BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says aligning Louisiana's educational systems to state workforce needs will be his top priority during the legislative session that begins Monday. The Republican governor told The Associated Press he also will support tougher laws against human trafficking and changes to the civil litigation system sought by business groups.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne wants a pro-Medicaid expansion group to stop using the state's tourism marketing slogan in its billboard campaign. Dardenne says a cease-and-desist notice has been issued to those behind the MoveOn group's billboard. It plays on the state's "Pick Your Passion" tourism message.
LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 27-year-old woman whose body was found in a wooded area in Lake Arthur drowned as a result of hypothermia. The police chief says Lacie Fontenot was found face-down in a foot of water in the wooded area on Jan. 31.
CONVENT, La. (AP) - The St. James Parish Council has set two public hearings on a proposed land-use plan. The hearings on the proposed ordinance are scheduled for March 19 in Vacherie and April 2 in Convent. Both hearings begin at 6 p.m.
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