More Louisiana Articles

  • One-fifth to one-third of respondents to New York Times/Kaiser polls say they didn't vote in 2012

    On the Weekly Standard blog, Bill Kristol quite rightly notes that the New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation polls in the Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina Senate races are suspect, because in all four states the retrospective question about voting in 2012 shows Barack Obama...

  • Mary Landrieu shot Senate committee re-enactment in Louisiana statehouse

    When Sen. Mary Landrieu needed to re-enact a congressional hearing for a recent television ad, her campaign turned to a capital closer to home. To comply with Senate rules, which prohibit the use of government video for campaign purposes, Landrieu recreated the scene with the close-enough...

  • Baton Rouge home sales drop in March

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Home sales in metro Baton Rouge dropped 14.6 percent in March for the first time in 18 consecutive months of year-to-year increases. In figures released Monday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, there were 647 home sales that closed in March in the...

  • Baton Rouge building permits up in first quarter

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Several major commercial building projects and an increase in homebuilding activity lifted the value of building permits issued in East Baton Rouge Parish by 16.4 percent for the first quarter over 2013. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/PmBuHL ) the value of...

  • Survey: Louisianans with jobs top 2 million

    More than 2 million Louisianans say they have a job, an all-time high. That number hit a new peak for the sixth month in a row in March, as the state's unemployment rate held steady from February at 4.5 percent. That tied for the seventh-lowest rate in the nation. "Because of all we have done...

  • Bobby Jindal to deliver commencement at Liberty

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Another early Republican presidential prospect is heading to Liberty University. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will deliver the keynote commencement address May 10 at the Virginia university founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. The Lynchburg school announced his...

  • East Baton Rouge spending up 6 percent in Feb.

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish increased by 6.2 percent in February compared with a year ago. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/P4PW72 ) sales tax collection figures released by the city-parish Finance Department on Tuesday show businesses...

  • BancorpSouth buying Louisiana-based insurance firm

    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — BancorpSouth Insurance Services Inc., a subsidiary of BancorpSouth Bank, has agreed to acquire the assets of Lafayette, La.-based Knox Insurance Group LLC. Financial terms of the pending transaction were not disclosed. BancorpSouth officials say in a news release with...

  • USDA lending $8.5M to 2 Louisiana businesses

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its rural development program is lending $7.1 million to a New Orleans sausage maker and $1.3 million to a Bunkie senior care company. Lillian Salerno, administrator of the USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Services, is scheduled to...

  • Baton Rouge officials object to landfill approval

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Baton Rouge official wants to consider suing to block an industrial waste landfill in north Baton Rouge. City-parish Councilman Trae Welch told The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1ngQJOr) that the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality should appear before the...

  • Pipeline owner seeks OK for pipeline abandonment

    Federal regulators have denied a request from American Midstream Partners to speed up consideration of its proposed abandonment of the Midla natural gas pipeline in Louisiana and Mississippi.

  • Disappointment, forgiveness mix in Louisiana congressman scandal

    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.

  • 4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — A government researcher who hopes to track the long-term health effects of the 2010 BP oil spill says there are early indications that cleanup workers were 30 percent more likely to suffer from depression than others living in areas affected by the spill. Dr. Dale...

  • 'Kissing congressman' Vance McAllister rebuffs calls for his resignation

    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.

  • Baton Rouge residential sales growing

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The 2014 outlook for the Baton Rouge real estate market is largely positive, thanks to the thousands of new jobs that are projected to come to the area and an improving national economy. Tom Cook, an appraiser with Cook, Moore & Associates, tells The Advocate...



From the Weekly Standard

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