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1 hr ago | The Advocate
If one of the tougher challenges for Louisiana's high schools is vocational education, we are encouraged that the state's new efforts are being launched over the next couple of years in collaboration with business and industry.
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5 hrs ago | Daily Kos
In a potential five way match up for Louisiana governor, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu leads David Vitter by eight points.
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CHERYL GERBER/ASSOCIATED PRESS/FILE Trina Grimes Scott and former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards greet the media after getting married in the French Quarter in New Orleans on July 29, 2011.
U.S. Republican Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.
"The purpose of this closure is to allow for the replacement of electrical components which will require the bridge to remain in the raised position," DOTD said in a news release.
As Colorado residents like Denver's Rachel Schaefer, shown here, celebrate their new-found right to spark up, lawmakers in Louisiana have yet to vote on at least 10 bills that would lower possession penalties and allow medical marijuana in the Pelican State.
Sen. Mary Landrieu's recent vote to confirm a controversial Justice Department nominee likely will be used against her by Republicans running for her seat, political experts say.
A stringent new law in the Lone Star State requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges with a local hospital, a medically unnecessary requirement that's often impossible for doctors to comply with.
Governor Bobby Jindal greets legislators as he enters the House of Representatives chambers as he kicks off the legislative session in Baton Rouge, Monday March 10, 2014 at the state capital in Baton Rouge.
The 46-year-old Jimmie Davis Bridge is due for a new paint job, and the choice of hue has been put to Louisiana's citizens.
Nearly 30 senators staged an overnight debate on the Senate floor Monday night through Tuesday morning, trying to bring attention to what they say is a dire need to combat climate change with legislative action.
Lawmakers reviewing the state budget Tuesday were surprised to learn that Louisiana paid more than $10 million for the trials of five men for the murder of a Louisiana State Penitentiary guard.
Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Legislature 2014 session -- Gov. Bobby Jindal makes a point while addressing the joint session of the Legislature to start the 2014 session.
G. ANDREW BOYD / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE The Louisiana Legislature is concerned about recent cases of fraud in the state's film tax credit program.
He presented his legislative priorities and highlighted individuals in the audience who have started new careers in Louisiana as a result of the state's economic growth.