A federal engineer examining the lessons from Hurricane Sandy says findings after the October storm closely track the disaster of Hurricane Katrina seven years earlier.

Gov. Bobby Jindal's tax plan should include a margin of error so the state doesn't end up facing new budget shortfalls, the leader of a government watchdog group said Monday.

A test that fourth- and eighth-graders have to pass for promotion is on the way out. It's part of a series of changes unfolding in how Louisiana measures what public students know.

To help celebrate the release of his 20th record, Zachary Richard is being honored by both the Lafayette City-Parish Council and UL’s Center for Louisiana Studies.

gay_marriageOn Tuesday the high court will hear arguments in California's Prop 8 case, followed a day later by consideration of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

GOP strategist Karl Rove says he can imagine a Republican candidate in the next presidential campaign supporting gay marriage.

federal_defenders2The lawyers who defend the nation's poor in federal courts across the country are grappling with budget cuts they say will decimate their offices.

Louisiana is one of a baker's dozen states in which the ad campaign will appear.

The head of Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources has named 13 scientists and other experts to serve on a commission to determine the long-term stability of the area around northern Assumption Parish's sinkhole.

The attorney general's public corruption unit says that the office has an ongoing investigation into the awarding of the contract to CNSI, which was supposed to take over Medicaid claims processing next year.

About $88 million expected for this year's state budget hasn't been received yet by the treasurer's office for spending, lawmakers were told Friday.

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