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Jindal dismisses rumors of local business tax hike

Governor Jindal put the rumor of possible tax increases to rest. The House of Representatives was considering a secret tax plan that would cost local businesses $500 million over four years at a cost of $1.3 billion.

Breakaway school district takes another step closer to creation

Legislation that could affect tens of thousands of East Baton Rouge families is one step closer to becoming reality. Two proposed amendments that would create the breakaway school district have been approved by senators.

Advisory: Toxic mercury levels found in fish caught in Gulf of Mexico

The Texas Department of State Health Services has issued an advisory warning people not to consume or to limit consumption of certain fish caught in all waters off the Texas coast (including th Gulf of Mexico) due to unsafe levels of mercury.

Louisiana State Senate holds Military Family Day to honor fallen soldiers

Senators honored Louisiana's fallen on Tuesday, May 6. Another nine soldiers were added to the list of Louisiana's military that were killed in action.

Voucher program funding found unconstitutional

The state supreme court ruled the way the state pays for it's voucher program is unconstitutional.

Ohio survival story gives Brusly High teacher glimmer of hope

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were all rescued. The three women who went missing for a decade were found alive in a Cleveland home. The story is one that's brining hope to those in Brusly.

Senate committee pushes two anti-gun control laws forward

Anti-gun control laws continue to pass out of committee without major issues. A Senate Judiciary Committee decided today to allow through two bills strengthening gun owners’ rights.

From NO to Austin: Southwest to offer non-stop flights beginning in November

Beginning in November, Southwest Airlines will offer non-stop flights between New Orleans and Austin, TX.

Biden urges faith leaders to pressure lawmakers on background checks

During a more than two-hour meeting at the White House on Monday, Vice President Joe Biden asked leaders from across the faith community to keep up pressure on lawmakers to support compromise background check legislation even as Congress begins

Jindal on voucher ruling: ‘We will fund it through the budget’

Today the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that the funding for the state’s education voucher program is unconstitutional.