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.
Public education has taken its place alongside traffic, crime, and flood recovery in the front row of issues East Baton Rouge Parish mayor-president candidates are touting as they court voters for the Dec. 10 runoff.
After nine months on the job, Louisiana voters hold a favorable opinion of the job that Gov. John Bel Edwards has been doing, a new poll shows.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
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.
State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle, who ran to the left of Democrat Sharon Weston Broome in the mayor-president primary and finished in third place, endorsed Broome on Thursday in the runoff.
Louisiana residents hoping to witness the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump should probably start planning their trips early.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
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.
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…
The leader of the U.S. Senate bid a six-minute farewell to Louisiana's outgoing U.S. Sen. David Vitter from the chamber's floor Thursday morning.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
More than $1 million has been raised to elect Republican Bodi White as East Baton Rouge Parish's next mayor-president, nearly twice the amount raised by the campaign of his runoff opponent, Democrat Sharon Weston Broome.
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 …
Gov. John Bel Edwards is returning to Washington, D.C. to continue lobbying for more federal funds to aid the recovery from catastrophic floods that swept the state this year.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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.
After making appearances on network news programs and receiving supportive messages from a long roster of celebrities, Louisiana Democrat Foster Campbell has reported collecting $2.5 million in campaign donations between Oct. 20 and Nov. 20 -- mor…
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.
The East Baton Rouge Parish mayoral candidates Democrat Sharon Weston Broome and Republican Bodi White will meet for the first live, televised debate of the mayor-president runoff tonight at 7 p.m. on WBRZ.
Attorneys for Gov. John Bel Edwards and attorney General Jeff Landry argued Tuesday over who has the final word in anti-discrimination measures and other issues.
Hours before the first live, televised debate of the Baton Rouge mayor-president runoff, the Baton Rouge business community's FuturePAC announced that they would not endorse either candidate in the race.
Gov. John Bel Edwards is slated to take part in a bipartisan summit on criminal justice reform in Washington, D.C. this week.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Mayor-President candidates Sharon Weston Broome and Bodi White challenged each other on nearly every issue in the first live televised debate of the runoff season.
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.
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.
Retired credit union employee Rose “Ree” Carey, making her second bid for the Metro Council District 12 seat, is in a tough — some might say uphill — battle against the well-known Barbara Freiberg, who has represented much of the same area for yea…
Vice President-elect Mike Pence will be in Louisiana this weekend to campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Kennedy.
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.
Runoffs for U.S. Senate and for East Baton Rouge Parish mayor-president 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.…
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
East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council District 9 runoff candidates Dwight Hudson and Ken Perret are both fiscally conservative Republicans who believe in a regional approach to solving many of the district's and parish's problems, such as traffic …
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Two newcomers to politics, Tyler Turner and Timothy "Tim" Riley, both Democrats, will face off in the Dec. 10 runoff for the Gonzales City Council's Division D seat.
Former mayor-president candidate Darryl Gissel endorsed Democrat Sharon Weston Broome Wednesday in the now two-person race to become East Baton Rouge Parish's next leader.
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
Calls for oversight and investigation into the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging erupted Tuesday at a Chamber of East Baton Rouge luncheon, after an attorney questioned the legal and ethical ramifications of activities by the Council on Aging lead…
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.