Senators opened their budget hearings Monday with questions raised by the Legislature's financial analysts about assumptions used by Gov. Bobby Jindal to balance next year's spending recommendations.

Gov. Bobby Jindal, state Superintendent of Education John White, House Education Committee Chairman Steve Carter, R-Baton Rouge, and Senate Education Committee Chairman Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, are also scheduled to appear.

A runner from Lafayette was about a block away when two bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon's finish line. Two runners from Opelousas crossed the line about two minutes before the explosions. They and 18 Baton Rouge-area runners are safe, newspapers reported.

More than two months after receiving a public records request for the deposition of Lafayette developer Greg Gachassin, the Louisiana Board of Ethics has responded: request denied.

State Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-City on a Hill, wants to make sure them gays don’t get all uppity when they’re discriminated against. After all, they’re gay and what not.

Alice Boucher Elementary School was placed on lockdown at about 11 a.m. this morning due to a suspect from a nearby bank robbery being on the loose.

On Monday, state Rep. Joel Robideaux, R-Lafayette, announced that Jindal’s fantasy will probably not rise to the level of reality.

Senny the Senegal parrot is back at the Zoo of Acadiana.

A trial designed to assign fault to the companies involved in the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster has resumed with testimony of a BP manager who supervised two rig managers indicted on manslaughter charges.

risky_businessTehmi Chassion’s failure to recuse himself in the school board’s selection of a group health benefits provider raises ‘serious questions’ on whether he violated state ethics law.

Forget the photos of water intrusion, sagging ceiling tiles and files piled high for lack of storage, nothing says “we need to upgrade our parish courthouse facilities” like a snake.
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