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  • More restaurants mandated to include calorie labels

    More restaurants mandated to include calorie labels

    More restaurants are being mandated to include calorie counts on labels (Source: WAFB)More restaurants are being mandated to include calorie counts on labels (Source: WAFB)
    More restaurants are being mandated to include calorie counts on labels (Source: WAFB)More restaurants are being mandated to include calorie counts on labels (Source: WAFB)

    Beginning this month restaurant chains will be required by the FDA to list calorie values on their menus.

    Beginning this month restaurant chains will be required by the FDA to list calorie values on their menus.

  • LSU AgCenter could face budget cuts

    LSU AgCenter could face budget cuts

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:31 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:31:39 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    It's crunch time for Louisiana lawmakers.  Tuesday they begin a second special session to figure out the state's budget mess. The end of some temporary taxes means the state will face an estimated $650 million deficit when the new fiscal year begins July 1st.  During the regular session lawmakers could only make cuts to balance the budget, but in the special session tax hikes are back in play.  Governor John Bel Edwards wants increased sales taxes to bridge the budge...

    It's crunch time for Louisiana lawmakers.  Tuesday they begin a second special session to figure out the state's budget mess. The end of some temporary taxes means the state will face an estimated $650 million deficit when the new fiscal year begins July 1st.  During the regular session lawmakers could only make cuts to balance the budget, but in the special session tax hikes are back in play.  Governor John Bel Edwards wants increased sales taxes to bridge the budge...

  • Zurik: From casinos to cabs, concerns about ethics dog NOLA senator

    Zurik: From casinos to cabs, concerns about ethics dog NOLA senator

    Photo of Sen. Wesley Bishop, D-New Orleans, from his Twitter page.Photo of Sen. Wesley Bishop, D-New Orleans, from his Twitter page.

    A local ethics expert says a potential conflict of interest by a state senator could get the attention of the La. Supreme Court. That's because the senator never disclosed that possible conflict when he discussed a bill in the legislature.

    A local ethics expert says a potential conflict of interest by a state senator could get the attention of the La. Supreme Court. That's because the senator never disclosed that possible conflict when he discussed a bill in the legislature.

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