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Jindal Signs Bill Allowing Cooks To Sell Baked Goods With Little Regulation

Governor Jindal has signed into law HB775, the bill essentially allowing Louisiana cooks the right to sell baked goods, candies, syrups, etc. with little regulation.

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New Louisiana Law Penalizes Texting and Driving in School Zones

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Drivers who use handheld cell phones in some school zones soon could face fines.

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Gov. Jindal Signs Bill to Kill Levee Board Oil Lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill aimed at killing a Louisiana levee board's lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies, despite warnings from legal experts that it could also affect state and local government litigation over the 2010 BP oil spill.

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Washington DC-Based Political Magazine Rips Louisiana’s Legacy of Corruption

A story featured in Governing Magazine that connects public corruption convictions with budget spending claims that States with higher levels of corruption, like Louisiana, tend to spend more money on construction, highways and police protection rather than health, education and welfare.

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This Weekend is “Free Fishing Weekend”

Want to go fishing but you don't have a fishing license? No problem. This Saturday and Sunday are Louisiana's free fishing weekend

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David Vitter to Oppose Obama’s Nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter today spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to President Obama’s nomination of Silvia Burwell to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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10 Percent Chance Of Tropical Formation In Gulf

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According to the National Hurricane Center, a trough of low pressure over the Bay of Campeche is producing a large area of cloudiness and disorganized showers over much of the southern Gulf.

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Louisiana Tech University Is Going Tobacco-Free

Beginning August 1, 2014, Louisiana Tech's campuses, instructional sites and facilities will become tobacco-free, falling in line with other area colleges and universities.

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Office of Motor Vehicles Now Accepting Multiple Forms of Payment

Something new at the OMV. Motor Vehicle Offices across the state have installed devices that allow citizens to pay their fees with debit cards, credit cards, and e-checks.

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Louisiana’s Film & TV Show Production Schedule Is Sizzling This Summer

The Louisiana Film Commission has a lot cooking this summer including productions of  "Jurassic Park 4," "NCIS New Orleans," Don't Mess With Texas" (co-starring New Orleans native Reese Witherspoon) and Nicolas Cage's latest project "The Runner."

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