BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are proposing eight new changes to the state constitution following their regular session, including new protections from steep budget cuts for certain health care providers.
But the constitutional amendments will linger for more than a year before voters decide if they take effect. The next statewide election isn't until 2014, and efforts to hold a special election this year on the amendments stalled in the recently ended legislative session.
Lincoln Parish native Rory L. Bedford has announced his candidacy for the Louisiana House of Representatives District 11 seat representing Bienville, Claiborne and Lincoln parishes.
The seat is currently held by Rep. Rick Gallot, D-Grambling, who is running for the Senate this fall.
GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s enrollment has increased at the undergraduate and graduate levels as the institution’s administration continues to work to enhance its efforts with recruitment, admissions and retention.
Based on preliminary, unofficial university numbers, the fall 2012 numbers are in, showing a 1.3 percent increase in undergraduate enrollment and a whopping 13 percent increase in graduate enrollment. Total enrollment increased from 5,207 in fall 2011 to 5,277 in fall 2012. At the graduate level, 746 graduate students were enrolled in fall 2011 and 843 are enrolled this fall.