By Joel Gehrke | 04/07/14 07:08 PM
Rep. Vance McAllister, the freshman House member from Louisiana who won his seat in a special election after receiving the support of "Duck Dynasty" stars Phil and Willie Robertson, "was caught in video surveillance two days before Christmas passionately embracing and kissing one of his...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/07/14 04:05 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder denied that the Justice Department "took a position" on a Louisiana school choice program that administration officials tried to restrict by asking a federal judge to issue a permanent injunction against issuing vouchers to students in some school districts. “I...
By Melinda Deslatte | 04/07/14 11:27 AM
Higher education leaders urged lawmakers Monday to maintain Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan for a new $40 million incentive fund to steer money to high-demand degree and job training programs.
By Byron York | 04/07/14 09:08 AM
Even though a lot of reporting on the Louisiana Senate race has focused on the head-to-head Landrieu-Cassidy matchup, there will be more GOP candidates than just Cassidy on the ballot this November.
By Brian Hughes | 04/07/14 05:53 AM
Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., raised more than $1.2 million in the first quarter of 2014, marking the strongest fundraising haul yet for the conservative frontrunner in the race against vulnerable Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu. The Washington Examiner obtained the fundraising figures in advance of...
04/07/14 05:00 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Celebrity lawyer Robert Barnett speaker at the LSU Law School's graduation ceremonies on May 30. Barnett has represented presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush as well as many other government officials and entertainers. He is a partner in the...
By Rebecca Berg | 04/04/14 11:58 AM
An advertisement attacking GOP mega-donors Charles and David Koch and Rep. Bill Cassidy, a Republican candidate for Senate, is staying on the air in Louisiana despite the threat of legal action from the National Republican Senatorial Committee, after television stations deemed the ad accurate.
By Betsy Woodruff | 03/31/14 01:25 PM
The GOP is prepared to attack the Louisiana Senator for her vote to confirm Suh to a key post in the Department of the Interior.
By Associated Press | 03/29/14 11:50 AM
Madison Parish Hospital could face a financial emergency if the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require reimbursement of $2.5 million in overpayment ties to fraudulent billing by the hospital's former administrator.
03/28/14 07:15 PM
BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — The owners of The Daily News say they have reached an agreement to sell the newspaper and place it under the management of Boone Newspapers Inc. The Daily News reported (http://bit.ly/1pkBzsE) Friday that its current owners, Wick Communications, are working to complete...
By Rebecca Berg | 03/27/14 05:47 PM
The National Republican Senatorial Committee will send a letter to 34 Louisiana network affiliates Thursday requesting that an attack ad produced by the pro-Democratic Senate Majority PAC be pulled from television, and threatening legal action if it isn't. The letter, penned by NRSC general...
By Betsy Woodruff | 03/27/14 05:26 AM
While Republicans amp up their ground game in the Louisiana Senate race, one top Democratic group is notably absent: EMILY's List, a national organization that supports pro-choice Democratic women. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is an interesting lacuna in the organization's roster of...
03/25/14 05:00 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal has appointed a former commissioner of administration to the nine-member board that regulates the state's gambling industry. Jindal named Dennis Stine, of Sulphur, to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board in his most recent round of board and commission...
03/24/14 08:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's agricultural economy had its second straight record year in 2013, bringing the state more than $11.8 billion, according to a report released Monday by the LSU AgCenter. That's 3.5 percent more than in 2012, when the state broke a record set in 2007. Good weather...
03/24/14 11:00 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The Lake Charles Memorial Health System has started construction on several projects, which over the next three years will amount to $55 million in upgrades. Memorial will expand and upgrade its Emergency Room as well as expand its Gastroenterology Center. There will...
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