More Louisiana Articles

  • Eric Holder denies opposing Louisiana school voucher program in spite of Justice Department lawsuit

    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...

  • Louisiana college leaders push for $40 million incentive fund

    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.

  • Can a Louisiana Tea Partier beat the GOP establishment choice?

    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.

  • Louisiana Senate candidate Bill Cassidy raises $1.2 million in first quarter

    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...

  • Washington lawyer to address LSU law graduates

    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...

  • NRSC ad challenge falls flat in Louisiana

    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.

  • Republicans hope to capitalize on Mary Landrieu's Rhea Suh vote

    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.

  • Louisiana hospital faces financial crisis

    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.

  • Deal reached for sale of Bogalusa, La. newspaper

    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...

  • NRSC demands Louisiana stations pull ad trying to link Bill Cassidy to Koch brothers

    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...

  • EMILY's List mum on Mary Landrieu

    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...

  • Jindal appoints new member of state gambling board

    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...

  • La ag economy has second record year in a row

    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...

  • Lake Charles hospital working on $55M in upgrades

    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...

  • High court to New Orleans: pay $17M for NOFD pensions

    The city of New Orleans must pay $17.5 million for its share of the fire department's retirement fund for 2010 through 2012, The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled.



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