BATON ROUGE - The Democratic leader in the Louisiana House says he's running for governor in 2015. Rep. John Bel Edwards of Amite becomes the first Democrat to say he'll be a candidate in the race. He announced his plans Wednesday on a Baton Rouge-based radio show hosted by Jim... more »
KENNER - A fight over funding for the state's new voucher program caused a heated debate over an Islamic school.
The Louisiana House approved a funding plan for public schools on the last day of session. Before the approval, state Representative John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, spoke about the Islamic... more »
BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Legislature passed a funding plan for public schools on the last day of session, but not before debate which included a discussion about what types of schools could benefit from Governor Bobby Jindal's voucher plan.
The plan makes vouchers or scholarships available to some students... more »