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  • Analysis: Jindal at odds with education leader 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 6:04 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Superintendent of Education John White got his job with the backing of Gov. Bobby Jindal, but two years later, the men are increasingly at odds and appear to be drifting farther apart on education policy.

  • La. legislative session reaches its midway point 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:19 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Efforts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage and let school teachers carry guns to work appear jettisoned for the legislative session. Tougher restrictions on the payday lending industry and efforts to lessen marijuana penalties are on life support. And none of the major budget decisions have been settled.

  • Education chief: Testing critics don't have plan 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:02 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Continued efforts to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers, Superintendent of Education John White said Thursday.

  • Bond Commission backs Jindal plan for surplus cash 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:56 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.

  • La.'s Jindal to deliver commencement at Liberty 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:04 am
  • LYNCHBURG, Virginia - Another early Republican presidential prospect is heading to Liberty University.

  • Staffer accused of leaking McAllister video quits 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:45 pm
  • MONROE, Louisiana - The staff member of U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister who is accused of leaking a video that captured him kissing an aide has resigned.

  • Education chief gets favorable job review 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:40 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation.

  • 3 GOP governors blast Medicare Advantage rates 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:05 am
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Three Southern Republican governors are writing President Barack Obama to complain about newly announced Medicare Advantage payments.

  • Spokeswoman: Alexander not running in 5th District 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:52 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A spokeswoman for Rodney Alexander says the Republican former congressman doesn't intend to run for his old seat, despite a videotape showing GOP Rep. Vance McAllister in a marital indiscretion.

  • Disappointment, forgiveness mix in La. scandal 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 2:42 pm
  • MONROE, Louisiana - To Louisiana voters accustomed to tawdry scandals involving elected officials, disappointment with an eye toward forgiveness is the prevailing sentiment about their new congressman, caught on video embracing an aide married to one of his friends.

  • Jindal hires new press secretary 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:54 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal has a new press secretary with experience working on a Republican presidential campaign.

  • McAllister video scandal revives talk of Vitter 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:37 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The outcries from Louisiana Republican leaders calling for Rep. Vance McAllister to resign after he was caught on video kissing a married woman stand in sharp contrast to the muted GOP response seven years ago during Sen. David Vitter's prostitution scandal.

  • La. congressman rebuffs calls for his resignation 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:46 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister stayed out of sight as calls grew louder from Republicans back home demanding the GOP congressman's resignation after he was caught on video kissing the wife of a friend.

  • State, feds declare victory in voucher ruling 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:47 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Both the state and Justice Department said they were pleased with a judge's order that Louisiana must provide regular reports to federal officials on the state's private school tuition program.

  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal to speak to SC Republicans 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:04 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is coming to South Carolina to speak at the state Republican party's annual fundraising dinner.

  • Landrieu asks lawmakers to back Medicaid expansion 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:06 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - While she was visiting Baton Rouge, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said she was meeting with state lawmakers to encourage them to support the expansion of Louisiana's Medicaid program.

  • Judge rules for nonprofit group in slogan battle 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:47 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - A nonprofit group can continue to use Louisiana's trademarked tourism slogan to criticize the government while a lawsuit against its billboard is still in court, a federal district judge has ruled.

  • Landrieu sidesteps debate over levee board lawsuit 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:26 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu distanced herself Monday from a lawsuit filed by a New Orleans-area levee board against more than 90 oil and gas companies, saying litigation isn't the way to restore her state's lost wetlands.

  • Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal star in new GOP ad 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 3:53 am
  • MIAMI - Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal are starring in a new ad for a group seeking to rebrand the Republican Party.

  • Bill would allow concealed guns in restaurants 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 6:40 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Concealed-handgun permit holders and armed off-duty police officers would be able to enter restaurants serving alcohol if lawmakers agree to a bill backed Wednesday by the House Criminal Justice Committee.

  • Jindal: GOP needs 'Obamacare' alternative 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 1:54 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, on Wednesday offered a Republican alternative to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, saying states should play a greater role in containing health care costs while giving consumers more flexibility in choosing insurance plans.

  • Craig seeks 6th congressional seat again 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 6:24 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Libertarian Rufus Craig is a candidate again for the Baton Rouge-based 6th District congressional seat.

  • Common Core spawns widespread political fights 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 2:17 pm
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.