But Jindal said Thursday he'd be willing to discuss with lawmakers proposals to toughen academic standards to be eligible for the free tuition.

A top official with the Maryland company whose nearly $200 million Medicaid contract with the state has been cancelled said the firm has never been contacted as part of an ongoing federal probe into the contract award.

The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the season opens Tuesday at 6 a.m. in a portion of territorial waters between Caillou Boca and the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel.

There’s hardly any other way to interpret a press release issued Thursday in which the House Republican Delegation announces its endorsement of a handful of bills that are clearly aimed at countering Gov. Bobby Jindal’s sleight-of-hand budgeting gimmicks.

Creative Actio is all about the Next Big Thing. In this case, it’s the future of downtown Lafayette via the Imagine Downtown ideas competition.

Hold that Twitter thought. If you are driving, a proposed state law would make it illegal for you to post status updates or anything else to social media websites.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Wednesday that Manda Packing Co., based in Baker, is recalling the meat that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

French Quarter Festival, which turns 30 this year, runs through Sunday and showcases Louisiana food and music on stages strung throughout the historic neighborhood, including Jackson Square, the French Market, along narrow streets and on the Mississippi riverfront.

Lawmakers granted final approval Wednesday to closing the doors of LSU's public hospital in Baton Rouge next week and shifting health care services for the poor and uninsured to a private hospital.

The financially beleaguered Postal Service backpedaled on its plan to end Saturday mail delivery, conceding Wednesday that its gamble to compel congressional approval had failed.

Be afraid, mainstream Republicans — even you Goldwater Republicans — be very afraid. Former U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry ain't going away.

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