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  • House to debate GOP bill to fix No Child Left Behind

    February 25, 2015 2:44 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - No Child Left Behind is a widely criticized law, but a GOP bill the House is considering to fix it isn't winning popularity contests among Democrats. House Republicans say the measure, which will be debated Wednesday, would restore local control in schools and stop top-down education mandates.... more »
  • Pressure on House GOP for Homeland Security bill

    February 25, 2015 2:30 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The pressure is on House Republicans days ahead of a looming partial Homeland Security Department shutdown. Senate GOP leaders have agreed to Democratic demands and announced legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department without contentious immigration provisions opposed by Democrats and President Barack Obama. Now all eyes... more »
  • Scandals old and new mark House races

    November 4, 2014 3:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Four of the six U.S. House races on Louisiana's ballot are dreary matters by the state's colorful standards, with incumbents in line for easy re-election. But the 6th District race features 87-year-old former Gov. Edwin Edwards, who hopes to overcome memories of his corruption conviction in Tuesday's... more »
  • House backs big budget compromise check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 10, 2013 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House voted overwhelmingly in favor of a $25 billion budget today which sways from spending plans recommended by Gov. Bobby Jindal. The House stripped $500 million from Jindal's plan which was either one-time money, or not guaranteed. They instead opted for cuts to state... more »
  • Special election set in House District 79

    December 18, 2012 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State House Speaker Chuck Kleckley has set a March 2 special election to fill the expected vacancy in the House District 79 seat held by state Rep. Anthony Ligi. An April 6 runoff will be held, if necessary. The Advocate reports qualifying for the election will run... more »
  • Boustany/Landry battle headed to December runoff

    November 6, 2012 11:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The hard-fought struggle between Republican U.S. Reps. Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry will continue for another month. Boustany and Landry will face off in a Dec. 8 runoff, after no candidate for the 3rd District seat got more than 50 percent of the vote Tuesday night. Boustany... more »
  • La. House gets DOJ clearance on its remap

    June 20, 2011 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The redesign of the Louisiana House's 105 seats has received clearance from the U.S. Justice Department. House Speaker Jim Tucker made the announcement Monday on the House floor, to cheers. A DOJ letter confirms that the department "does not interpose any objection." Federal approval came... more »
  • House debates configuration of its 105 districts

    March 28, 2011 10:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A reshaping of the Louisiana House's 105 districts to match the latest census data is up for debate on the House floor. A handful of representatives dissatisfied with plans to merge their districts are proposing changes to the map during Monday's debate, as the special redistricting... more »
  • Gulf seafood reps to visit DC

    February 5, 2011 9:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Representatives of Louisiana seafood will be in Washington, D.C. next week to meet with the state's delegation to discuss the industries recovery from the BP oil spill. In years past, the annual visit focused on Louisiana oysters, but given the impact of last year's oil spill, Louisiana's... more »
  • Les Miles confirms he will meet with Michigan

    January 10, 2011 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU head coach Les Miles has confirmed he will be meeting with Michigan representatives about the head coaching job there. Miles made a short statement after Tigers cornerback Patrick Peterson's announcement he will be going into the 2011 NFL draft. Miles said that "distant conversations"... more »
  • La. seafood leaders plan meeting with Obama

    August 9, 2010 5:44 AM

    Seafood industry representatives are in Washington to help boost Gulf seafood confidence. Today the seafood representatives have an appearance planned with President Barack Obama and members of the New Orleans Saints. One member of the delegation is making plans to create a 30-foot-long po' boy for officials in Washington. The... more »

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