- SUV going wrong way on US 90 kills other driver, 18 Updated: May-24-15 1:34 pm
NEW IBERIA, Louisiana - Louisiana State Police say an SUV going the wrong way on U.S. 90 in Iberia Parish hit a pickup truck head-on, killing the truck's 18-year-old driver.
- Louisiana House passes $24B budget proposal for next year Updated: May-21-15 7:40 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A $24.3 billion budget proposal for next year that contains fewer cuts than lawmakers had feared but still leaves public health care programs short received passage Thursday from the Louisiana House.
- Lawmakers in Louisiana House take aim at Jindal travel costs Updated: May-21-15 5:53 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Tired of Gov. Bobby Jindal's extensive out-of-state travel, lawmakers in the Louisiana House want the governor's office to carry the burden of those security detail costs, rather than the state police.
- Critics bash Louisiana governor on 'religious freedom' order Updated: May-21-15 5:28 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - "Arrogant" and "cynical" - that's what Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called President Barack Obama last fall after the president issued an executive order addressing the hot-button social issue of illegal immigration.
- Tuition, TOPS cost-control bills move to House for debate Updated: May-20-15 7:39 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A package of bills that would take lawmakers out of the tuition-setting business and place new spending restrictions on Louisiana's TOPS free college tuition program edged closer Wednesday to final legislative passage.
- Louisiana black bear could move off threatened-species list Updated: May-20-15 7:00 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Federal and Louisiana officials say it's time to get the animal that inspired teddy bears off the list of protected species.
- Jindal issues order after religious objections bill rejected Updated: May-19-15 8:22 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana lawmakers on Tuesday shelved a divisive religious objections bill pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal that has thrust the state into the national debate about where religious freedoms end and the rights of same-sex couples begin.
- Briefs from the Louisiana Legislature's regular session Updated: May-19-15 6:54 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Local public school districts would have more freedom to choose their textbooks under a proposal that received unanimous support Tuesday from the Louisiana House.
- School workers fired after Katrina rebuffed by US high court Updated: May-18-15 5:45 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The nation's highest court on Monday rejected an appeal from lawyers representing more than 7,000 school workers who argue they were wrongfully fired after devastation from Hurricane Katrina closed New Orleans schools indefinitely.
- US Rep. Scalise supports David Vitter in La. governor's race Updated: May-18-15 1:39 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter has picked up another endorsement for the Louisiana governor's race from one of his GOP colleagues in Congress.
- Budget puzzle remains largest issue in session's final weeks Updated: May-16-15 11:26 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's public colleges and public health care services started the legislative session in shaky financial shape, facing the risk of deep slashing in the coming months. As lawmakers passed the midpoint of their work, those programs face no greater financial certainty.
- Jindal's tobacco settlement sale proposal hits resistance Updated: May-15-15 5:53 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to sell Louisiana's remaining share of a massive tobacco settlement to help generate a few years of short-term cash has stalled, with little support from key state officials.
- Bill giving workers paid sick time spurned by committee Updated: May-14-15 4:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A proposal to give all workers in Louisiana paid sick days was rejected by a Senate labor committee amid opposition from business.
- Louisiana House backs ban on abortions based on gender Updated: May-14-15 3:57 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana would prohibit abortions based on gender under a bill that won overwhelming, bipartisan passage Thursday from the state House despite questions about whether provisions that allow for lawsuits and damage claims go too far.
- House votes to ban hospitals from billing victims for exams Updated: May-14-15 4:11 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana House unanimously agreed to ban hospitals from billing rape victims for their medical exams.
- Bill reducing sentences for pot possession clears La. House Updated: May-13-15 7:10 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - With the narrowest of votes, the Louisiana House voted to lower the maximum sentence for repeat marijuana possession from 20 years to eight years.
- Compromise reached in dispute over Common Core standards Updated: May-13-15 12:52 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - After a year of high-profile feuding over Common Core, legislators have announced a compromise on the education standards and have started advancing it in the Louisiana House.
- Equal pay bill wins passage from Louisiana Senate Updated: May-12-15 7:44 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's state senators chose anti-discrimination arguments over concerns about frivolous lawsuits Tuesday, narrowly backing an equal pay proposal in what has become an annual fight in the Legislature.
- Anti-union bill gains momentum in right-to-work Louisiana Updated: May-11-15 6:23 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Decades have passed since businesses and labor unions bitterly clashed in Louisiana, a tumultuous era that saw the state Senate bombed and, in 1976, the enactment of the state's right-to-work law.
- Ethics accusations lodged in Louisiana's Common Core dispute Updated: May-11-15 10:53 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - As they fight Louisiana's use of the multistate education standards, Common Core opponents have raised questions about conflicts of interest and ties to organizations they say hold undue influence in Louisiana's public school education policy.
- Boy, 14, dies in Covington crash after driver flees police Updated: May-10-15 5:28 pm
COVINGTON, Louisiana - Louisiana State Police say a man who allegedly had been riding in a car with a 14-year-old driver sped off while a trooper questioned the boy, then crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer - killing a second 14-year-old boy.
- 2 killed in Madison Parish head-on crash Updated: May-08-15 9:35 am
TALLULAH, Louisiana - Louisiana State Police say two men died in a head-on crash in Madison Parish.
- State police arrest 34 in insurance fraud investigation Updated: May-07-15 8:59 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana State Police say a two month investigation into insurance fraud and auto theft led to the arrest of 34 people across the state.
- Louisiana House agrees to double state littering fines Updated: May-07-15 4:06 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's littering fines will double, if the Senate agrees to a proposal that has received House passage.
- Senate committee refuses to allow raw milk sale in Louisiana Updated: May-06-15 3:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana won't be lifting its ban on sales of unpasteurized milk.