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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.
Louisiana corrections officials are asking a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling that would require disclosure of the seller and manufacturer of the state's execution drugs.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development , advises the public that beginning on Saturday March 15th , 2014 at 7:00 AM the Gillis W. Long Bridge , US 165-B over the Red River, will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic until Sunday March 16th 2014 at 6:00 PM .
Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, seen here in a file photo, will not attend Monday night's global warming 'talkathon' in the Senate.
Three Louisiana insurers agreed on Monday to continue to accept payments from a federal program for low-income people with HIV/AIDS to cover their Obamacare insurance premiums, the carriers said during a hearing in U.S. District Court.
Mississippi had the highest obesity rate in the U.S. in 2013, at 35.4%, while Montana had the lowest rate, at 19.6%, according to Gallup survey results released March 4, 2014.
"Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the House, Members of the Senate, fellow residents of this great state - thank you for the opportunity to come address you on this very important day.