Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry told Congress Tuesday that the fire chief killed last month in a wreck allegedly caused by an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally would “absolutely” be alive today but for what he calls "sanctuary city" po…
Monday, September 26, 2016
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain was named president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.
The major Republican and Democratic candidates running for the U.S. Senate divide along party lines when asked whether they support Gov. John Bel Edwards’ decision to allow the working poor to qualify for Medicaid.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Numbers in the polls may differ, but the one thing on which all the surveys agree is that, barring some miracle during the final six weeks of a heretofore tedious campaign, one of two Republican elected officials is likely to become Louisiana’s ne…
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Louisiana's attorney general says he has canceled contracts with attorneys involved in state suits against Chinese drywall companies, and is auditing nearly $7 million worth of contracts.
Louisiana conducted its first statewide survey of public college campuses on issues of violence and sexual assault, but so few students participated that the findings released Thursday don't provide much insight into campus safety.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Louisiana leaders hailed movement on a federal flood relief package on Thursday as a "really big win" for the state, but Democrats in Congress already are signaling opposition to the GOP-backed short-term spending plan that would provide up to $50…
U.S. Senate candidate Foster Campbell released three years of tax returns on Thursday and called on his opponents to follow suit.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
A key component of the housing recovery plan put into place after Louisiana suffered catastrophic floods last month has faced complaints about shoddy repair work and a slower-than-expected roll out.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Dr. Gadget, a habitué of daytime television, came to Baton Rouge Wednesday to distribute mosquito zappers to a thousand flood victims.
Gov. John Bel Edwards plans to step up the fight to win damages from oil and gas companies for their role in damaging Louisiana's wetlands over many decades, saying Wednesday that he wants all coastal parishes to join in litigation against the ene…
An eight-bed emergency room in north Baton Rouge could be open and seeing patients in a year from now, filling an emergency care void on the northern side of Baton Rouge as healthcare resources have shifted south over the past few years, Gov. John…
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday assured listeners of his monthly call-in radio show that he remains optimistic about the potential for Louisiana to secure federal aid for the ongoing flood recovery efforts.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
After months of desultory campaigning, the U.S. Senate race is about to enter a critical and frenetic phase with six weeks until the primary election.
Leaders of the U.S. Senate and Congress continue to try to work funding for Louisiana's flood recovery into legislation that will prevent a government shutdown, but no deal has been reached as the clock winds down.
Monday, September 19, 2016
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration appeared to be in a stalemate Monday with the manager of the state-owned charity hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport, after a deadline passed without the two sides reaching terms on a renegot…
Louisiana leaders say that hundreds of residents newly added to the state's Medicaid rolls have received potentially life-saving treatment since the health care program was expanded earlier this year.
He retired under duress, facing two administrative charges of aggravated malfeasance and a criminal probe into possible theft, but former Louisiana prison warden Nate Cain has nonetheless begun receiving a generous monthly public pension.
Louisiana's Shelter at Home program is a key component of the housing recovery plan for flood victims, but it may not apply to potentially thousands of people because mobile homes are automatically excluded.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
One of the most adversarial contests within the crowded race to be Louisiana's next U.S. senator is between two candidates on the same side of the political aisle.
Three of the eight major candidates for Louisiana's U.S. Senate seat -- two Republicans and one independent -- favor Donald Trump’s full-throated call to complete construction of a wall along the border with Mexico.
With three physicians in the U.S. House and one in the Senate, Louisiana has twice as many doctors in Congress as California — a state with almost nine times more people and 47 more congressmen.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Attorney General Jeff Landry and the Edwards administration squared off again Friday, but this time, legislators asked the two camps to play nice.
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. brought his “Opportunity Across America” back-to-school bus tour to Baton Rouge. The secretary visited the students, staff and faculty of University Terrace Elementary School.
BATON ROUGE (AP) - Lawmakers are refusing to intervene in the latest budget dispute between Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration and Attorney General Jeff Landry.
The north Baton Rouge emergency room that residents and politicians made their rallying cry in the spring has finally been packaged into a deal between state government and Our Lady of the Lake.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
State Treasurer John Kennedy said he won’t back off asking about allegations that his opponent in the U.S. Senate race was allegedly involved with prostitutes.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Four top candidates in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race drew greater distinctions their backgrounds than in policy Thursday night, as they introduced themselves to voters who are just tuning in to a campaign that has largely been…
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will take part in a meeting with President Barack Obama on Friday as the White House attempts to build support for a contentious trade pact that Obama's trying to pass before leaving office.
The major Democratic and Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate are mostly divided along party lines over how Congress should break a partisan deadlock that has prevented approval of federal money to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Louisiana leaders say they remain optimistic that the state is close to securing a federal relief package that will help provide funding for housing, infrastructure and community development programs following the catastrophic floods that left 13 …
Just four of the more than 18,000 households that have sought help from Louisiana's signature housing recovery program have had emergency repair work completed, following the catastrophic floods that swept across South Louisiana last month.
U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany on Wednesday blamed State Treasurer John N. Kennedy — one of his opponents in the U.S. Senate race — for spreading a story about the Lafayette congressman's alleged involvement with a murdered prostitute.
Gov. John Bel Edwards, in a new interview with a Washington-based news outlet, describes this fall's U.S. Senate race as a "wild scene" but cautions that his win in conservative Louisiana doesn't mean an easy ride for the Democrats who are hoping …
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Charges by the angry wife of Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany defending him against prostitution allegations raised in a new book, sparked objections Tuesday from two of his GOP opponents in the race for the U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana.
The White House is calling on Congress to approve a $2.6 billion federal aid package "as soon as possible" to provide funding for Louisiana housing and infrastructure needs following catastrophic flooding last month.
A task force has been identified to help lead the state's recovery from the catastrophic flooding that swept across South Louisiana last month, killing 13 people and displacing thousands of residents, as well as aiding the recovery for areas of No…
GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence on Tuesday called David Duke “that bad man,” but the Mandeville Republican's campaign says the top of ticket needs the former Ku Klux Klan leader in Louisiana.
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump came to Louisiana for a "decidedly nonpolitical event" in response to catastrophic flooding last month, but footage from that trip plays a prominent role in Trump's latest political ad.
Monday, September 12, 2016
The state board that oversees a lucrative property tax break for manufacturers dating back to Huey Long’s time opted Monday to postpone decisions on several of the applications still in the pipeline after the governor ordered new standards.
Efforts to secure a federal flood relief package for Louisiana are beginning to ramp up as Congress' October recess quickly approaches, but it remains to be seen whether the state will have to wait until after the November elections before obtaini…
A federal government agency warned on Wednesday that the effects of man-made climate change contributed to the recent flooding in metro Baton Rouge, but only one of the eight major candidates for the open U.S. Senate seat expressed concern about t…