- Jindal agrees to medical marijuana, lessened pot penalties Updated: Jun-29-15 6:32 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's penalties for having small amounts of marijuana have been lowered.
- Democrat running for governor won't support education leader Updated: Jun-29-15 6:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's schools superintendent may want to stick around for another term, but at least one candidate running for governor has no interest in keeping him.
- Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling Updated: Jun-29-15 1:02 am
NEW YORK - Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire, serve and set policy according to their religious beliefs, notably that gay relationships are morally wrong.
- GOP WH hopefuls deride gay marriage ruling Updated: Jun-28-15 12:04 am
DENVER - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told conservatives Saturday that the Supreme Court tried to "unwrite the laws of nature and the laws of nature's God" when it legalized gay marriage across the nation.
- Gay couples wed on historic day as conservatives resist Updated: Jun-26-15 8:19 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Benjamin Moore and Tadd Roberts wore matching tuxedos to the county clerk's office in Louisville to get married Friday, and the mayor greeted them with a bottle of champagne.
- Historic gay marriage ruling stirs emotion across US Updated: Jun-26-15 8:11 pm
Some snapshots of Americans reacting to Friday's Supreme Court ruling declaring that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states.
- Supreme Court ruling upholds subsidies for 138,000 in La. Updated: Jun-25-15 12:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Nearly 138,000 people in Louisiana will continue to receive federal subsidies that help pay for their health insurance.
- Jindal agrees to legislative review of consulting contracts Updated: Jun-23-15 4:10 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers will have approval authority over consulting contracts signed across state agencies, in response to complaints about wasteful spending.
- Governors' trade missions have uneven record of success Updated: Jun-22-15 5:08 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Governors across the country have been packing their bags for all-expenses-paid trade missions abroad, spending taxpayer dollars on costly trips that have an uneven track record of yielding any tangible benefits for their states.
- Religion and politics: GOP hopefuls' new insight on faith Updated: Jun-20-15 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential contenders railed against abortion rights on Saturday as they courted religious conservatives, promising Christian values would guide their personal decisions and public policies should they win the presidency.
- Jindal signs budget and financing measures to pay for it Updated: Jun-19-15 5:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal signed next year's $24.5 billion budget Friday, along with the package of tax changes to balance the spending plan without steep reductions to public health care and colleges.
- Louisiana education chief John White gets strong job review Updated: Jun-18-15 4:12 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable review from Louisiana's top school board.
- Governor candidates: More work needed on state budget, taxes Updated: Jun-17-15 1:15 pm
WESTWEGO, Louisiana - Three of the major candidates running to be Louisiana's next governor said Wednesday that while lawmakers patched together next year's budget, they didn't make the structural fixes needed to stop repeated shortfalls in the future.
- Lawmakers' push to take control of construction budget fails Updated: Jun-16-15 3:51 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Talk of change for the way Louisiana spends its construction budgeting money fizzled in the final days of the legislative session.
- Lawmakers agree to veto-proof budget, tax deal on final day Updated: Jun-11-15 9:27 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - In a chaotic flurry of last-minute votes, Louisiana lawmakers completed their work Thursday with a deal on next year's $24 billion budget that will keep public colleges and health services from deep cuts - and that meets Gov. Bobby Jindal's criteria to escape a veto.
- Briefs from the Louisiana Legislature's regular session Updated: Jun-10-15 4:08 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's littering fines will double under a bill headed to the governor's desk.
- State senator seeks to rename Jindal-backed tax credit DUMB Updated: Jun-05-15 9:40 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Ville Platte state senator had enough of a bill aimed at protecting Gov. Bobby Jindal's no-tax record. Sen. Eric LaFleur proposed Friday to rename the legislation, to reflect how he felt about it: DUMB.
- Louisiana editorial roundup Updated: Jun-03-15 11:53 am
Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers:
- Donation little hindrance to Stephanopoulos interviews Updated: Jun-02-15 4:32 pm
NEW YORK - Newly declared Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham's interview with George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" Tuesday is the latest sign that the ABC anchor's donations to the Clinton Foundation seem not to have impeded his coverage of the upcoming presidential elections.
- High stakes for Bush, Rubio in Florida presidential primary Updated: Jun-02-15 3:57 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Some of the leading Republican presidential prospects faced off at an event Tuesday in battleground Florida, a state that could prove pivotal to the Florida heavyweights seeking the nomination, not to mention any rival who manages to win here instead.
- THE LATEST: GOP presidential candidates gather in Florida Updated: Jun-02-15 9:26 am
ORLANDO, Florida - The latest from an "economic summit" hosted by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, where several of the leading Republican candidates, and expected candidates, for president are speaking Tuesday:
- GOP presidential candidates in Florida for economic summit Updated: Jun-02-15 3:05 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Six Republican presidential candidates or potential candidates will speak at an economic summit organized by Florida Gov. Rick Scott.
- Louisiana school voucher program before US appeals court Updated: Jun-01-15 5:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS - An appeals court judge had some strong questions Monday for a federal lawyer about reports that Louisiana must present about its school voucher program to the U.S. government.