LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish school system's employee insurance advisory committee has recommended that the school board scrap a new search for an administrator for its health insurance program this year. Committee recommends the board strengthen its existing administrative plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana. The... more »
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish School Board Finance Committee has unanimously recommended the district declare a financial emergency called an exigency for a second straight year. The Advocate reports that recommendation came Monday after an accounting firm hired by the Louisiana Department of Education said the district... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A new report says Louisiana spends too much on college tuition through the TOPS program for students who can afford college and short-changes those who can't. The report about the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students was released by the left-leaning policy group Louisiana Budget Project.... more »
A state panel is recommending that Louisiana's top education board adopt a new batch of high school Biology textbooks. That's despite complaints that evolution is included in those books.
An advisory council, made up of educators and lawmakers, voted 8 to 4 to recommend the new books. The State... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - House investigators have recommended that three lawmakers be further investigated to determine whether political contributions were improperly linked to votes on a huge financial overhaul bill. The independent House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the member-run House ethics committee pursue potential rules violations by Republicans John... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal panel of about 50 experts is recommending the continued use of chemical dispersants to break up the oil gushing in the Gulf of Mexico, despite its harm to plankton, larvae and fish. Panel member Ron Tjeerdema (juh-DEER'-muh) said Friday they decided the animals harmed... more »