LSU calls the $34 million slashed from its public hospitals for the uninsured a consequence of Gov. Bobby Jindal's midyear budget cuts. Jindal administration leaders call the deep reductions the result of shoddy management and overspending by LSU. The chemical detox unit and psychiatric beds in New Orleans, pediatric care... more »
The VA Super Clinic is getting closer to becoming reality in Lafayette, partly because of the help of Acadiana's politicians.
Lafayette's Veterans Coalition had both good and bad news to share with its members at Thursday night's meeting at the Clifton Chenier Center. The good: Negotiations are underway on... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Thursday imposed new rules to make offshore drilling safer, but said it was not yet ready to lift a temporary ban on deepwater drilling. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called offshore drilling inherently risky and said, "We will only lift the moratorium when I,... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - Food and Drug Administration investigators have found rodents, seeping manure and even maggots at the Iowa egg farms believed to be responsible for as many as 1,500 cases of salmonella poisoning. FDA officials released their initial observations of the ongoing investigations at Wright County Egg and Hillandale... more »
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Interior Department's inspector general is conducting an investigation into how the Obama administration came up with its recommendation for a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf.
Acting Inspector General Mary Kendall sent a letter to two of the seven congressmen who requested the... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will issue a new revised moratorium on offshore drilling Monday, two administration officials told The Associated Press. Both officials requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly ahead of the official announcement. Last week, a federal appeals court rejected the government's effort... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - Last week, it was oil executives who faced the wrath of lawmakers eager to find blame for the massive oil spill spreading in the Gulf of Mexico. On Tuesday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and other federal officials will come under questioning for what the government did -... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Interested in buying a car or truck - or how about a tractor or bus?
The state is selling 280 vehicles at a surplus sale this weekend, as Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration works to cut the state-owned fleet.
The state holds a monthly... more »