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Despite the obvious benefits of providing health coverage to tens of thousands of uninsured Louisianians, the House of Representatives rejected legislation Tuesday to accept the federal expansion of Medicaid.
The total operating expense associated with the privatization of nine LSU hospitals will hit $1 billion during the new fiscal year, Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said Thursday.
A Shreveport legislator said Thursday that an agreement is in place with Gov. Bobby Jindal to ensure hearing impaired residents receive financial assistance for the tools they need to navigate daily life.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed six bills into law Thursday. The bills were the first pieces of legislation to make it to the governor's desk and be approved during the 2013 legislative session.
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation that will assist and encourage Louisiana veterans, service members and their families to return to the Pelican State.
When you grow government this big, these kinds of scandals are inevitable, and bears the responsibility for that," Louisiana Gov.
AP Phot o by MELINDA DESLATTE -- House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, left, and Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, talk last week.
Scientists have speculated that the 372-foot-wide and 422-foot-deep sinkhole might be related to structural problems within a brine cavern owned by United Brine Services, a subsidiary of Texas Brine Co., A Louisiana Senate panel backed two bills aimed at tightening regulations around the state's salt domes and solution-mined caverns.
Louisiana Sen. David Vitter will spend several days this fall raising money for an outside group set up to support him in both state and federal elections, fueling speculation that the Republican may be preparing to run for governor in 2015.
Plans to wrestle tuition-setting authority away from lawmakers and put it in the hands of educators fizzled and died in the state House of Representatives this week, representing a major blow to Louisiana's higher education community.
Voucher students at the Upperroom Bible Church Academy in November 2008. The school is prohibited from accepting new students in fall 2013 due to its current students' low performance on standardized tests.
Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Arthur Ashe, an independent charter school in the state's Recovery District, saw the number of students hitting "basic" or above on state exams climb 11 percent this year, despite having the largest proportion of special-needs students in the city.
State Treasurer John Kennedy testifies against the Senate Bill 204, which would authorize the issuance of bonds to finance capital improvements for the Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges System, in front of the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
Though he certainly does not possess the political sway he did just one year ago, Bobby Jindal proved last week that even an unpopular governor can whip state lawmakers into line when the stakes are high.
The Louisiana Senate passed three pro-gun rights bills on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
Using social media websites like Facebook and Twitter while driving would be illegal in Louisiana if Gov.