BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's education chief says a court ruling allows state officials to resume development of Common Core test plans that have been in the making for four years.

But moments after state Superintendent of Education John White's comments Wednesday, Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said White's agency runs the risk of using a defective state contract if it proceeds with its exam plans. And she says there could be financial repercussions and other problems in upcoming months.

The Advocate reports White and Nichols commented a day after Common Core backers won a court fight over whether assessments for the new standards will unfold as planned. A judge Tuesday issued an injunction lifting the Jindal administration's suspension of state test contracts that White and others planned to use for spring tests.