John Kennedy said in a column released Monday that the state will face another round of midyear budget slashing if lawmakers approve the governor's spending plans for the 2013-14 fiscal year.

A trio of Republican state lawmakers are calling on Gov. Bobby Jindal to back off plans to divert tobacco settlement proceeds from the popular Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, which helps students pay the cost of a public university education.

Eight employees of the LHSAA including its current executive director are enrolled in the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana. Private employees in a public retirement plan.

City-Parish President Joey Durel says his wife may be released from Our Lady of Lourdes as early as Tuesday.

A lawyer for rig owner Transocean on Monday pressed BP executive Mark Bly to explain why the report doesn't mention a call from BP rig supervisor Donald Vidrine to an onshore engineer, Mark Hafle, just before the deadly blast.

teacher_tenureJimmy Faircloth, lawyer for the Jindal administration and the state Department of Education, says he will appeal the ruling.

underworld_saintA follower in New Orleans built a public shrine in her honor.

The owner of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 says BP hampered efforts to stop the resulting gusher of oil by misleading government officials about how many barrels of oil were flowing each day.

National Weather Service meteorologists are out on the road, training storm spotters to understand what they see in clouds and on the ground — and to call it in.

IND Monthly’s Lecture Series brings respected veteran independent journalist John Maginnis to Lafayette March 20 to preview the upcoming legislative session, Louisiana’s fall U.S. Senate race and Gov. Jindal’s national ambitions.

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