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  • Jindal says he'll suggest 'options' to reduce budget cuts

    January 28, 2015 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says his budget cut proposal for next year will be presented to lawmakers with a list of "options" for lessening some of the slashing. The state faces a $1.6 billion shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year. The Jindal administration is considering state financing cuts... more »
  • Some in La. lost in new health care gap check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 5, 2014 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Louisiana man says he's lost in the gap between government assistance and private insurance, despite claims by the state that he should be covered. Robert Reed says despite visits to numerous hospitals and attempts to get advice or help from several health care providers, he still... more »
  • School panel returns to examine funding options

    August 13, 2013 10:36 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Officials say the Lafayette Parish School System will need millions of dollars over the next few years if schools are to improve. Besides using reserve funds, the only option is for the district to ask for more money from taxpayers, either in the form of higher sales taxes,... more »
  • Letten "weighing options" on future, mum on cases

    January 15, 2013 2:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- At his first public appearance since leaving office, former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says he is still weighing his options for the future. Letten also said he is optimistic that New Orleans officials and the Justice Department will work together to improve the city's troubled police department, despite... more »
  • Citizens weighing options to close budget gap

    December 11, 2012 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state-run property insurer of last resort is considering ways to close its multimillion-dollar budget gap. Both options would lead to increased costs to homeowners covered by traditional insurance companies. Steve Cottrell, chief financial officer for the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., outlined the issue Tuesday. Citizens... more »
  • Charges give Colo. prosecutors sentencing options

    July 30, 2012 5:14 PM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Colorado prosecutors charged the suspect in the Aurora movie theater shooting with multiple counts for each victim to create more options during sentencing, if he's convicted. James Holmes was charged with 24 counts of murder, two each for the 12 people killed, and 116 counts of attempted... more »
  • Tangipahoa schools explore learning options

    June 11, 2012 8:42 AM

    AMITE - The Tangipahoa Parish school officials are exploring ways to expand virtual learning opportunities in grades 6-12, but some board members are concerned about the program's ability to meet the needs of at-risk students. Chief Academic Officer Melissa Stilley says implementing a virtual learning program would allow the district... more »
  • US urges Israel diplomacy with Iran

    March 5, 2012 11:43 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Obama and Israel's Prime Minister are showing some unity today on the issue of Iran's nuclear weapons. President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are meeting at the White House. The President said the US and Israel agaree that diplomacy is the best way... more »
  • Metro Council puts off CATS vote, asks for more options

    January 12, 2011 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Metro Council told Baton Rouge transit leaders they want to hear new ideas to fix the bus system. CATS has two weeks to come up with alternatives to cutting services and raising fares. The department's budget deficit is more than $1 million. A... more »
  • Juban Crossing project coming to Denham Springs

    October 21, 2010 6:21 PM

    New shopping options are on the way for Livingston Parish as the Juban Crossing project gets set to break ground in Denham Springs. The project, which is expected to feature retail shops as well as residential options, will be built near the intersection of Interstate 12 and Juban Road.... more »
  • Rapides schools eye options to avoid layoffs

    April 29, 2010 6:24 AM

    Rapides Parish school officials are shaping a plan to help avoid layoffs. Superintendent Gary Jones said he is fine-tuning details of a plan that aims to save money while sparing employees' jobs. The plan centers on a 10 percent cut from the general fund that will affect at least 30... more »

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