Governor Bobby Jindal says his budget cut proposal for next year will be presented to lawmakers with a list of "options."
The state faces a $1.6 billion shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year. The Jindal administration is considering state financing cuts up to $400 million for public colleges, and $300 million to health care services.
Jindal's budget proposal is due to lawmakers at the end of next month.
Jindal says his budget proposal will be paired with "suggested solutions" that could reduce some cuts, but would require legislative approval.
Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by family members he recently removed as heirs of his NFL and NBA teams.
Benson’s lawyers filed an answer to the lawsuit yesterday in civil district court in New Orleans. He says he made a "deliberate, reasoned and difficult decision" to change his succession plan so that Gayle Benson, his wife of 10 years, inherits control of the teams.
Police consent decree update at Ashe Cultural Center meeting.
Frustration was the general message at a Central City meeting with residents and federal monitors reviewing reforms at the New Orleans Police Department. Most of the speakers say the process is too slow.
A historic New Orleans cemetery will soon be off-limits to tourists on their own because of repeated tomb vandalism.
Starting in March, entry to St. Louis Cemetery Number One will be restricted to relatives of those buried there. Others must be accompanied by a tour guide registered with the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, which owns the property.
That cemetery may have started the city's tradition of above-ground crypts
In late 2012, someone covered the reputed tomb of voodoo priestess Marie Laveau with pink paint.
A state panel that determines how much revenue the Louisiana government has at its disposal delivered the bad news on Monday that everyone knew was coming: the budget hole is even bigger than estimated.
NOLA.com reports that dropping oil prices continue to make an already bad budget situation in Louisiana even worse.
Greg Albrecht is the chief economist for the Louisiana Legislature. He said today, “The news is bad.”