BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Top Louisiana State Police officials and the speaker of Louisiana's House are visiting the Mexican border this week for a security briefing and tour by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The trip starting Monday will be the second Col. Mike Edmonson has made to... more »
BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's state-run TV reports that gunmen have assassinated the brother of the parliament speaker. The report on Tuesday said Mohammed Osama Laham was killed in the Damascus neighborhood of Midan. It did not say when it happened, but a Syrian official said Laham was killed Monday night.... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Thibodaux lawmaker seeking a November special legislative session to challenge Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget-cutting moves is encountering opposition from the governor's allies who lead the House and the Senate. Rep. Jerome "Dee" Richard, an independent, has only a few weeks to gather the support... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is traveling to Colorado to mingle with other prominent Republican governors who are among those mentioned as potential running mates for Mitt Romney. Jindal is scheduled Wednesday evening to be part of a speaker series with GOP governors hosted by The Aspen... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New York Newsday columnist will be the featured speaker when a New Orleans government watchdog group holds its annual luncheon. Ellis Hennican will speak on Nov. 29 at the Bureau of Governmental Research luncheon. In addition to writing a Newsday column, Hennican is a political... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - House Speaker Jim Tucker said Wednesday that the governor's push to consolidate Louisiana's five college management boards into one won't escape the legislative session, facing strong opposition from higher education leaders and questions about whether the reorganization would save money. One piece of the consolidation... more »
A nationally acclaimed speaker visited North Vermilion High today.
Senior at North Vermilion, Stephanie Picard, said "I saw a lot of tears in the audience so I know he touched a lot of kids."
Picard was one of hundreds listening to Mark Brown, a motivational speaker, who shares... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The speaker of the state House is refusing to cut the state's income projections, despite economists' expectations the state will end the year with a budget defict. The refusal by House Speaker Jim Tucker to allow the Revenue Estimating Conference to revise its estimates Friday... more »
Speaker Jim Tucker announced a number of changes in committee memberships today saying, "These changes are due to several factors including the untimely death of Avon Honey, the election of Karen Carter Peterson to the state Senate, and the election of Joel Robideaux to the position of speaker pro tempore."... more »