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Posted Nov 25, 2015 at 8:00 AM

The visit marked Edwards' first public event address as governor-elect. The former state representative had received the LFT's gubernatorial endorsement earlier this year.

Updated Nov 22, 2015 at 7:18 AM

BATON ROUGE (AP)- Republican Billy Nungesser will take over as Louisiana's lieutenant governor in January, after defeating Democrat Kip Holden.

Updated Nov 22, 2015 at 7:10 AM

Democrat John Bel Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide victory since 2008.

Updated Nov 21, 2015 at 3:57 PM

Louisiana's labor market slipped in October, as the unemployment rate rose and payroll employment fell.

Updated Nov 18, 2015 at 5:12 PM

After ending his run for the Republican presidential nomination, Gov. Bobby Jindal was back in Louisiana on Wednesday, grappling with state budget troubles and beginning to plan for the transition to his replacement.

Posted Nov 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM

BATON ROUGE –The Louisiana Department of Revenue announced on Tuesday, November 17, that Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2015 will be suspended through Mon., November 30 and will resume on Tues., December 1. The program will then run until...

Updated Nov 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM

The budget hits keep on coming in Louisiana, with a new $370 million midyear deficit emerging Monday and more red ink forecast on the horizon.

Posted Nov 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Hunters submit an application through LDWF, and each application is screened by a doctor with HELP to determine qualifications. The number of hunters has grown from seven last year to 15 this year.

Posted Nov 13, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Democrat John Bel Edwards is outraising Republican rival David Vitter in the governor's race runoff campaign, according to fundraising updates released Thursday.

Posted Nov 12, 2015 at 5:00 PM

The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk hosted a job fair Nov. 5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Warrior Community Center. A shoulder-to-shoulder crowd of Soldiers, Family members and civilians attended the event that attracted employers from...

Updated Nov 11, 2015 at 12:17 PM

Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter ripped into each other's records and challenged each other's integrity Tuesday in the first televised debate of the runoff campaign, less than two weeks ahead of the Nov. 21 election.

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