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Families of 12,000 students demand school choice

The Louisiana Department of Education announced that families of nearly 12,000 students across the state are seeking participation in the Louisiana Scholarship Program.

Check state income tax refund status online

Louisiana taxpayers can go online to check the status of their state income tax refunds.

State income tax filing extensions must be submitted electronically

Taxpayers who require more time to file their 2012 Louisiana individual income or Corporation Income and Franchise Tax returns must submit their extension requests electronically. Paper requests are not accepted.

Student of the year regional finalists announced

Each year Louisiana recognizes extraordinary students through the Student of the Year awards program, and today the Louisiana Department of Education released the names of the 18 regional finalists who will compete for the state title.

Juban Crossing may receive state funding

The long-delayed Juban Crossing project could get an injection of state money. State Senator Dale Erdey has filed a bill that would create a special fund in the state budget that would be dedicated to the shopping complex.

BREC Easter holiday operating hours

The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will close the administrative offices, 6201 Florida Blvd., on Fri., March 29 for Good Friday.

Governor Jindal announces plan to reform early childhood education

Governor Bobby Jindal announced his plan to implement early childhood education reforms, which he will pursue during the upcoming legislative session.

Unemployed worry about effects of Gov. Jindal's tax plan

Governor Bobby Jindal's tax plan underwent an upward revision that is raising questions among those struggling with the economy.

Bayou Corne sinkhole grows larger

In Assumption Parish, another huge chunk of land was swallowed up by the sinkhole in Bayou Corne. Now, the area's off limits to response workers until further notice.

Way of the Cross held in downtown Baton Rouge

Hundreds of Christians showed their faith on the streets of downtown Baton Rouge. They met at the Cathedral of St. Joseph for a Way of the Cross ceremony.