Friday, August 18, 2017
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.
Friday, July 14, 2017
A vacant Baton Rouge City Court seat attracted a half-dozen contenders by the end of the three-day qualifying period Friday for the Oct. 14 election, while an open seat on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board lured three candidates.
At least four elected officials in suburban parishes around East Baton Rouge won't face challengers in the Oct. 14 election after no one else filed to run for their seats by the end of qualifying Friday.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The first day of qualifying for seats on the Baton Rouge City Court, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, House District 58 and positions in Livingston Parish drew a number of candidates Wednesday.
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.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Politics, once a staple along with fishing and Tigers/Saints, has been crossed off the list of acceptable topics at crawfish boils, tailgates and dinners on the grounds.
Monday, June 05, 2017
Covington Republican Rep. John Schroder is resigning from the Louisiana House to focus on his bid for state treasurer.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The five-month campaign to upgrade Louisiana's jammed roads and bridges by raising the state gasoline tax died Wednesday with little fanfare in the Louisiana House.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Nearly two weeks after former Democratic State Sen. Troy Brown resigned from office in mid-February following his admissions of violence against women, Brown sounded the alarm on Facebook about what he saw as a distinct possibility in the coming s…
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
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
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.
Friday, January 20, 2017
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.”
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
An LSU professor, a former elementary teacher, a retired chemical engineer, a recruiter for a teacher placement organization, and an administrator of an early childhood network in Pointe Coupee Parish are all vying to serve on the East Baton Rouge…
Saturday, January 07, 2017
During her hard-fought election campaign, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome repeatedly promised to shake up the Baton Rouge Police Department and replace Chief Carl Dabadie Jr., moves the newly inaugurated Democrat argued are necessary to trans…
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Mayor-President-Elect Sharon Weston Broome's campaign team has announced plans for inauguration events on Jan. 1 and 2 as she prepares to take over as the parish's next leader.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Under unusual scrutiny, Louisiana's eight presidential electors Monday cast their votes for Republican Donald Trump as president.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
During the U.S. Senate campaign Democrats tried to paint John N. Kennedy as a partner of the fiscally challenged Bobby Jindal. After all, the argument ran, it was Kennedy’s signature at the bottom of all the checks that lined the path to Louisiana…
Friday, December 16, 2016
Louisiana's wildlife and fisheries secretary said Friday he's being forced out of his Cabinet position by Gov. John Bel Edwards, months into the secretary's work to correct widespread financial problems identified by auditors.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President-elect Sharon Weston Broome named more than 40 citizen volunteers Thursday to shepherd her future administration through the transition as she prepares to take office in early 2017.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016
Barbara Freiberg’s decisive victory Saturday is sending the veteran educator to the Metro Council, but means not just one, but two vacancies on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.
There's no one thing that can be blamed for Saturday's overwhelming rejection by East Baton Rouge Parish voters of all but one tax proposition on the ballot.
Back in July, when candidates were signing up to run for elective office, dozens claimed to be outsiders who planned to use social media to overcome establishment advantages of money and name recognition.
Sharon Weston Broome said Monday in her first news conference as mayor-president-elect that she expects to hold comprehensive searches for both the next Baton Rouge police chief and her chief administrative officer shortly after she is inaugurated…
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Voters in four volunteer fire department districts in East Baton Rouge renewed property taxes to fund the stations, but shot down one proposed new tax to increase fire station funding.
All but one of the major tax propositions on the ballot were shot down by East Baton Rouge Parish voters Saturday, spelling doom not only for expanded road-building and transportation infrastructure that was to represent the second phase of the Gr…
Voters in four East Baton Rouge neighborhoods overwhelmingly chose to pay an annual fee to fund their crime prevention and improvement districts.
Longtime political leader Sharon Weston Broome's nearly two years on the campaign trail paid off Saturday as she was elected East Baton Rouge Parish's next mayor-president, becoming the first woman selected by voters for the office.
East Baton Rouge Parish voters returned all four incumbents to their respective Metro Council seats and elected two new members, according to unofficial results from Saturday's runoff elections.
The West Baton Rouge Parish School District will be able to pay its teachers a little better and make needed improvements to facilities across the parish after voters on Saturday approved two tax proposals from the School Board.