Bloomberg’s called Tuesday’s special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama a “Hobson’s choice” for the Republicans because of the party’s association with Roy Moore, the 70-year-old Republican candidate recently accused of hitting on teenage …
Saturday, December 09, 2017
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Though few voters and reporters paid heed, the recent state treasurer’s race gave us a preview of how things might play out in the 2019 gubernatorial election.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
A comparative handful of voters Saturday chose Covington businessman John Schroder to be the state’s treasurer for the next two years.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
The dénouement of an 11-month race to choose a new state treasurer will come Saturday when Louisiana voters – though not many – will cast ballots.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Later this week, voting machines will be moved from their secured warehouses to 3,904 precincts around the state.
Saturday, November 04, 2017
Secretary of State Tom Schedler seems downright depressed about the Nov. 18 runoff, when only one of 10 voters are expected to participate in deciding who handles the state’s money. Not a taciturn fellow, Schedler laments democracy’s future and sh…
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Lafayette Parish voters on Nov. 18 will determine whether the parish budget is in grave peril or just plain bad shape. The Nov. 18 ballot consists of two property tax renewals that voters rejected in April, as well as the reallocation of an existing tax.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The Democrat vying to be Louisiana's next treasurer is asking the state ethics board to waive a $2,100 fine for not filing his campaign finance report on time, saying difficulty associated with his paralysis delayed the filing.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Perhaps feeling that voters are reaching the end of their tolerance for dysfunctional government, Louisiana House members of both parties gathered Thursday to talk about how to deal with the impending “fiscal cliff.”
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Craig Greene, a Baton Rouge orthopedic surgeon making his first bid for public office, won Saturday’s election to the Louisiana Public Service Commission.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Monday, October 09, 2017
Polls indicate that roughly a quarter of the state’s registered voters are heading into Saturday’s election not only undecided but unsure who the candidates for state treasurer are.
Saturday, October 07, 2017
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
With 10 days until Election Day, two Republican candidates released separate polls Wednesday each showing themselves in a runoff with the lone Democrat.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Monday, October 02, 2017
Appearing together Monday at a forum for the first time in the campaign, the three Republican candidates for the Public Service Commission took digs at each other while trying to define conservatism.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Monday, September 25, 2017
Secretary of State Tom Schedler, the man in charge of elections in Louisiana, now asks a simple question when meeting local officials: “How many of you know there’s an election on Oct. 14?”
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Though the candidates generally agreed on most issues, they differed Thursday on the role the Public Service Commission should play in attracting jobs to Louisiana.
Monday, September 18, 2017
With a dozen days to go before voting begins statewide, the three main Republicans running for state treasurer still are regional candidates who have made little headway in other parts of Louisiana – at least when it comes to raising money.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
For years, Ron Henson was the one left behind at the Treasury Department when John N. Kennedy went politicking.
The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana's Robert Travis Scott began wading into the group’s analysis of this election’s constitutional amendments thinking all three were the most boring ever placed on a Louisiana ballot.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Saturday, September 09, 2017
In fawning media coverage that included images of him handing checks to everyday people, John Kennedy transformed “unclaimed property” from an accounting process into the most recognizable task a state treasurer does.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
New Orleans lawyer Derrick Edwards may be leading the polls in the treasurer’s race, but the state Democratic Party leaders are withholding their endorsement of him.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The League of Women Voters of Lafayette is calling on local government leaders to make early voting more accessible to residents, citing problems early voters encountered when trying to cast ballots in last fall's election at the parish’s sole ear…
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Sunday, August 06, 2017
When the century was new and U.S. Sen. John N. Kennedy was still state treasurer, he used one of the powers available in that post and touched off a war among the highest ranks of Louisiana’s last Democratic majority government.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
As candidates for state treasurer campaign, the main topic of conversation is one not in the job description: how to fix the state’s longtime fiscal dysfunction.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
The best debut video in what otherwise is a boring election season has to be Public Service Commission candidate Craig Greene talking about checking if a cow is pregnant.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
In the upcoming election, Gov. John Bel Edwards isn’t backing the interim commissioner he picked and praised six weeks ago.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The four announced candidates for the state treasurer’s race officially submitted the papers and paid the fees Wednesday to get their name on the Oct. 14 ballot.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Monday, July 03, 2017
Louisiana joined about two dozen states in refusing to turn over personal information about voters for President Donald Trump's election fraud investigation.
Monday, June 05, 2017
Covington Republican Rep. John Schroder is resigning from the Louisiana House to focus on his bid for state treasurer.
Monday, May 08, 2017
Weighing in on a race for a state senate seat, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond on Monday endorsed state Rep. Ed Price over fellow Democrat Warren Harang III.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Early voting for the April 29 spring municipal elections kicks off Saturday in Acadiana where some ballots will include a judicial runoff and a number of local tax propositions.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Lafayette attorney Vanessa Waguespack Anseman's bid for a seat on the state 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal was revived Monday after a clarification about her qualifications for the seat voided an earlier ruling that booted her from the race.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Two attorneys from Crowley will face off on Saturday, March 25, in a race for House District 42 that has flown largely under the radar.
Friday, March 10, 2017
A judge is set to decide Monday whether eligibility questions will keep Lafayette attorney Vanessa Anseman out of the race for an open seat on the state 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Gov. John Bel Edwards began raising money for his re-election campaign only eight days after taking the oath of office in January 2016 and ended the year having collected about $3 million, according to his fundraisers.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler asked Tuesday President-elect Donald Trump to undo a recent federal decision that designates elections systems in all 50 states as “critical infrastructure.”