Public Service Commission Chairman Scott Angelle was supposed to walk away with the race for Acadiana’s 3rd Congressional District seat.
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Friday, December 02, 2016
Lawyers for Louisiana's governor and attorney general submitted their closing arguments Friday to a judge trying to decide whether Gov. John Bel Edwards' LGBT-rights protection order is unconstitutional.
Friday, December 02, 2016
As they head into the final stretch of the U.S. Senate runoff, Democrat Foster Campbell and Republican John Kennedy are sitting comfortably on cash coffers that will likely mean a continued constant stream of television and radio ads right up to Dec. 10.
After two embarrassing scandals involving stolen or missing money, Louisiana correctional officials are ending a longstanding policy that allowed employee organizations to raise money on prison grounds at state-sponsored events like the Angola Pri…
The committee tasked with directing the state's recovery from historic floods that left thousands of homes damaged or destroyed throughout Louisiana has agreed to programs that aim to benefit small business and renters affected by the floods.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Big changes could be ahead for health care under President-elect Donald Trump's administration, and hundreds of thousands of Louisiana residents could feel the impact.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Kennedy holds a comfortable 14-point margin over his Democratic opponent Foster Campbell 10 days out from the election, according to a statewide poll released Thursday afternoon.
A task force named by Gov. John Bel Edwards proposed Thursday that state aid for roads and bridges increase by $700 million per year, and that raising the state gasoline tax is the "most reliable" way to do so.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
After more than a year of delay, during which time utility companies made up their own tariffs, state regulators finally tweaked definitions, detailed some procedures and spelled out the way Louisiana’s solar industry could realize its long-touted…
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
When the votes were tallied Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond of New Orleans had become chairman-elect of the influential Congressional Black Caucus, giving him an important role in shaping the political agenda for black Americans at a time of …
Attorney General Jeff Landry has been the state's top lawyer for less than a year, but he's already rising the ranks among his peers from other states.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
A super PAC supporting Foster Campbell, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, is airing an unlikely television ad on the highly-charged issue of abortion.
A vendor of drug-test kits who is awaiting sentencing in federal court for bribing the longtime head of Mississippi’s corrections department was the point man on a similar contract with Louisiana’s prison system for years.
Monday, November 28, 2016
New Orleans Democratic U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond says House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's proposed leadership makeover would harm the Congressional Black Caucus, Politico magazine reported Monday.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Foster Campbell said he and Republican President-elect Donald Trump agree on a lot of issues – both are for term limits and against international trade agreements.
Near the end of her 2005 trade mission to Cuba, then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco received word that Cuban dictator Fidel Castro wanted to meet with her.
Stephen Moret, the head of LSU's major fundraising arm and a former key adviser to then-Gov. Bobby Jindal, is leaving Louisiana for Virginia.
A $700 million yearly hike in state transportation spending would be a practical way to tackle Louisiana's road and bridge problems, state Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson said Monday.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Candidates and campaigns throughout the state – including the top-of-the-ticket race for the open U.S. Senate seat – are getting their supporters to the polls during the early voting period that begins Saturday.
Louisiana will soon send a new senator and two new congressmen to Washington, D.C.
Runoffs for U.S. Senate and for the U.S. House are among the high-profile races in this election. Early voting begins Saturday, Nov. 26, and ends Dec. 3, excluding Sunday. Election day is Dec. 10, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In the Dec. 10 runoff election, voters will choose a new senator from Louisiana, a new Baton Rouge mayor and more.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Carencro voters face a ballot box dilemma on Dec. 10 of either approving a new 1-cent sales tax or seeing sewer bills jump by as much as $75 a month to pay for a new wastewater treatment facility.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The federal government has raised conflict-of-interest issues with the hiring of a new head for an embattled state agency overseeing housing for low- and moderate-income people in Louisiana.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Louisiana voters likely won't get a chance to see the two candidates left in the U.S. Senate race go head-to-head on television before the Dec. 10 runoff.
Louisiana native Ellen DeGeneres is now among the distinguished list of people who have been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Louisiana is looking to line up billions more in federal money to aid recovery from catastrophic floods that have hit the state this year.
Monday, November 21, 2016
State auditors couldn’t tell if the state Department of Justice properly spent $24.7 million last year because of inadequate documentation.
Whether you voted for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election, there was another opponent (of sorts) that bested both candidate's percentages — the very large group of people who didn't vote.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
The face that Louisiana opponents of Real ID put on their dartboards is that of Karen St. Germain, the commissioner who has run the Office of Motor Vehicles since January.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Putting more than $1 billion into the hands of Louisiana flood survivors who took out loans to repair homes and businesses after August's flooding is proving more difficult than anticipated.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's skepticism about specific protections for gay and transgender people has earned him a new public critic: His brother.
Contracts to provide health insurance next year for 10,000 state employees, retirees and their families are stalled because of the dispute over Gov. John Bel Edwards' LGBT anti-discrimination order.
A bikini-clad birthday cake prompted an irate state senator – during a legislative hearing Friday – to smash the confection and charge a couple of her colleagues with misogyny.
A key legislative committee Friday delayed action on how to tackle a $315 million deficit from the previous financial year.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The five-elected members of the Louisiana Public Service Commission rejected a deal forwarded by their staff Thursday and opted instead to open an investigation into Baton Rouge Water Company violating orders and disconnecting nearly 3,000 custome…
Louisiana utility regulators voted Thursday to allow Entergy to build a new electricity-making plant near the St. Charles Parish community of Montz.
Louisiana's transportation chief said Thursday taxpayers will experience "sticker shock" when they see how much is needed to improve roads and bridges, possibly around $700 million per year.
After five years of bringing a bit of Louisiana into living rooms across the country, "Duck Dynasty" is coming to an end.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The courtroom battle over the power struggle between the governor and the attorney general will have to wait two weeks – partly because of gamesmanship between the two sides.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
U.S. Senate candidate Caroline Fayard likened her Democratic rival Foster Campbell to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, but now she's backing Campbell in next month's runoff.
Monday, November 14, 2016
The head of Louisiana's largest film and television production studio says he hopes to see the sluggish movie-making industry rebound in the coming year after a steep downturn that followed changes to the state tax incentive program.
After the historic floods, drinking-water service to nearly 3,000 Baton Rouge-area homes was disconnected for not timely paying their bills despite the governor’s emergency order for the company to wait.
The cold, hard reality is setting in for TOPS recipients this week. They are receiving letters from colleges and universities reminding them that the popular scholarship program will only cover about 40 percent of their spring tuition.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Foster Campbell rode a horse at sunrise in a commercial during his unsuccessful 2007 gubernatorial campaign.
With 24 candidates now winnowed down to two, the U.S. Senate race has shaped up to be another battle between Gov. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Sen. David Vitter.