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  • 10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery, money laundering and other corruption charges.

  • Money problems could also hurt kissing congressman's re-election bid

    The residual angst from the kissing scandal, which tarnished Vance McAllister's family values brand, might be only one of the serious challenges the Louisiana Republican faces.

  • La. U.S. Senate race: Candidate promises to ‘pop the door off the hinges’ if elected

    HOUMA, La. (Legal Newsline) – If elected, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate is promising to “pop the door off the hinges” of his Washington office. On Tuesday Rob Maness, a retired Air Force colonel, released his “Contract With Louisiana.” The 12-point contract promises an array of...

  • Louisiana to share $154M for job training

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana is among a group of 32 states, Puerto Rico and the Cherokee tribal nation getting a portion of more than $154 million awarded by the federal government for job training laid-off workers in high-demand industries. The U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday...

  • Budget has $134M gap as fiscal year nears its end

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than $134 million in piecemeal funding that Gov. Bobby Jindal and lawmakers used to balance this year's budget has yet to arrive in the state treasury, with the end of the fiscal year only days away. The dollars are largely supposed to come from hospital lease...

  • Baton Rouge approves ride sharing companies

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The East Baton Rouge Metro Council has voted to allow ride sharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar to operate in Baton Rouge. The Advocate reports ( ) taxi cab representatives asked the council Wednesday to reject the vote on the basis that...

  • President Obama is giving America the John Beale style of government

    If there's one takeaway from the John Beale saga, it's that our federal bureaucracy has grown far too powerful, and there's not nearly enough oversight and transparency to keep it in check.

  • La. oyster beds recovering after storms, oil spill

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For the first time in its 100-year-plus history, one of New Orleans' biggest oyster dealers has resorted to importing oysters to subsidize demand for the shellfish delicacy, which in recent years, dealers say, has become hard to harvest in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Al...

  • David Vitter says he'd consider Medicaid expansion

    Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter on Monday left open the possibility of expanding Louisiana's Medicaid program to cover more of the working poor.

  • Months before the midterms, a vulnerable Democrat affirms opposition to late-term abortion ban

    After months of avoiding a number of sensitive campaign issues, including her support for the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., in a recent interview reaffirmed her opposition to bans on abortions performed after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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