cigaretteTwo years after unsuccessfully attempting to prevent a renewal of a 4-cent-per-pack cigarette tax, Gov. Bobby Jindal may recommend his own larger proposal to raise tobacco taxes.

As authorities investigate the cause of the 34-minute Super Bowl blackout, documents show Superdome officials were worried in the fall about losing power at the big game.

The internal strife that has taken hold of the Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission in recent months, according to commissioner Troy Hebert, all stems from policies that require workers to do what they’re paid to do; i.e., work.

The Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote Tuesday on an ordinance for final adoption that, if approved, would repeal a 2 percent rebate businesses within the city of Lafayette and unincorporated parts of the parish receive for remitting sales taxes to the school board in a timely manner.

Writing Sunday that the “resurrection of the idea of a cigarette tax increase owes more to mathematics than public health,” the editors at The Advocate called on Gov. Bobby Jindal and the Legislature to raise the state tax on tobacco products, pointing to the attendant benefits of lower consumption of cigarettes, especially among teenagers.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu says he doesn't think the 34-minute power failure during the Super Bowl will hurt New Orleans' chances of getting the NFL's championship game in 2018.

Anna Gatlin began work at the Department of Education last month after serving as a domestic policy adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.

After a seemingly off-colored comment regarding the arrest of two N.P. Moss students on rape charges landed him in this month's PAS BON section of IND Monthly's POOYIE!, Lafayette schools Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper has responded.

Cue some slow-grind, funky music here, kids, ’cause The Times of Acadiana is goin’ down on our eyeballs. O, yeah!

The confessed killer of Mickey Shunick and Lisa Pate, in his most recent hand-written court filings — submitted into the record Thursday — is requesting names of the grand jury witnesses who testified against him, as well as the placing of a gag order on the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

The state's pool of money to pay for ongoing construction projects is running dry, and Louisiana is teetering so close to its debt ceiling that there's little room to borrow more to replenish the fund.

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