- Tax hikes for roadwork begin advancing in Louisiana House Updated: May-05-15 1:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Pothole-riddled roads, traffic congestion and a never-addressed wish list of transportation projects are driving Louisiana's lawmakers to consider state tax increases to raise new money for roadwork.
- Vitter picks up backing from treasurer in governor's race Updated: May-04-15 2:52 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Treasurer John Kennedy, a popular state politician who once considered running for governor, is instead supporting U.S. Sen. David Vitter for the job in this fall's election.
- Financing plan for Medicaid expansion wins committee support Updated: May-04-15 12:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers have repeatedly refused to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program, siding with Gov. Bobby Jindal in opposition. But on Monday, they started advancing a proposal that would help pay for an expansion if Louisiana's next governor has any interest.
- Common Core testing contracts steered to closed-door review Updated: May-01-15 1:31 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is scrutinizing the education department's testing contract plans, giving them a closed-door review Friday as the two sides remain in a dispute over the Common Core standards.
- House committee OKs anti-union bill to strip dues deduction Updated: Apr-30-15 8:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - An anti-union bill approved by a House committee Thursday sets the stage for a high-profile legislative fight between business and organized labor, even as many lawmakers have said they'd rather focus on the state's $1.6 billion budget shortfall.
- Louisiana editorial roundup Updated: Apr-29-15 3:25 pm
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- New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu rules out gubernatorial bid Updated: Apr-27-15 5:23 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu officially ruled out a run for governor in the October election, saying Monday his focus remains on his home city.
- Iowans hear from GOP field on social issues Updated: Apr-26-15 8:10 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - For conservative Christian voters, the 2016 presidential race has almost too many options to take in.
- The Latest on GOP's 2016 hopefuls: Iowans see a bumper crop Updated: Apr-25-15 10:48 pm
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- Budget cut worries stall $115M borrowing plan for LSU Updated: Apr-24-15 4:16 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - LSU stopped nearly $115 million in planned borrowing Friday as investors pulled out of the deal amid concerns over the university's financial instability.
- Religion news in brief Updated: Apr-24-15 7:17 am
Catholics say final farewell to Chicago's Cardinal George
- Jindal says he'd veto budget tied to tax break suspensions Updated: Apr-23-15 6:52 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal said Thursday he won't support a legislative effort to temporarily suspend tax breaks to drum up quick cash to patch together next year's budget.
- Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls Updated: Apr-23-15 11:41 am
NEW YORK - For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs - notably the presidential hopefuls - face a far more complicated landscape.
- Behind the lens of 5 iconic AP photos of the BP oil spill Updated: Apr-20-15 12:56 am
Coverage of the BP oil spill back in 2010 began as a sprint, trying to find out who had been killed and wounded in the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, and how bad the leak might get.
- Exec tells McCrory IBM opposes NC 'religious freedom' bill Updated: Apr-17-15 3:10 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Technology giant IBM's top North Carolina executive has told state lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory that the corporation strongly opposes proposed legislation supporters say protects religious convictions and opponents worry allows discrimination against gays and lesbians.
- Former Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush to deliver Liberty commencement Updated: Apr-15-15 12:44 pm
LYNCHBURG, Virginia - Liberty University says former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be its keynote commencement speaker May 9.
- Rubio confirms for GOP conference in Oklahoma City Updated: Apr-14-15 2:38 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is the latest 2016 presidential candidate to announce plans to attend the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City next month.
- Jindal goes beyond the budget as legislative session opens Updated: Apr-13-15 7:02 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - While state lawmakers focused on finances, Gov. Bobby Jindal used his final opening day speech for a Louisiana legislative session Monday to reprise ideas he's been pushing nationally as he readies a likely presidential campaign.
- Texas Sen. Cruz confirms for GOP conference in Oklahoma City Updated: Apr-10-15 6:33 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is the latest 2016 presidential hopeful to confirm that he'll attend at the upcoming Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City.
- La. Gov. Jindal won't release emails from time in office Updated: Apr-10-15 5:05 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal's office refused Friday to release any of the Republican governor's emails from his two terms, saying the messages are either protected from disclosure under state law or personal in nature.
- Louisiana Gov. Jindal hires New Hampshire operative Updated: Apr-08-15 1:16 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has made his first New Hampshire hire as he prepares for a presidential bid.
- Education leader says Jindal budget guts student testing Updated: Apr-07-15 5:01 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's education superintendent asked lawmakers Tuesday to add money to his budget for standardized testing next year, saying Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal would wreck the state's ability to measure student performance.
- 4th year in row: Louisiana sees more high-school graduates Updated: Apr-06-15 6:34 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The number of high school graduates in Louisiana increased in 2014, the fourth straight year of improving numbers, prompting the state's education superintendent to recommend that lawmakers halt efforts to overhaul a disputed federal testing and school accountability system.