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.”
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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.
Monday, December 19, 2016
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.
Monday, December 12, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
Republican John Kennedy won a seat in the U.S. Senate in a lopsided victory Saturday, finally clinching the office he'd unsuccessfully sought twice before.
In his first bid for public office, Clay Higgins — known as the Cajun John Wayne — defeated political veteran Scott Angelle on Saturday night in the contest to become Acadiana’s congressman.
The showdown between U.S. Senate candidates John Kennedy and Foster Campbell will be decided Saturday night, in addition other key Baton Rouge-area races such as mayor-president, metro council and more.
Friday, December 09, 2016
In the Dec. 10 runoff election, voters will choose a new senator from Louisiana, a new Baton Rouge mayor and more.
Voters will head to the polls on Saturday to finish off this election cycle as they choose a new senator, new congressional representatives and new local officials in the December 10 runoff election.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Foster Campbell said Friday that the visit of President-elect Donald Trump in support of his Republican opponent is proof that the GOP is worried about the Louisiana election despite polls showing a double-digit lead.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
In the final mayor-president debate before Saturday's election, Republican Bodi White and Democrat Sharon Weston Broome turned toward each other and asked each other one question they had been working on for days.
The race for Acadiana’s congressional seat has focused more on accusations than on policies and the first question out of the gate in the final debate Thursday was about the nasty allegations publicized about each of the Republicans candidates.
With President-elect Donald Trump visiting Baton Rouge Friday, Republicans are bringing their most powerful weapon to rally supporters to vote for John N. Kennedy, the Republican candidate in Saturday’s U.S. Senate runoff election.
Days before Saturday’s balloting, the ex-wife of Clay Higgins released tape recordings in which the Republican candidate suggests winning the election for the congressional seat representing Acadiana is the best route for her to receive the more t…
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
A decade ago, prior to meeting with railroad officials over a rash of deaths at rail crossings, then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco pleaded with Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell to ratchet back his rhetoric in hopes the gathering would accomplish…
State Treasurer John N. Kennedy sat at the witness table, alone with a stack of papers, a pair of reading glasses and a blow-up photo he would use as a prop.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
The recently renamed Raising Cane's River Center is an entertainment anchor for the capital region, but with very few upgrades since its construction in 1977, the Baton Rouge facility — particularly its roof — is in dire need of some tender loving…
Monday, December 05, 2016
More voters cast early ballots for the Dec. 10 election in East Baton Rouge Parish than in any other parish statewide, a possible sign of interest in the mayor-president contest between Sharon Weston Broome and Bodi White.
Both Erika Green and Linda Dewey, who are squaring off in the runoff for the District 5 Metro Council seat, largely agree on what needs to be done for their home slice of Baton Rouge.
Early voting was sluggish in advance of this weekend's runoff election, with less than 6 percent of Louisiana's 3 million registered voters casting ballots.
State Treasurer John N. Kennedy appears to be in a commanding position to become the next U.S. senator of Louisiana, just days before the Dec. 10 runoff election.
Sunday, December 04, 2016
The two candidates left standing in the race for the District 7 seat on the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council agree on a lot when it comes to the problems confronting the district, which encompasses parts of north Baton Rouge and much of the M…
Tara Wicker says she intends to run for mayor-president of Baton Rouge someday, but first she's focused on winning re-election to a third term representing the downtown-centered Metro Council District 10.
In October 2005, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and epic gridlock on Baton Rouge roads, voters approved by a wide margin the first major road construction program in East Baton Rouge Parish since around the time John F. Kennedy was shot.
After about a year of flooding, police shootings, murdered whores, and a comeback bid by a famous anti-Semite, Louisiana’s fairly boring U.S. Senate campaign, which will be decided Saturday, has come down to Swedish bunny massages and wearing a th…
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Public Service Commission Chairman Scott Angelle was supposed to walk away with the race for Acadiana’s 3rd Congressional District seat.
The West Baton Rouge Parish school district has two tax proposals on the Dec. 10 ballot that could mean a pay hike for employees and could help the district make long-term facility improvements parishwide for the growing school system.
Friday, December 02, 2016
Over Sharon Weston Broome's two decades in the state Legislature, she developed an interest in children and families, victims of domestic violence and anti-abortion issues.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
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.