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  • White calls Common Core lawsuit a stalling tactic

    July 21, 2014 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of state lawmakers filed a lawsuit Monday in an effort to stop the adoption of the Common Core education standards in Louisiana public schools. The lawsuit, filed on Monday afternoon by Rep. Brett Geymann and 16 other lawmakers, contends that the state education board... more »
  • Baton Rouge unity group opposes school board reductions Play Video

    July 16, 2014 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Leaders are at odds over reducing the number school board members to increase productivity. Wednesday, The One Community One School District announced its opposition to the proposed measure. The group believes reducing members could cut black board members out of the equation and create discrimination. ... more »
  • Jindal announces plans to end La. Common Core

    June 18, 2014 10:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal said today he's taken several actions designed to remove Common Core educational standards from the state and its associated PARCC assessment test. "It's no secret that I'm opposed to the Common Core," Jindal said as he got to the podium. "We need Louisiana... more »
  • For White House, little joy in Cantor's defeat

    June 12, 2014 2:13 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - For years, the White House saw House Majority Leader Eric Cantor as a chief driver of Republicans' staunch opposition to nearly all of President Barack Obama's agenda. Now, Cantor's stunning primary loss seems likely to make politics even more difficult for Obama. Rather than opening a pathway... more »
  • Lawmakers move part of breakaway school district forward

    May 30, 2013 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana House of Representatives approved one of the proposed laws needed to establish a breakaway school district in the southeast part of East Baton Rouge Parish. A similar measure failed to pass the House last year. Next, a second proposed law will have to be... more »
  • Group rallies in opposition to allowing gay Scouts

    May 17, 2013 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Opponents of allowing openly-gay members of the Boy Scouts gathered today in Baton Rouge to voice their concerns. About 15 members of the group "On My Honor" held signs and Scouting uniforms at the Pennington Boy Scouts building on Brookline Drive. It was one of 40... more »
  • Senate committee backs Medicaid expansion model

    April 30, 2013 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal for Louisiana to tap into the federal health overhaul money available for expanding Medicaid has won approval from the state Senate's health committee, despite opposition from Gov. Bobby Jindal. The committee voted 4-3 Tuesday to send a modified Medicaid expansion bill to the full Senate... more »
  • Obama: Hagel 'leader our troops deserve'

    January 7, 2013 5:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says Chuck Hagel, his choice as the new secretary of defense, is "the leader that our troops deserve." Obama formally announced his choice of Hagel in the White House East Room on Monday even as critics questioned the pick over issues including Hagel's views on... more »
  • US declaring Syrian rebel group as terrorist body

    December 10, 2012 12:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is declaring a Syrian rebel group with alleged ties to al-Qaida as a terrorist organization. It's an effort to blunt the influence of extremists as the U.S. steps up cooperation with the Syrian opposition. The State Department's action blocks Jabhat al-Nusra's assets in the U.S.... more »
  • BREC's tax millage plan may have opposition

    June 25, 2012 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish Recreation and Park Commission leaders say rolling a tax millage forward will help the office meet the public's needs. The millage covering BREC's operations would roll back by .4 mills this year, unless two-thirds of commissioners vote to roll it forward. They're scheduled... more »
  • Parents opposed to SEBR breakaway district band together

    May 15, 2012 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The voices against a breakaway school district in Baton Rouge are getting louder. People opposed say there's a lack of information about the move. Now they're trying to push-back against the breakaway before it's too late. The group One Community, One School District is calling on... more »
  • Opposition to loop still strong Play Video

    December 5, 2011 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There is still strong opposition to the Baton Rouge loop, despite attempts to keep the project alive. Baton Rouge Mayor President Kip Holden has fought for the project. Other leaders in surrounding areas say it is not a good move. A series of public forums continue... more »
  • Jindal prison sale idea on hold, pending forecast

    April 26, 2011 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Facing significant opposition from lawmakers, Gov. Bobby Jindal says he won't push the sale of three state prisons until economists offer the latest revenue forecasts. If those income forecasts give lawmakers enough money to cover what the prison sales would generate, Jindal says he won't oppose... more »
  • Tea Party could back bond issue in BR

    September 10, 2010 10:07 PM

    Some opposition fades against the mayor’s tax plan to improve Baton Rouge. One group that almost single-handedly torpedoed the tax plan last November won’t stand in the way. Now that the “Alive” project is out, News 2’s Kristy Davis got answers on if that will get more votes. more »
  • EPA drops lawsuit opposition against Baton Rouge

    April 3, 2010 2:58 PM

    The U.S. Enviromental Protection Agency has decided to drop opposition to a lawsuit against Baton Rouge. The Louisiana Enviromental Action Network, or LEAN, filed the suit. The lawsuit states parish water treatment plants violate the clean water act. The suit could result in millions of dollars in... more »
  • Update: Baton Rouge Tea Party opposes Mayor's tax plan

    September 29, 2009 1:20 PM

    Update with meeting locations: The location for tomorrow's tea party meeting is the Kristenwood Reception Center near Central. The meeting will be held at 6:30. The address is 14025 Greenwell Springs Rd. Meanwhile, a pro-bond issue group is holding a public meeting tonight to talk about why you should... more »

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