An audit of Louisiana's food stamp program for low-income families says weak oversight has allowed for duplicate benefits, overpayments and more than $1 million paid to ineligible residents, some of whom were in prison at the time.

A Maryland-based company whose nearly $200 million Medicaid contract was canceled amid an ongoing federal investigation has sued Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration for terminating the deal.

Gov. Bobby Jindal has blasted bipartisan House budget negotiations as a secretive, back-door attempt to raise taxes on Louisiana businesses and residents.

A state audit shows that more than 44 percent of the Louisiana students who received scholarships from the state's TOPS program over a seven-year period had their awards canceled for one reason or another.

Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.


A recently unveiled plan for the Davidson property near Girard Park may settle a long-running dispute and help LGMC meet its growth potential.

They are to be unloaded Monday and later installed at 17 pickup points for New Orleans residents who need transportation out of town when a hurricane evacuation is ordered.

Organization president Stan Guidroz said video poker operators want to be sure legislators don't raise taxes on them but not on riverboats and other casinos.

The Baton Rouge meat packing company said in a news release that it expects distribution to be near normal within a few weeks.

Two nearly identical bomb threats disrupted Lafayette Parish School System campuses this week; fortunately, no one was harmed in either incident, officials report.

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is facing a likely lawsuit from the Maryland-based company whose nearly $200 million Medicaid contract with the state was terminated.

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