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The latest top stories in news about Louisiana.

Lawmakers pushing to ban Kratom

BATON ROUGE — A little-known drug derived from the leaves of a Southeast Asian tree would be added to Louisiana's list of illegal...

Budget work gets derailed Monday at Capitol

BATON ROUGE — Plans to start moving the pieces of a budget-balancing package of tax changes this week got derailed Monday. The Senate Revenue and...

Common Core opponents fall short on La. House test vote

BATON ROUGE — If Common Core opponents want to get the education standards stripped from Louisiana's public schools, it looks as if they have...

Powerball jackpot won in Puerto Rico; La Lotto rolls over

BATON ROUGE — A ticket sold in Puerto Rico claimed the $50 million multi-state Powerball jackpot Saturday, while nobody won the $450,000 Louisiana Lotto...

Privatization deals leave schools stuck with ‘legacy costs’

BATON ROUGE — LSU's medical schools in New Orleans and Shreveport are struggling to pay millions of dollars in insurance, retiree and maintenance costs...

Gov. Jindal vehemently defends religious objections bill

BATON ROUGE— Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday gave a full-throated defense of a divisive religious objections bill that critics say could sanction discrimination against...

Briefs from the Louisiana Legislature’s regular session

BATON ROUGE — Legislative displeasure over diverted roadwork money showed up Wednesday in a transportation department request to spend $2 million from the highway...

Lawmaker says he’ll change religious objections bill

BATON ROUGE — A Louisiana lawmaker said Tuesday that changes are coming to his divisive religious objections bill, a key piece of Gov. Bobby...

Jindal asks for no new taxes as legislative session opens

BATON ROUGE — While state lawmakers focused on finances, Gov. Bobby Jindal used his final opening day speech for a Louisiana legislative session Monday...

Dr. Rick Bateman named BPCC Chancellor

BATON ROUGE – Dr. Douglas “Rick” Bateman was unanimously selected as the chancellor of Bossier Parish Community College Wednesday by the Louisiana Community and...

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