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At attempt to cover more uninsured people in the state's Medicaid program, as allowed under the federal Affordable Care Act, was rejected Wednesday by a House committee.

Under a proposal backed Wednesday by the House Education Committee, the disciplinary effects of a new statewide teacher evaluation system would be delayed for a year to give schools time to work out kinks in the assessment method.

In an effort to generate dialogue between teachers and the administration, Lafayette Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper  announced a series of faculty forums slated to begin next week.


Girard Park residents may finally have an option that will get rid of an aggravating neighbor for good.

Lawmakers are taking their first votes on whether they want to cover more uninsured people in the state's Medicaid program, as allowed under the federal Affordable Care Act.

Texas and Louisiana have sued to block federal fishery officials from regulating the length of the red snapper recreational fishing season in federal waters off their coasts.

A proposal to raise Louisiana's cigarette tax was rejected by lawmakers on the House tax committee Tuesday, a vote that appeared likely to end efforts to boost the tax this legislative session.

The Louisiana House voted Tuesday to ban enforcement of any federal restrictions on owning semi-automatic weapons, over the objections of critics who said the measure couldn't withstand a court challenge.

House Education Committee members have backed a proposal requiring the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to delay using new methods for calculating school performance letter grades.

Holly Leleux-Thubron represents one of the casualties of the Iberia Parish Council’s war against Parish President Errol "Romo" Romero’s administration and is the reason for a demand letter filed on her behalf with the council. That letter, and possible lawsuit, will be discussed in executive session during Wednesday ’s council meeting.

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