State Judge Tim Kelley declared today that the way Louisiana lawmakers created the statewide private school voucher program was constitutional, but the way it was funded was not.
Kelley said the case had nothing to do with whether or not public funds can be used to support vouchers, but he said the state couldn’t do so through the public school funding formula known as the MFP.
The district court ruling is a victory for the teacher unions and school boards that want to stop the voucher program and others that would funnel money away from public schools.
The Coast Guard has approved plans to investigate another oil sheen spotted near the site of BP's 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The sheen was initially spotted on Nov. 2 in the same area where a discarded steel container leaking oil had been capped and plugged the week before.
LSU’s new Director of Choral Studies, Professor John Dickson, talks about the LSU A Capella Choir’s 63rd annual candlelight concert this Sunday, Dec. 2.
Local businessman and gay rights activist Joe Traigle, whose new group Louisiana Truth will monitor and fact check Gov. Jindal’s public statements. Traigle says the governor does not practice what he preaches.
Karen Kennedy, executive director of the Arthritis Alliance of Louisiana, discusses the probable ill-effects of the governor’s refusal to implement parts of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also called “Obamacare”.