BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The State Bond Commission supports Gov. Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus to help balance next year's budget. Treasurer John Kennedy suggests the plan violates the spirit of the state Constitution. He says it will create a hole a year later because the state will have another debt payment to make.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Investigators say a New Orleans tax preparer has been arrested for defrauding the state of more than $900,000 through false tax returns. They say Kenshika Jiles, owner of S&A Tax Service, prepared and submitted tax returns containing false information.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Michelle Obama will address graduating students during Dillard University's commencement ceremony on May 10. The first lady studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1988.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is pitching his city as the new home for the "Late Show" when Stephen Colbert (kohl-BEHR'). Landrieu says he wrote to the president of CBS, touting New Orleans as a great fit for the young-adult audience the networks covet. Colbert takes over that CBS program from David Letterman next year.
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