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  • Jindal signs bath salt ban into Louisiana law

    July 14, 2011 5:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A ban on chemicals sold as bath salts and herbal incense, but snorted like cocaine or smoked like marijuana has been signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal. Jindal outlawed a half-dozen chemicals sold as bath salts or plant food in a January executive order,... more »
  • Lawmakers Trying to Make Governor's Records More Transparent

    June 10, 2011 7:40 PM

    Some lawmakers feel Governor Jindal is hiding too much information from the public. Senator Robert Adley has been pushing for more transparency in the governor's records for years, but hopes this year his bill will finally pass. Adley said, since Governor Jindal took office, he's made too many of... more »
  • Anti-Bullying Bill Rejected in the House

    May 20, 2011 7:01 PM

    Representatives in the house give thumbs down to an anti-bullying bill. The current anti-bullying law prohibits"harassment, intimidation and bullying" in schools. The new additions would go more into detail about "who" is commonly bullied. Forum of Equality Field Director, Collin Miller, said "there are a number of characteristics... more »
  • Law May Require Ultrasound Before Abortion

    May 19, 2010 7:25 PM

    A bill making its way through the legislature would require a woman wanting an abortion to first see an ultrasound photo. The bill sponsored by Senator Sharon Weston Broome of Baton Rouge passed in the senate with only four in opposition. Women looking to get an abortion in... more »
  • La. State Police begin enforcing new left-lane law

    October 23, 2009 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana state troopers have begun enforcing a new law requiring drivers on multi-lane highways to remain in the right lane. The state Highway Safety Commission says state police began enforcing it earlier this month. There are several exceptions to the law. Drivers can use the... more »
  • Career Diploma Continues to Fuel Debate

    September 28, 2009 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three months after the state Legislature authorized a new diploma to trim the high school dropout rate, arguments keep swirling around the issue. The state's top school board voted earlier this month to delay final approval of some of the rules that will govern the... more »

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