Continuing deaths of dolphins and sea turtles are a sign that the Gulf of Mexico is still feeling effects from the 2010 spill that spewed 200 million gallons of oil from a well a mile below the surface, a prominent environmental group said Tuesday.

The company whose nearly $200 million Medicaid contract with the state has been cancelled says it didn't do anything improper to get the work, despite an ongoing federal investigation into the contract award.

Sources are telling The Ind that Gov. Bobby Jindal’s controversial proposal to eliminate the state’s corporate and individual income taxes and replace the lost revenue with a sharp spike and expansion of the state sales tax is finally — and deservedly — dead.

Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy is running for the Senate next year, seeking to keep Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu from a fourth term.

jindal_emperorGov. Bobby Jindal’s approval rating among voters remains at an all-time low. Heck, it's even lower than President Barack Hussein Obama's.

The message Tuesday at Northside High School was clear: The people support Lafayette Schools Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper’s turnaround plan and think it’s time for the school board to follow suit. Embraced by most in attendance, the message, unfortunately, fell on some deaf ears.

The lawmaker sponsoring Gov. Bobby Jindal's tax rewrite proposal said Monday that while the plan faces strong opposition, it's not doomed to failure as the legislative session begins next week.

Republican Reps. Kirk Talbot and Cameron Henry filed an amended petition to their original lawsuit that asked for the current 2012-13 budget to be declared unconstitutional because it uses one-time money to pay for ongoing programs and services.

A man who worked for BP's cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 says he didn't believe the oil giant's employees were risking workers' safety when they didn't follow his recommendations.

The editor of LSU's student newspaper filed a lawsuit Monday against the university system's Board of Supervisors for refusing to provide information about the candidates considered to be LSU's next president.

The Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office released the findings Monday, saying more than 1,600 items have been missing for four years.

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