Friday, June 16, 2017
The governor and legislators are about equally to blame for having to come back in special session to pass a state operating budget, at least that’s one of the more interesting findings in John Couvillon’s Friday poll of an overwhelmingly white an…
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
A familiar name has emerged as a possible opponent for Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman in an October election that has received scant attention amid the New Orleans mayor's race.
Monday, June 05, 2017
Covington Republican Rep. John Schroder is resigning from the Louisiana House to focus on his bid for state treasurer.
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…
Friday, May 12, 2017
Voting irregularities have surfaced in a Pearl River-area tax election last month that saw a recreation millage fail by only two votes, St. Tammany Parish Registrar of Voters Dwayne Wall confirmed Friday.
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.
Saturday, May 06, 2017
St. Tammany Parish political players and observers offer a full menu of theories about what led to the narrow defeat of two sales tax renewals in the April 29 election, from a general mood of tax weariness and cynicism about government to the vote…
Monday, May 01, 2017
Up until Saturday, St. Tammany Parish officials had a political problem: how to sell two sales tax renewals to voters who rejected them by large margins a year ago.
Insurance attorney Rachael Johnson won a seat on the Orleans Parish Civil District Court bench on Saturday, besting attorney Suzanne "Suzy" Montero in the only election on the ballot in New Orleans.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Reinforcing a decision they made last spring, St. Tammany Parish voters Saturday again rejected two sales tax renewals to help fund the parish's courthouse and jail, according to complete but unofficial results.
St. Charles Parish voters have renewed a pair of property taxes that provide tens of millions of dollars a year for the parish School Board.
Thomas Malik has secured the District 7 seat on the St. John the Baptist Parish Council, beating out Steven Fraker in Saturday's runoff election.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Voters will head to the polls Saturday to cast ballots on a smattering of races, bond propositions, sales taxes and millage proposals in five parishes throughout the New Orleans area.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Voters throughout Jefferson Parish will be asked Saturday to renew the 6.5-mill property tax that funds the parish’s public library system, while River Ridge and a handful of Metairie voters will decide whether to pay more to become part of the Ea…
Voters in Gretna will consider two 10-year millage renewals on Saturday: 4 mills for the city’s ambulance service and 8.5 mills for fire protection.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
St. Tammany Parish voters will decide Saturday whether to give another chance to a pair of sales tax renewals for the parish jail and courthouse, the highest-profile items among seven issues on the ballot.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Saturday's runoff for a seat on the Orleans Parish Civil District Court bench will be decided along racial lines, if last month's primary results offer a clue.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Voters in St. John the Baptist Parish will go to the polls Saturday to elect a member of the Parish Council and decide on a tax that promises increased flood protection for the parish.
Friday, April 21, 2017
St. Charles Parish voters will decide April 29 whether to renew a pair of property taxes that provide tens of millions of dollars a year for the parish School Board.
Incumbent Mayor John Shaddinger and Joe Peoples, a civilian Police Department employee and volunteer firefighter, will square off in a runoff April 29 to be the next mayor of Westwego. Both are Democrats.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
An Orleans Parish judge was wrong when he forced judicial candidate Suzy Montero to pull TV ads that questioned the legal experience of her opponent, Rachael Johnson, on the day before the March 25 primary election, an appeals court panel ruled We…
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Paula Brown edged out her colleague, Tiffany Chase, to take the race for an open seat on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal.
Westwego Mayor John Shaddinger will have to defeat Joe Peoples, a civilian Police Department employee and volunteer firefighter, in an April 29 runoff to win another term in office.
Thomas Malik and Steven Fraker are headed to a runoff for the District 7 council seat in St. John the Baptist Parish.
Civil attorney Suzanne "Suzy" Montero and insurance attorney Rachael Johnson are headed for a runoff in the race for a vacant seat on the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court bench after a heated primary that featured a flurry of late attack ads.
After two years sitting out of elected office, former Kenner City Councilman Joe Stagni routed two opponents in the race for the open state House seat representing the 92nd District.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Voters head to the polls Saturday to decide a handful of municipal and judicial races, but turnout is expected to be particularly depressed thanks to expected severe weather.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Four of the five seats on the Westwego City Council are being contested in Saturday’s election, including three in which incumbents are seeking new terms. One spot was left open when District 5 Councilman Larry Warino decided against running for r…
The race for an open seat on the Orleans Parish Civil District Court bench features three women from varying legal backgrounds, and a flurry of late campaign hits.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The winner of Saturday's election for a seat on the state appeals court bench in New Orleans will be a veteran Civil District Court jurist with experience clerking at the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Ahead of Saturday's election to fill an open East Jefferson-based seat in the state House, former Kenner City Councilman Joe Stagni has been telling voters that his experience as a legislator, business owner and civic activist makes him best-suite…
Westwego’s mayoral race features a rematch between two candidates who have squared off twice before, along with a political neophyte seeking office for the first time. The election is Saturday.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Kenner voters will decide Saturday whether to renew a property tax adopted in 2003 that generates $2.8 million each year for maintenance and repairs to the city's streets.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Two LaPlace residents will go head-to-head in a special election Saturday for a seat on the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Voters will elect a new representative for the District 7 seat on the St. John the Baptist Parish Council on Saturday, choosing among a tax accountant, a college student and a chemical company manager.
Four state lawmakers. Two City Council members. One current and one former judge. The district attorney. And a businessman turned reality TV host.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Fur is flying in the race for a seat on the Civil District Court bench in Orleans Parish, with the release this week of scathing mailers and TV ads from candidate Rachael Johnson, daughter of Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Chastened by overwhelming voter rejection in 2016 of two sales tax renewals to support operation and upkeep of the parish's jail and courthouse, parish leaders have modified the proposals in ways they hope will make them more palatable.
Tuesday, January 24, 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.