Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization of the LSU-run public hospital network is bringing in $39 million less in lease payments for the facilities than expected this year, according to a report from the Legislature's financial analysts.
The lawsuit alleges a litany of tactics the department employed to block him from obtaining public documents.
Officials with the Acadiana Center for the Arts will pitch a funding proposal Tuesday to the Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority in an effort to keep an endangered arts program for K-3rd graders alive after a recent decrease in federal Title I funding forced the Lafayette Parish School System’s hand in calling for its elimination.
A 49-year-old New Iberia woman will spend the next 18 months in federal prison for submitting fraudulent damage claims to federal officials after hurricanes in 2005 and 2008 and receiving more than $24,000.
"The use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime is deplorable. However, the proposed use of military action alone in Syria, in the absence of a broader diplomatic strategy, will fail to achieve the objective of arriving at a political settlement."
Notices of Louisiana's amnesty program begin going out this week to 443,000 people who owe a total of $1.4 billion in unpaid taxes and interest.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-New Orleans, is hauling in more than five times the cash of her presumptive 2014 GOP opponent, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, in Lafayette Parish, according to Federal Elections Commission figures.
The Army general who won acclaim for helping restore order in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina supports a flood control board's lawsuit against oil and gas companies.