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
Friday, January 13, 2017
Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson and the entire City Council were automatically re-elected Friday after no candidates qualified to challenge them in the March 25 primary.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Qualifying for the March 25 primary election continued Tuesday, with races dotting the metro area, including contests for councils and mayors in Gretna and Westwego as well as a pair of appeals court seats, a Civil District Court seat in New Orlea…
Friday, January 06, 2017
Banker Kevin Delahoussaye, Dots Diner chain owner Larry Katz and business management group leader Jack Rizzuto are under consideration to temporarily take over a Jefferson Parish Council seat that is soon opening up, according to numerous parish o…
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
State Sen. Danny Martiny and Kenner City Councilman Dominick Impastato plan to run for the open seat on the Jefferson Parish Council that will soon be vacated by Ben Zahn, they both said Wednesday.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Monday, December 19, 2016
Under unusual scrutiny, Louisiana's eight presidential electors Monday cast their votes for Republican Donald Trump as president.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
John Kennedy celebrated his election to the U.S. Senate Saturday in typical politician style: at a hotel, with an open bar and food for donors and supporters.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The Northshore Harbor Center Convention and Events Center's appointed board knew it faced an uphill battle this year to renew a 3-mill property tax to operate the eastern St. Tammany Parish venue.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Saturday, December 10, 2016
New Orleans voters on Saturday approved a property tax increase to fund a $75 million settlement with firefighters, meaning the city will be able to implement a deal putting to rest decades-old issues over back pay and pensions for Fire Department…
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Randy Fandal, who defeated Kevin O’Neill on Saturday in a runoff to be Slidell’s next police chief, has said he plans to take the department’s reins immediately.
St. Tammany’s normally tax-averse voters were in a giving mood Saturday, approving three parishwide taxes and three smaller ones, according to results from the Secretary of State's website.
St. Charles Parish voters on Saturday approved two millages to help pay for recreation services and for facilities for the parish's elderly.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Jeff Perilloux, a lawyer for St. John the Baptist Parish, has won a runoff against defense attorney Nghana Lewis Gauff for the Division B judgeship in 40th Judicial District Court.
Jefferson Parish voters on Saturday overwhelmingly approved renewing three millages that support drainage, recreation and public schools, as well as a sales tax that provides about $48 million annually for roadwork, drainage and sewerage improvements.
Jefferson Parish Councilman Ben Zahn will be the next mayor of Kenner after easily defeating Kenner City Councilman Gregory Carroll in a runoff Saturday.
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.
The showdown between U.S. Senate candidates John Kennedy and Foster Campbell will be decided Saturday night, in addition other key New Orleans-area races such as Kenner mayor, Plaquemines Parish president and more.
Friday, December 09, 2016
New Orleans area residents will cast ballots in the statewide race to determine the next U.S. senator from Louisiana and will decide several local races in Saturday’s election, including tax measures in Orleans and Jefferson Parish and runoffs for…
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
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.
Two men who are plenty familiar with the goings-on at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court — one from the courtroom, the other from a higher court that reviews their work — will square off Saturday to assume one of 12 judgeships there.
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.
Monday, December 05, 2016
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
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.
Back in the 1980s, Randy Fandal and Kevin O'Neill were young patrolmen working the same shift at the Slidell Police Department under Chief Max Rodriguez.
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.
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.
Monday, November 28, 2016
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.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
A pair of Belle Chasse Republicans, Kirk Lepine and Amos Cormier III, are facing off in the runoff for Plaquemines Parish president, which will be decided Dec. 10.
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.
New Orleans voters will decide in two weeks whether to extend a property tax that pays for almost a third of the Sewerage & Water Board’s drainage operations.
The two candidates in Kenner's mayoral runoff on Dec. 10 said they are sticking to the same core messages that allowed them to emerge from a field of five during the primary earlier this month.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
New Orleans voters will once again decide in a few days whether to approve a small increase in property taxes to fund the settlement of a decades-old lawsuit with the city's firefighters.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
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.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The courtroom battle over the power struggle between the governor and the attorney general will have to wait two weeks – partly because of gamesmanship between the two sides.