Enrollment data raises questions about schools ‘cherry-picking’ students; wetlands loss has increased

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After a heated debate, the Louisiana Sentencing Commission voted 9-5 against recommending to Gov. Bobby Jindal that state law be revised to make first, second and third offenses misdemeanor crimes, usually punishable with a fine.

Even as the battle over a lawsuit against oil and gas companies raged throughout the day at a local levee authority’s meeting, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s top coastal official hinted Thursday that the state might be readying its own coastal-erosion suit against a much different target — the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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