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  • Edwards reaches education compromise after series of failures Play Video

    May 5, 2016 7:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- School reform advocates, business groups and teacher unions all came to compromise Thursday at the state Capitol over teacher evaluations. The Senate Education Committee passed a bill that will slightly reduce the effect of student test scores on a teacher’s performance. Currently high test scores can earn teachers... more »
  • Common Core compromise bill headed to Gov. Bobby Jindal

    June 5, 2015 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The legislative fight over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards is ending quietly. Centerpiece legislation of a compromise deal on the standards received final passage Friday with a 38-0 Senate vote. The bill goes to Gov. Bobby Jindal. It calls for public meetings to review... more »
  • Compromise bill wins support in Common Core debate Play Video

    May 13, 2015 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A compromise bill is winning support from key players in the Common Core education debate Wednesday at the Louisiana Legislature. Rep. Lance Harris dropped his anti-Common Core bill in favor of the compromise legislation from Rep. Brett Geymann, which would create a process to give the... more »
  • White House backs compromise Iran bill in Senate

    April 14, 2015 1:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama would be willing to sign a compromise bill giving Congress a say on the emerging nuclear deal with Iran. Republicans and Democrats on a key Senate panel reached a compromise Tuesday. The compromise shortens the congressional review period and makes other... more »
  • Conference committee approves $17B VA health bill

    July 29, 2014 11:02 AM

    WASHINGTON - House and Senate negotiators have approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. Agreement by the 28-member conference committee was needed to move the bill to the full House and Senate. The bill is intended to help veterans avoid long... more »
  • Governor against BESE testing compromise

    July 10, 2014 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State school board leaders announced a compromise Thursday in the ongoing political fight over Common Core testing in Louisiana, but it was dead on arrival at Governor Bobby Jindal's office. BESE President Chas Roemer said the board sent a letter to Governor Bobby Jindal proposing that... more »
  • Budget stalemate could continue in Gonzales Play Video

    June 23, 2014 9:47 PM

    GONZALES - The city council accepted a second budget proposal Monday evening after Mayor Barney Arceneaux vetoed the original last month. Arceneaux did not support amendments that were made by the council. The mayor warned when submitting another proposal, he will likely veto the budget again if the council... more »
  • Louisana lawmakers revisiting REAL ID compliance

    March 28, 2014 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The leader of the House Transportation Committee is trying to broker a compromise that could put Louisiana driver's licenses in line with a federal identification law. Without it, Louisiana residents could face difficulties trying to board planes in two years. State lawmakers enacted a prohibition against the federal... more »
  • Senators reach deal extending jobless benefits

    March 13, 2014 3:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators says they have reached a compromise extending jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed for five months. If the Senate approves, the deal would break a months-long stalemate over the issue in the chamber between the two parties. Two leaders of the... more »
  • Obama signs student loan deal

    August 9, 2013 1:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to restore lower interest rates on loans for millions of students heading back to college this fall. Friday's Oval Office ceremony caps a frenzy of negotiations that led to a rare bipartisan compromise to lower rates before classes resume.... more »
  • Obama to sign student loan deal

    August 9, 2013 9:53 AM

    WASHINGTON - Students heading back to college this fall will save thousands in interest charges on their loans after they graduate once President Barack Obama signs into law a rare bipartisan compromise. The president is scheduled to sign the deal Friday at the White House, ending a frenzied summer... more »
  • Student loan compromise heads toward final vote

    July 31, 2013 8:14 AM

    WASHINGTON - A deal that gives college students and their parents lower interest rates for loans is heading toward its final vote. The House is expected Wednesday to take up a bipartisan compromise that links student loan interest rates to the financial markets. Immediately, borrowers would see lower... more »
  • Compromise takes shape on student loans

    July 11, 2013 12:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - A deal that would lower interest rates on student loans appears to be taking shape in Congress. Lawmakers and their aides have been in talks about how they might reduce rates on subsidized Stafford loans. The rates doubled to 6.8 percent last week after Congress failed to act.... more »
  • Catholic hospitals accept birth control rule

    July 9, 2013 10:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - A trade group for Catholic hospitals says it can accept the Obama administration's compromise on birth control coverage. The Catholic Health Association says it's pleased with final rules for faith-affiliated nonprofits from the Department of Health and Human Services. The new health care law requires employers to cover... more »
  • Budget deal passes in session's final hours Play Video

    June 6, 2013 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have completed their work for their regular session, agreeing to a $25 billion budget compromise and then heading home an hour early. The budget deal will finance state government operations in the fiscal year that begins July 1. It received final approval with a 38-1 Senate... more »
  • House backs $25 billion budget compromise

    May 10, 2013 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After days of closed-door negotiations, the Louisiana House has backed a nearly $25 billion budget that deeply diverges from spending plans recommended by Gov. Bobby Jindal. Lawmakers objected to Jindal's proposal to use $500 million in uncertain financing from property sales, legal settlements, fund sweeps and other... more »
  • Reworked budget compromise taking shape in House

    May 9, 2013 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House is considering substantial tweaks to an alternative proposal to Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget for next year. A bipartisan group of lawmakers is working to strip out $500 million in uncertain funding proposed by Jindal. In its place, lawmakers are proposing changes to tax break... more »
  • Republicans clash over House budget compromise

    May 7, 2013 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is making a strong bid to kill a bipartisan budget compromise that contains $329 million in cuts to tax break programs that largely benefit businesses. Jindal assembled a group of industry lobbyists Tuesday to criticize the budget proposal, which was devised by conservative House... more »
  • Budget compromise taking shape, without Jindal

    May 6, 2013 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal blasted bipartisan House budget negotiations today as a secretive, back-door attempt to raise taxes on Louisiana businesses and residents. The governor's criticism Monday came as lawmakers in the House moved ahead with the building blocks of a budget compromise that Jindal opposes because it... more »
  • Hackers compromise AP Twitter account

    April 23, 2013 12:42 PM

    LONDON - Hackers have compromised the main Twitter account of The Associated Press, sending out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House. The tweet, which said that there had been two explosions at the White House and President Barack Obama was injured, came after hackers made repeated... more »

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