State Treasurer John Kennedy is complaining about a federal law he says will force taxpayers to pay for sex change operations. Kennedy says these added costs point out why Louisiana should fix its Medicaid program before it goes into bankruptcy.
He says both Medicare and Medicaid are approaching insolvency.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14
When you’re traveling around the state this summer, you might want to check in at Sci-Port. This elaborate science museum has interactive displays.
It’s near the banks of the Red River in Shreveport.
Sci-Port has traveling exhibits, which go to schools and special events throughout the state.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/8/14
It’s the first week on the job for miss Louisiana 2014.
Lacey Sanchez of Baton Rouge won the crown after competing with 31 other young women all vying for scholarship money. Sanchez competed as Miss Lafayette.
She’s an LSU senior, where she competed on the track and field team.
She is spending part of her time getting ready [...]
Some overseas travelers heading to the U.S. may see enhanced security at airports including being asked to turn on their cell phones and other electronic devices before boarding.
The TSA issued a new order that says that powerless devices will not be permitted on board U.S. bound aircraft due to new concerns about potential
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The state is adding almost 18 thousand acres to the Peason wildlife management area. That action came today in Baton Rouge.
This particular management area is north of Leesville in Sabine, Natchitoches and Vernon parishes.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/3/14
After a day long, jam-packed special meeting in Baton Rouge, it appears the common core issue is headed to a courtroom, not a classroom.
The state education superintendent is pitted against the governor, who is trying by executive order to withdraw Louisiana from common core. The superintendent says the governor doesn’t have that power.
The board authorized [...]
The fight over common core between Governor Bobby Jindal and State Education Superintendent John White is at a showdown in Baton Rouge. The state board of education, better known as BESE, had a daylong hearing on what to do next.
The governor has blocked buying tests for common core. But, White has said the governor cannot, [...]
An Opelousas man pleads guilty in federal court in Lafayette to bankruptcy fraud. 67-year-old Kiby Daigle concealed income from his bail bond business.
He will be sentenced in September and faces up to 5 years in prison and a fine.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/30/14
5th District Congressman Vance McAllister is running for re-election despite a scandal surrounding his marriage. McAllister appeared with his wife and children today and acknowledges his reputation as the kissing congressman will be one of the issues in the campaign to be decided November 4th.
Five others have announced for the office.
McAllister is a businessman from [...]
The annual legislative session ended at the beginning of this month and some area lawmakers attended a review of what happened sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
It was a regular 85-day session that had a lot of controversy over common core and after the session about a bridge between Alexandria and Pineville. One lawmaker managed [...]