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  • Senate approves public school switch bill

    April 16, 2014 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at poor-performing public schools could have the possibility of switching to higher-performing schools, under a bill that received the unanimous support Wednesday of the Senate. Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, said he proposed Senate Bill 61 to offer choice to public school students, like the state has... more »
  • Port Allen state senator switches parties to GOP

    July 16, 2013 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Republican Party has a new member in the Louisiana State Senate: Rick Ward, a first term lawmaker from Port Allen. Ward's defection from the Democratic Party was announced Tuesday by the state Republican Party. The secretary of state's office confirmed Ward filed party change paperwork in... more »
  • Appropriations chairman switches to the GOP

    July 11, 2013 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The chairman of the House budget-writing committee has become a Republican. Rep. Jim Fannin, of Jonesboro, says he switched to the GOP on Wednesday because he believes the Democratic Party no longer represents his political views or his constituents' views on issues like marriage, gun rights and... more »
  • Senator draws attention with party switch video

    July 2, 2013 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - By jumping to the GOP, Opelousas Sen. Elbert Guillory made history, becoming Louisiana's first black Republican state senator since Reconstruction. With a four-minute video explaining why he left the Democratic Party, Guillory's become a darling of national conservatives. The YouTube video had attracted nearly 700,000 viewers by... more »
  • Opelousas senator switches to Republican Party

    May 31, 2013 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Opelousas Sen. Elbert Guillory has jumped to the Republican Party, becoming Louisiana's only black state senator in the GOP. Guillory announced Friday that he's leaving the Democratic Party. A spokeswoman for the Secretary of State's Office said Guillory filed paperwork on Wednesday registering as a Republican. The... more »
  • Tulane, ECU to join Big East in 2014

    November 27, 2012 11:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Tulane University is joining the Big East as a full member in 2014 and East Carolina will be joining as a football-only member. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because neither... more »
  • Another La. lawmaker switches parties

    March 17, 2011 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Another Louisiana lawmaker has switched to the Republican party. The state Republican Delegation announced Sen. Jody Amedee of Gonzales switched parties today. "Jody is the third Democrat to switch parties in the last five months in the State Senate. We do not believe he will... more »
  • LSU switching to private campus mail vendor

    January 29, 2011 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State University is switching from the U.S. Postal Service to a private vendor for on-campus mail services in a move that could increase student costs, university officials say. The plan also will shut down the school's copy and mail center. LSU opened the two bids... more »
  • GOP takes control of La. house with Hines switch

    November 12, 2010 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republicans will have the majority in Louisiana's House of Representatives for the first time since Reconstruction, with the party switch of a New Orleans lawmaker. Democratic Rep. Walker Hines announced Friday he is switching to the GOP. Hines' move gives Republicans 51, with Democrats having... more »
  • Teachers union "outraged" over funding switch

    November 11, 2010 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The president of Louisiana’s teachers union said the organization is “outraged” over the redirection of $147 million to shore up higher education cuts. “School districts around the state have based their budgets on the promise of this funding,” said President Steve Monaghan of the Louisiana Federation of... more »
  • Lt. Gov. switches from Democratic to Republican party

    October 26, 2010 6:02 PM

    Lt. Governor Scott Angelle announced Tuesday that he and his wife have switched parties from Democratic to Republican. Angelle said he switched because of the energy policies of the national Democratic Party. He announced his decision at The Republican Leadership Summit. Angelle told the Summit the energy industry is important... more »

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