After six years of state worker layoffs, no rank-and-file state employees have been targeted for pink slips this budget year.

Hearings are scheduled in dueling lawsuits, one suit that seeks to scrap the multi-state standards in public school classrooms and the other that wants Jindal forced to stop meddling with Common Core.

U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, the chief Republican contender in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, hasn't yet agreed to any debates against Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu.

This is the Louisiana governor's 11th trip to the Hawkeye State, which is (coincidentally?) a key presidential primary state.

Federal prosecutors say a Lafayette woman was sentenced to nearly 2.5 years in prison for stealing more than $500,000 from the company where she worked.

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