Jindal is being urged by health care organizations, advocacy groups and Democratic lawmakers to reverse his opposition to the Medicaid expansion and to take the available federal funding to offer health insurance to low-income families.

Gov. Bobby Jindal's top budget adviser said Thursday the administration is looking at ways to restructure Louisiana's debt to keep dollars flowing for state construction projects, even as the state hovers near its debt ceiling.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it's spending another $59 million this year on an initiative that works with farmers and other landowners to reduce pollution in the Mississippi River basin.

Officials say removing the traps helps improve waterway safety and navigation.

Prescribed burning is a commonly used habitat management tool used to reduce the potential for catastrophic wildfires, control invasive species, and restore and revitalize ecosystems.

St. Tammany News, which publishes The News Banner and the Slidell Sentry News, said Thursday it will print the last editions Feb. 27.

LCG’s traffic and transporation director says the SafeLight/SafeSpeed program continues to show a sharp reduction in collisions.

What began as a four-day voyage in the Gulf of Mexico has turned into a vacation nightmare, not at all what the luxury cruise touts in brochures.

jindal_poll_carousel2The approval rating of Gov. Bobby Jindal has spun 180 degrees over the last two years.

Taxing authorities in Lafayette Parish are invited to attend a Monday meeting called by City-Parish Council Chairman Brandon Shelvin in an effort to review the various property and sales taxes levied.

appleMore schools are seeking to join Louisiana's voucher program next year, a sign that the number of students using public dollars for private schools will grow.

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