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Compressed natural gas buses feature Lafayette University-inspired 'Fueled by Nature' theme

Lafayette Consolidated Government continues to transition its transit fleet to CNG (compressed natural gas).

Changes both drastic and subtle in EBRPSS regional attendance zone plan

The East Baton Rouge Parish Public School System's plan for four regional attendance zones could have a large impact on local public education.

New inspector general expected to save DHH $16 million

The Department of Health and Hospitals is now taking applications for the newly created inspector general job. The new position will serve to root out Medicaid fraud and take a close look at spending in the department.

Another bill signed by Jindal ruled unconstitutional by Baton Rouge judge

A Baton Rouge judge has ruled Governor Bobby Jindal's 401 (k)-style retirement plan for state employees unconstitutional.

Metro Council approves $6 million settlement to buyout homes around sewage plant

A long-awaited settlement has been reached, which will mean relief for some residents in Scotlandville.

EBR school district to hold attendance zone follow-up

The East Baton Rouge Public School System will hold a series of public forums to discuss the input it received on the subject of regional attendance zones.

Temporary fix for Medicaid hospice cuts come as group gathers at Capitol

Officials announced a change today to the budget cut proposed by Governor Jindal that would have taken effect next week.

University Place residents pleased, not totally satisfied, after buyout approved

After 17 years, residents of the University Place subdivision have a deal in place to allow them to move away from the nearby sewer treatment plant.

Jindal, Farmers Rice annoucne $13.4 million investment in Lake Charles

Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Farmers Rice Milling Company Inc. announced a $13.4 million expansion and modernization of the company's rice mill in eastern Calcasieu Parish.

Alligator Bayou Road to close in Ascension Parish for drainage work

Officials with Ascension Parish’s East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 announced today Alligator Bayou Road will be closed at the Frog Bayou Lock on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7:00 a.m. until further notice.