Man indicted in Louisiana killing after 2 Mississippi trials
A man who was tried twice but not convicted in the burning death of a Mississippi woman has now been indicted in the killing of a woman in Louisiana.
Louisiana House seeking to cover more children in Medicaid
House lawmakers unanimously agreed Monday to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program to include more children with developmental disabilities whose parents make too much money to qualify under current eligibility rules.
Louisiana lawmakers carve out exemptions in smoking age bill
A bid to increase Louisiana's legal smoking age from 18 to 21 narrowly escaped the House budget committee, but only after lawmakers added a long list of exemptions to the proposal.
Guilty pleas in caging, beating, abuse of autistic woman
A husband and wife charged with violently abusing a young autistic woman in Louisiana and forcing her to live in an outdoor cage have pleaded guilty to multiple crimes in federal court.
Louisiana sales tax phase-out advances, while gas tax stalls
Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter is requesting the winner of the fall gubernatorial election call a special “infrastructure” session next year.
Trump tells ex-counsel McGahn to defy congressional subpoena
He cites a Justice Department legal opinion that McGahn would have immunity from testifying before Congress about his work as a close Trump adviser.
Feds: DeVos used personal emails for work in ‘limited’ cases
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has sometimes used her personal email accounts for government business and has not always properly saved the messages, according to an internal investigation released Monday.
Louisiana House backs tax data review for Medicaid patients
House lawmakers are again trying to give Louisiana's legislative auditor access to income tax returns to check Medicaid eligibility.
Ethics ruling lets lawmaker seek House job after term limit
Louisiana's ethics board has opened the door for lawmakers to immediately take some other Capitol jobs once their terms end.
Coast Guard collecting oil at site of 14-year-old Gulf leak
The Coast Guard says a newly installed containment system is collecting oil at the site of a 14-year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
Chelsea Manning says she won’t testify to a grand jury
Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning says she'll stay in jail "forever" rather than testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks.
Trump: My plan will favor ‘brilliant’ immigrants
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump's emphasis on merit-based immigration is "condescending" because families have merit, too.