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Akron schools charged for Louisiana landfill cleanup
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Grand jury to review $200M Medicaid contract
The Louisiana attorney general's office said a special grand jury was selected Thursday to look into possible criminal activity involving a $200 million Medicaid contract awarded by Gov.
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DOTD installs new equipment near sinkhole
Transportation officials said enhanced monitoring equipment has been installed near the giant sinkhole in southeast Louisiana to better detect any changes.
Wed May 22, 2013
Lousiana Democratic Party also received audit request, not just LAGOP
While the Louisiana Republican Party appears to be claiming that they are being targeted by an Obama-scandal-like-IRS audit for expressing its opposition to taxes, the Louisiana Democratic Party has just announced, also via email, that the legislative auditor has also sent them a request for information.
Fitch Rates Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District, LA's Sales Tax Bonds 'A'; Outlook Stable
The projects are part of the larger Morganza to the Gulf Project which includes levee and other flood protection and coastal erosion initiatives.
Tue May 21, 2013
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Cannon fire will be heard in downtown Thursday morning as the Louisiana House of Representatives remember the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Deal with poultry litter before EPA arrives
The LSU AgCenter, along with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, provided information to producers at meetings in Many and Ruston recently.
Mon May 20, 2013
Senate budget committee stalls Medicaid expansion
State senators rejected a proposal on Monday for Louisiana to offer government-subsidized health insurance to the working poor through the federal health overhaul law known as the Affordable Care Act.
What's on your plate? Share your #NOLAEats
The Key Lime Pie from House of Blues is picture perfect. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @NOLAEats and tag your pictures #nolaeats so we can see what's on your plate.
Audit: DOE skipped steps in monitoring charters
A new audit says the state education department had gaps in its monitoring of the academic performance of Louisiana's charter schools.
Sun May 19, 2013
Sat May 18, 2013
Analysis shows funding gap for LSU hospital privatization deals
The first three LSU hospital privatization deals appear to use up 94% of the funding Louisiana Gov.
Jindal: IRS officials deserve prison
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will use a Saturday speech to Virginia Republicans to suggest the IRS officials who targeted conservative political organizations for scrutiny be sent to prison.
Fri May 17, 2013
Louisiana jobless rate rises for fourth month
Host Chenango Valley jumped out to a big lead with a six-run second inning and held on to beat... While the labor force was basically flat, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people who said they had a job fell by nearly 5,000. The jobless rate rose to 6.5 from 6.2 percent in March, though it remained below April ... (more)
Thu May 16, 2013
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Jindal declares State of Emergency for rising levels of Mississippi River
On Wednesday, Governor Jindal declared a state of emergency to prepare for Mississippi River crests that are predicted to be well above flood stage.
Why won't Jindal's LSU Board not allow Cerise's testify?
Which, of course, is exactly why Gov. Bobby Jindal 's LSU Board of Supervisors won't allow Cerise to testify.
Louisiana culture, people inspire many TV programs, but how much more can state provide?
Phil Robertson of A&E's 'Duck Dynasty' is part of a family that has made millions in a mail order duck call business.
Please, Come Exploit Southerners For Your Reality TV Show
It's bluebonnets all over again. The New York Times has an expose on the Louisiana reality TV boom, where hits like Swamp People and Duck Dynasty , and a generous tax credit for film and TV productions in the state, have drawn producers, casting directors and network execs alike to the so-called Hollywood South.
Wed May 15, 2013
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DHH to crack down on nursing home evacuation plans
The state Department of Health and Hospitals is putting nursing homes on notice - if they have to evacuate a nursing home because the facility couldn't execute an emergency action plan, that home will be billed.
"I'm Cajun" bill passed, proceeds to support CODOFIL
New legislation allowing Louisianans to declare their Cajun lineage on their driver's licenses has been approved by the house committee on transportation, highways and public works.