Friday, March 30, 2018
Louisiana's elections will be getting a face-lift over the next few years, with plans underway to replace the state's decade-old bulky voting machines with sleeker, smaller equipment and beefed-up technology.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
The five lawyers vying for the Division B judge's seat in the 18th Judicial District Court say their backgrounds and knowledge of the legal system gives them the acumen it will take to best serve on the bench.
Friday, March 09, 2018
Voters in the Baton Rouge area go to the polls on March 24 to decide several races and propositions. A runoff election, if needed, is scheduled April 28. The propositions and special elections are listed below.
Friday, January 05, 2018
Baton Rouge lawyer Fred Crifasi, a former law partner of retiring 19th Judicial District Judge Tony Marabella Jr., learned Friday that he'll replace Marabella when the veteran judge retires May 1.
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
The three-day candidate qualifying period kicks off Wednesday for a pair of seats on the 18th and 19th Judicial District Court benches.
Monday, December 18, 2017
A special election to fill the legislative seat of Chris Broadwater is scheduled for Feb. 17, House Speaker Taylor Barras said in a proclamation Monday.
Saturday, December 09, 2017
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 …
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
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.
It's Election Day in Louisiana. And you can view complete results for the biggest races in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas.
Early voting for the Nov. 18 election starts Friday and ends Nov. 11. Voters may cast ballots from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except Sunday, Nov. 5, and the Veterans Day holiday on Nov. 10). A number of runoff elections are on the ballot, as well as l…
Friday, November 17, 2017
Voters across Louisiana will turn out Saturday to elect a new state treasurer, as well as weigh in on local races and tax initiatives.
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…
Baton Rouge City Court runoff candidate Judy Moore Vendetto says that after working more than two decades in the "background" as a 19th Judicial District Court law clerk she feels she's ready now to move on to serving a different role in the "for…
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
A local private investigator accused of trying to illegally obtain then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's unreleased tax returns should be barred from arguing to a jury that he did so for ethical reasons, federal prosecutors contend.
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.
Monday, October 16, 2017
With the six-person race for a vacant Baton Rouge City Court seat pared down to two Saturday night, runoff candidates Judy Moore Vendetto and Chris Hester were back on the campaign trail Monday touting their qualifications and trying to woo voters…
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.”
Craig Greene, a Baton Rouge orthopedic surgeon making his first bid for public office, won Saturday’s election to the Louisiana Public Service Commission.
Early voting for the Oct. 14 election began Saturday and ends Oct. 7. The ballots include the state treasurer's race, three constitutional amendments, and the District 2 seat on the Public Service Commission. Also, there are a number of propositio…
Friday, October 13, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
The four candidates in Saturday’s special election agree that River Parishes’ House District 58 has more than the usual numbers of refineries and chemical plants, yet the residents reap few benefits from the proximity of so much industry.
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
With several high-powered candidates sporting prominent family names vying to fill a vacant Baton Rouge City Court seat, it's no wonder one of the lesser-known hopefuls calls it a "David versus Goliath" contest.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Ashanti Witherspoon served 27 years at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for armed robbery and has been on parole since 1999, but because Louisiana law bars him from voting until his parole expires in 2045, he was on hand at a Baton Rouge app…
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?”
Friday, September 22, 2017
A former law partner of retiring 19th Judicial District Judge Tony Marabella would like to take the judge's place when he steps down May 1.
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.