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Convicted politician attempts to return to office

Nicholas Morea

November 6, 2015

Filed under State

Former Legislator Derrick Shepherd has asked a Baton Rouge judge multiple times to be allowed to run for office following his money laundering conviction in 2008. Shepherd and his attorney are requesting an injunction which is...

The race for Governor of Louisiana

Nicholas Morea

October 23, 2015

Filed under Politics, State, Worldview

The race toward who will be Louisiana's next governor starts on Oct. 24. Governor Bobby Jindal will be unable to run so the republican party has two candidates in Scott Angelle and David Vitter. The democratic nominee is John Be...

Bread or Stones?

Bread or Stones?

September 4, 2015

LSU considers filing academic bankruptcy

May 1, 2015

Filed under News, State, Worldview

Public colleges in Louisiana faced with cuts from the state may have the option to raise tuition and fee rates thanks to lawmaker’s proposals. The house and senate education committees approved bills that would allow college...

Public high school graduation rates rise

May 1, 2015

Filed under News, State, Worldview

High school graduation rates are on a steady increase in Louisiana. Since the 2006-07 school year, graduation rates have been increasing in public high schools throughout Louisiana, going up 8 percent. In 2014, about three-fourths...

Senate supports ban on tweeting

The Maroon

April 17, 2013

Filed under News, State

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state senators want drivers to stop tweeting and posting to Facebook and put their hands on the wheel. The Senate voted 25-9 Wednesday for a proposal to ban social media posts while driving. The b...

Ordinance against sagged pants proposed

The Maroon

April 4, 2013

Filed under News, State

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne residents can comment April 10 before the Parish Council takes a final vote on a proposal to impose fines for anyone caught wearing pants that sag below the waist in public. The Courier reported t...

Support for health services cut

MELINDA DESLATTE

January 30, 2013

Filed under News, State

As part of Gov. Bobby Jindal's rebalancing of the budget to close a midyear deficit, cuts to health care services begin this week for at-risk children, HIV patient and low-come moms. Slated for elimination are programs that pro...

Gun rights change at state level

Leslie Gamboni

January 16, 2013

Filed under News, Politics, State

As a result of voters' support, Amendment Two has been passed in Louisiana resulting in extended protections on gun rights.  The passing of Amendment Two protects gun rights by requiring "strict scrutiny" on any restriction relat...

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