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6 hrs ago | The Advocate
Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cross doesn't understand why Louisiana's higher education community isn't more up in arms over its situation.
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10 hrs ago | KLTV Tyler
Motorists at the Louisiana-Texas state line are finding travel on Interstate 20 slow-going.
18 hrs ago | Hispanic Business
Because of that, the state may not see an upswing as noticeable as the country as a whole, according to experts and leading economic indicators.
More than 175 bills have been pre-filed and are scheduled to be heard by the education committees of both the House of Representatives and Senate.
The bill is being pushed by the Alabama Department of Corrections [official website], and passed [AP report] the House by a vote of 77-19.
Momentum continued building Thursday toward final passage sometime in the 2014 legislative session of a major criminal justice reform bill designed to control future cost increases for Mississippi, which has the second-highest incarceration rate in the nation, behind Louisiana.
DISCRIMINATION BILL. WDSU REPORTER GINA SWANSON TAKES A LOOK AT THE MEASURE AND WHETHER OR NOT DISCRIMINATION BILLS IN OTHER STATES WILL AFFECT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE SESSION CONVENES MONDAY.
Backed by a coalition of advocates for the elderly and the poor, a pair of Louisiana lawmakers are proposing to cap payday lending interest rates at 36 percent.
MoveOn Billboards advocating for Medicaid expansion in Louisiana have broughta threat of legal action from state officials, the progressive political action committee says.
When lawmakers convene Monday for the 2014 session, they will be considering legislation to set a new cap for interest rates for payday loans.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is actively working to quiet to a noisy stretch of highway in the City of Central.
Crews will be giving the Sunshine Bridge a fresh paint job in the coming year and a half along with a possible dab of irony.
The Free Boosie Twitter account, which numbers 141,000 followers, can probably rest easy for a while.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's former chief of staff, Paul Rainwater, said Wednesday that he plans to open his own lobbying and consulting firm.
Louisiana organizations that represent the elderly, the poor and others on fixed incomes want stiffer regulation of payday lending businesses that offer short-term loans with high interest rates.