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Jul 23rd

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Landrieu picks up Senate challenger

BATON ROUGE, (AP) — A retired Air Force colonel from Madisonville says he plans to run for the U.S. Senate next year, seeking to oust Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu.

Rob Maness, a Republican who said he works for Entergy Services Inc. and owns a family farm, announced his candidacy Monday.

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House votes to ban smoking close to state buildings

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The House voted 84-11 Wednesday for a proposal that would ban smoking within 25 feet of the entrance to state-owned office buildings.

Rep. Frank Hoffman...

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Budget shapes up, sans Jindal

BATON ROUGE — House lawmakers moved ahead Monday with the outlines of a bipartisan budget compromise while sidelining Gov. Bobby Jindal, who opposes the negotiation frame...

Last Updated ( May 07, 2013 )

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House, Senate agree to delay

BATON ROUGE, (AP) — Both the House and Senate unanimously agreed Monday to delay by one year the start of Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to shift future rank-and-file state wor...

Last Updated ( May 07, 2013 )

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Jindal-backed voucher program grows

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly 8,000 students have been approved for state-funded tuition to private schools of their choice under the statewide voucher program that is going ...

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Senators reject repeal of Science Education Act

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A Louisiana law that allows public school science teachers to use supplemental materials in their classrooms will remain on the books, despite criticis...

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Senate committee backs Medicaid expansion model

BATON ROUGE — A proposal for Louisiana to tap into the federal health overhaul money available for expanding Medicaid narrowly won approval Tuesday from the state Senate'...

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