Louisiana Economist: Trump Tax Changes Driving $500M Surplus
The Legislature's chief economist says Louisiana's $500 million budget surplus stems mainly from federal tax changes, not a booming economy.
Louisiana: Protect Yourself Even Though West Nile Cases Down
West Nile virus cases in Louisiana are way down from a year ago but the state epidemiologist says people statewide still need to protect themselves against mosquitoes.
Appeals court: New Orleans judges have conflict on fines
Criminal court judges in New Orleans have a conflict of interest when they are faced with deciding whether some defendants are able to pay fines and fees that partially fund their court's expenses, a federal appeals panel has ruled.
Reason Foundation Gives Louisiana Middle Of The Road Highway Ranking
The middle of the road ranking results from near bottom rankings in overall road and bridge quality, but high rankings for low state road spending per mile.
Trump Sues House Panel, NY To Protect State Tax Returns
Opening up another legal front against the Democrats investigating him, President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued the House Ways and Means Committee and New York state officials to prevent his state tax returns from being turned over to the congressional committee.
The Latest: Judge: Tough questions for ‘Obamacare’ backers
The Latest on an appeals court hearing on former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul
Keystone XL pipeline opponents pursue new legal challenge
Attorneys for the Northern Plains Resource Council, Sierra Club and other groups filed the latest lawsuit against the $8 billion tar sands pipeline in Montana,
First lady’s spokeswoman to be White House press secretary
Melania Trump announced Tuesday that Stephanie Grisham, her longtime spokeswoman and confidante, will succeed Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary.
Audit: LSU deal had conflicts of interest, legal problems
Louisiana State University so poorly handled the licensing of a medical software program that it created conflict of interest problems, may have violated the state constitution and could have lost available royalty money, according to a legislative audit.
Hundreds protest Louisiana’s passage of ‘heartbeat’ bill
Hundreds of demonstrators filed into the Louisiana State Capitol a day after lawmakers passed a strict new abortion ban that Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law.