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Louisiana officials try to keep state from credit downgrade

BATON ROUGE — Seeking to stave off a downgrade to Louisiana's credit rating, state officials asked a national rating agency Wednesday to give Louisiana...

Jindal to leave Louisiana’s next governor with budget mess

BATON ROUGE — Year after year, Louisiana didn't have enough money to cover its expenses, yet Gov. Bobby Jindal refused to roll back income...

Monroe’s zoo cited for violating Animal Welfare Act

MONROE — The Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo has been cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for two violations of the Animal Welfare...

Louisiana releases “Child Support Most Wanted” poster

BATON ROUGE— Louisiana's social services department has put out its latest "Most Wanted" poster of 14 parents who owe nearly half a million dollars...

La. roadway deaths drop 29 percent between 2007 and 2013

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission says traffic fatalities dropped by 29 percent between 2007 and 2013. Lt. Col. John LeBlanc, the commission's...

Deficit-closing plan from Gov. Jindal delayed until Feb. 20

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has pushed back to mid-February the release of its proposal to close a $103 million budget deficit. Jindal...

Special BESE meeting sought on Common Core

BATON ROUGE — A member of Louisiana's top school board says she and three other panel members want a special meeting to discuss upcoming...

New $103M midyear deficit because of oil price plummet

BATON ROUGE— Louisiana will have to close a more than $103 million deficit in the remaining five months of the budget year, as the...

Director of LSU’s forensic laboratory to retire

BATON ROUGE — Mary Manhein, the longtime director of LSU's forensic laboratory who has been involved in hundreds of cases to identify human remains,...

State, federal income tax filing begins

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Revenue will begin accepting 2014 state individual income tax returns today along with the Internal Revenue Service. The...

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