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  • Kansas governor pondering religious objections legislation 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 7:09 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Thursday that he's considering proposing a new religious objections law for Kansas following the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of gay marriage, and he defended his administration's cautious response to the ruling.

  • Federal judge to Louisiana: Make gay marriage changes now 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:25 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - After waiting about as long as possible, the state of Louisiana began selling marriage licenses to same-sex couples and agreed Thursday that they could file joint income-tax returns and get both parents' names on their children's birth certificates.

  • Heeding Francis, Iowa Catholic leaders to pressure '16 field 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 3:40 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa will call Thursday on candidates for president to follow the teachings of Pope Francis and focus as much on the environment and income inequality in 2016 as they have in past elections on opposing gay marriage and abortion.

  • 5th Circuit tells courts to issue same-sex marriage rulings 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 10:43 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal appeals court Wednesday instructed judges in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas to wrap up gay marriage cases in their states in line with last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

  • 5th Circuit tells courts to issue same-sex marriage rulings 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 9:02 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal appeals court Wednesday instructed judges in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas to wrap up gay marriage cases in their states in line with last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

  • Religion news in brief 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 12:35 pm

    Pope in US to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants

  • Jindal agrees to medical marijuana, lessened pot penalties 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 6:32 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's penalties for having small amounts of marijuana have been lowered.

  • Democrat running for governor won't support education leader 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 6:13 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's schools superintendent may want to stick around for another term, but at least one candidate running for governor has no interest in keeping him.

  • Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 1:02 am

    NEW YORK - Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire, serve and set policy according to their religious beliefs, notably that gay relationships are morally wrong.

  • GOP WH hopefuls deride gay marriage ruling story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 12:04 am

    DENVER - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told conservatives Saturday that the Supreme Court tried to "unwrite the laws of nature and the laws of nature's God" when it legalized gay marriage across the nation.

  • Gay couples wed on historic day as conservatives resist story has photos
    Updated: Jun-26-15 8:19 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Benjamin Moore and Tadd Roberts wore matching tuxedos to the county clerk's office in Louisville to get married Friday, and the mayor greeted them with a bottle of champagne.

  • Historic gay marriage ruling stirs emotion across US story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-26-15 8:11 pm

    Some snapshots of Americans reacting to Friday's Supreme Court ruling declaring that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states.

  • Supreme Court ruling upholds subsidies for 138,000 in La. 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 12:48 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Nearly 138,000 people in Louisiana will continue to receive federal subsidies that help pay for their health insurance.

  • Jindal agrees to legislative review of consulting contracts 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 4:10 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers will have approval authority over consulting contracts signed across state agencies, in response to complaints about wasteful spending.

  • Governors' trade missions have uneven record of success story has photos
    Updated: Jun-22-15 5:08 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Governors across the country have been packing their bags for all-expenses-paid trade missions abroad, spending taxpayer dollars on costly trips that have an uneven track record of yielding any tangible benefits for their states.

  • Religion and politics: GOP hopefuls' new insight on faith story has photos
    Updated: Jun-20-15 3:55 pm

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential contenders railed against abortion rights on Saturday as they courted religious conservatives, promising Christian values would guide their personal decisions and public policies should they win the presidency.

  • Jindal signs budget and financing measures to pay for it 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 5:34 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal signed next year's $24.5 billion budget Friday, along with the package of tax changes to balance the spending plan without steep reductions to public health care and colleges.

  • Louisiana education chief John White gets strong job review 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 4:12 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable review from Louisiana's top school board.

  • Governor candidates: More work needed on state budget, taxes 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 1:15 pm

    WESTWEGO, Louisiana - Three of the major candidates running to be Louisiana's next governor said Wednesday that while lawmakers patched together next year's budget, they didn't make the structural fixes needed to stop repeated shortfalls in the future.

  • Lawmakers' push to take control of construction budget fails 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 3:51 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Talk of change for the way Louisiana spends its construction budgeting money fizzled in the final days of the legislative session.

  • Lawmakers agree to veto-proof budget, tax deal on final day story has photos
    Updated: Jun-11-15 9:27 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - In a chaotic flurry of last-minute votes, Louisiana lawmakers completed their work Thursday with a deal on next year's $24 billion budget that will keep public colleges and health services from deep cuts - and that meets Gov. Bobby Jindal's criteria to escape a veto.

  • Briefs from the Louisiana Legislature's regular session 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 4:08 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's littering fines will double under a bill headed to the governor's desk.

  • State senator seeks to rename Jindal-backed tax credit DUMB 
    Updated: Jun-05-15 9:40 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Ville Platte state senator had enough of a bill aimed at protecting Gov. Bobby Jindal's no-tax record. Sen. Eric LaFleur proposed Friday to rename the legislation, to reflect how he felt about it: DUMB.