Lawmakers said Monday they support toughening Louisiana's educational standards, but they criticized state education leaders for the way the standards have been rolled out in school districts.
Vitter accused people who overspent their benefits of theft and said they should be prosecuted and ousted from the food stamp program.
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says at least 80,000 people in Louisiana won't be able to keep their current insurance coverage because of the federal health overhaul.
The agenda for Wednesday’s Lafayette Parish School Board meeting includes a discussion item from a board member who wants to share his “personal” thoughts and "concerns" on styles of leadership.
Louisiana paid nearly $1.9 million last year through the state's privatized Medicaid programs for 1,727 people who were not receiving services because they had died, according to an audit released Monday.
A federal appeals court is set to hear dueling arguments on whether a judge should have approved BP's multibillion-dollar settlement for compensating victims of its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
A Republican state lawmaker who had talked about entering Louisiana's U.S. Senate race has decided against a campaign.
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It would let the secretary of Health and Human Services override a $30 million cap on federal money for Chimp Haven if that would cut the cost of maintaining chimpanzees owned by the National Institutes of Health, which decided this year to end most medical research on humans' closest relative.
Whooping cough has set a post-1960s record in Louisiana and state officials are asking doctors to keep an eye out for it.
Louisiana should shrink its prison population and costs by repealing minimum mandatory sentences for nonviolent crimes.