Former Louisiana health chief Bruce Greenstein indicted by grand jury for perjury

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Former Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals secretary Bruce Greenstein testified in front of the Senate Committee on Finance in May 2012.

A special state grand jury in Baton Rouge Tuesday morning indicted former Jindal administration health chief, Bruce Greenstein, on nine counts of perjury related to his involvement in award of a nearly $200 million state government contract. Greenstein’s alleged untruths occurred during sworn testimony before a state Senate confirmation hearing and at a grand jury… Continue reading →

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In an unfortunate turn of phrase, we see Louisiana’s governor and policy wonk reminding voters nationwide of one of his unfortunate anti-science legacies: a state… Continue reading →


Native Culture Day held at Vermilionville

Spectators visited the Bayou Vermilion District’s Vermilionville to partake in their annual Native American Culture Day on Saturday. Representatives from many of Louisiana’s Native American tribes were present… Continue reading →




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Louisiana ranks low in happiness

Louisiana was the 39th happiest state, or the 11th least happy, in the country, according to a report that looked at 26 key measures including emotional health, income levels and sports participation. WalletHub’s 2014 Most & Least Happy States in America found… Continue reading →