That's the question lawmakers are considering as they get down to work in the first week of the two-month legislative session.
On the opening day of the legislative session, Gov. Bobby Jindal officially shelved his plan to eliminate income taxes and raise sales taxes.
State police are investigating a shooting near Crowley that left one man dead and an Acadia Parish sheriff's deputy wounded.
As 72-year-old Samuel Little, a former boxer and transient, awaits trial in Los Angeles for the alleged sexually motivated strangulation deaths of two women, authorities in numerous jurisdictions in California, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, Mississippi and Ohio are scouring their own cold case files for possible ties to Little.
There are now only four Democrats in the Senate who have not expressed support for gay marriage: Sens. Mark Pryor, of Arkansas, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Tim Johnson of South Dakota, and Joe Manchin, of West Virginia.
The consulting firm hired by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration for economic analysis of the governor's tax plan says states should not enact a key plank of Jindal's proposal.
Country singer Sammy Kershaw inadvertently set a fire Thursday in his home that, as a result, sustained "heavy smoke damage, but no structural damage."
Louisiana has received $95 million in legal settlements with insurance companies, ending questions about whether the money would roll in for this year's budget or leave lawmakers scrambling to fill a shortfall.
Republican U.S. Rep. John Fleming said Thursday that he won't enter the U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu because he doesn't want to divide GOP support.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal would leave colleges with shaky and uncertain financing next year and create cash flow problems at the schools, Louisiana's higher education commissioner said Thursday.