operations of 69 public school districts for the 2014-15 school year.

The Louisiana chapter of Americans for Prosperity sent the pledge request to all 144 lawmakers in February.

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