In early March, the U.S. Attorney in New Orleans abruptly dropped the investigation of landfill moguls Fred Heebe and Jim Ward, leaving a big question mark on the fate of Lafayette’s Henry Mouton, who copped the first plea in the case almost two years ago.

A nonpartisan watchdog group says Gov. Bobby Jindal's tax code restructuring plan could cost the state as much as $650 million in lost revenue as currently proposed.

Plans to privatize most of LSU's public hospitals means borrowing for repairs and construction of the health facilities will be taxable. That borrowing will cost the state more.

Louisiana won't train new state troopers for a fifth year under the budget proposal being considered by lawmakers.

LSU students and staff are getting their first look at the man expected to be the university system's next president, F. King Alexander.

LSU professors are questioning the credentials of the contender to be university system president, and delivered notice Wednesday of a stinging vote of no confidence in the governing board.

A federal judge conducting a trial to assign fault for the nation's worst offshore oil spill dismissed claims Wednesday against a BP contractor and the company that made a key safety device on the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico.

A superseding indictment handed up Wednesday by a federal grand jury in New Orleans accuses Kurt Mix of deleting about 40 voicemails from a supervisor and roughly 15 voicemails from a BP contractor.


The guitar master has conspicuously declined to release a statement disavowing the Sonny Landreth fan who is a stealer.

The council delayed the vote while city-parish attorney Mike Hebert researches how revenue generated through city-initiated lawsuits — attorneys contracted by the city to pursue the suits would likely earn about one-third the value of each citation — is divvied up between the city and Redflex, the company that administers the program.

Louisiana's top higher education official said Tuesday that the state's investment in public colleges has sunk to its lowest level in more than 50 years when compared to income levels, and he's pushing for new tuition increases to offset some of the loss.

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