WASHINGTON — The U.S. House advanced late Tuesday a $4.5 billion emergency humanitarian aid measure meant to address increasingly dire conditions in facilities where thousands of migrants — many of them children — are being held after crossing the…
This year the state took the first step towards taking over the administration of more financially troubled towns than ever before.
Regulators have handed out the first permits to allow businesses to sell legal CBD products in Louisiana, as the state's new laws on hemp and CBD products take hold.
Lafayette will soon have three new cultural districts as the applications for Greater Freetown-Port Rico, University Gateway and the Oil Center cultural districts were conditionally approved by the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
Ralph Abraham’s campaign for governor has garnered about 20,000 views on Facebook for a stirring political advertisement that features a speech by the late conservative radio personality Paul Harvey extolling the virtues of farmers.
WASHINGTON — On a recent crisp blue-skied morning, Steve Scalise was in a jovial mood on the baseball field: Lots of backslapping. A little smack-talking. His distinctive chuckle cutting across the field in exuberant bursts.
At least five of the eight elected members of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education plan to seek another term, and all three of Gov. John Bel Edwards' appointees hope to return as well.
As a Democrat, Gov. John Bel Edwards should be about as popular among Louisiana’s farmers as a downpour during an afternoon harvest, voter data and poll numbers indicate.
A clear majority of Louisiana voters don’t want Donald Trump to win a second term as president, an independent poll shows.
WASHINGTON — Both of Louisiana’s U.S. senators say they believe that Iran is trying to provoke America, but the best path to handling increased tensions with the Middle Eastern country is maintaining sanctions.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed two Trump nominees for openings on Louisiana federal court benches.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson was booed multiple times during a hearing on slave reparations and racial injustice on Wednesday when he said such repayments would "almost certainly be unconstitutional on their face" and that "monetary reparat…
After receiving backlash from parts of his political base for signing a six-week abortion ban into law, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday he is not concerned about losing Democratic support for the move as he runs for re-election this year.
A group supporting Gov. John Bel Edwards in his re-election bid has launched the first television advertisement in this year’s race, a 30-second spot crediting him for an upcoming teacher pay raise and education spending boosts legislators approve…
Taxpayers are not footing the bill for a Lafayette mayor-president candidate to use the publicly-owned Cajundome Convention Center for an event as suggested by a conservative group on its Facebook page Monday.
WASHINGTON — Prescription drug prices are too high. That's something Republicans and Democrats agree on in a climate defined by partisan division.
Louisiana Democrats cheered Gov. John Bel Edwards as he made the case for why he deserves re-election this year, at the party’s annual fundraising dinner in New Orleans on Saturday night.
An appeals court is scheduled Wednesday to hear arguments on a lawsuit challenging whether errors in new city of Lafayette council district boundary descriptions can be corrected without another home rule charter vote.
WASHINGTON — A major hurdle has been cleared toward fixing the duplication-of-benefits trap that has kept thousands of Louisiana residents affected by catastrophic floods from tapping into federal recovery dollars.
WASHINGTON — U.S. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise got into an awkward exchange over Louisiana's coastal erosion during an appearance on CBS This Morning on Friday — the second anniversary of a mass shooting that the Louisiana Republican barely s…
An attorney for the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board fired last month after state lawmakers blasted his handling of sexual assault complaints against state-licensed physical therapists has fired back in a lengthy letter.
WASHINGTON — U.S. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise largely waved off the backlash that President Donald Trump has faced over remarks he made in an ABC News interview about taking dirt from foreign governments on his political opponents.
Today in The Rundown: NFIP brings House Dems and GOP together; collection of online sales taxes will take longer than expected; JBE launches teachers roundtable tour; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today.
Holden Matthews, the suspect accused of burning three historically black St. Landry churches in a 10-day span, has been charged with hate crimes and other charges by a federal grand jury.
WASHINGTON — House Democrats and Republicans came together Wednesday to praise a proposed five-year extension of the National Flood Insurance Program — a rare display of bipartisanship in a chamber normally fractured along party lines.
Today in The Rundown: Rideshare apps could be coming to more rural areas of Louisiana; a Baton Rouge businessman renews calls for new leadership at LSU; a bake sale for abortion rights; a proposed special designation for the WWII Museum in New Orl…
WASHINGTON — Louisiana’s congressional delegation is pushing a proposal that could provide an immeasurable boost to both the finances and publicity for the National World War II Museum in New Orleans: It wants the 75th anniversary of the war’s end…
U.S. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise was beaned in the shoulder with a wild pitch during an early-morning baseball practice this week, but the Louisiana Republican laughed it off.
WASHINGTON — Work is underway on a 5-year reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program in the U.S. House this week as lawmakers try to find common ground on long-term stability for the program after years of stop-gap extensions.
Monday’s audit report questioning LSU management’s ham-handed efforts to sell software developed by the university prompted renewed demands Tuesday for the wholesale removal of the flagship’s leadership by a former Board of Regents chairman.
Today in The Rundown: Republican lieutenant governors visit New Orleans, I-10 widening prompts road closures, an analysis of traffic cam tickets and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today.
Candidates for the new Lafayette City Council are being hindered from campaigning because the Louisiana Secretary of State Office will not release lists of registered voters in the five new City Council districts despite a judge's order to make th…
Today in The Rundown: Looking back at what happened during the Louisiana Legislature's 2019 session; the next step as Congress looks to a long-term NFIP plan; why Louisiana's 2020 Democratic primary date is changing; and everything else you need t…
WASHINGTON — A long-term authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program will get its first hearing in the U.S. House this week, but Louisiana's senators already are voicing concern over critical provisions that they say the current proposal…
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, of California, has secured the backing of two prominent Louisiana Democrats — New Orleans City Council President Helena Moreno and Baton Rouge State Rep. Ted James — in her bid for the 2020 Democratic presiden…
Today in The Rundown: Louisiana Legislature is wrapping up a 2019 session that wasn't all about the budget like years past, but abortion, gaming and food naming have drawn a lot of attention. Catch up on what's left at the end. Plus some big news …
In the weeks following Hurricane Katrina, then-Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco made a somewhat unpopular decision.
Today in The Rundown: The latest on the Louisiana Legislature efforts as session winds down; NFIP renewed through September; Sportsbetting proposal revived; Uber/Lyft bill makes it through; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politic…
WASHINGTON — The National Flood Insurance Program that millions of people rely on has gotten another temporary extension, as members of Congress renew efforts to work out a long-term proposal.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy is joining a bipartisan push to help media outlets team up in the fight to get more ad revenue from Facebook and Google, which have profited for years off content created by other outlets.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, a New Orleans Democrat who recently led the Congressional Black Caucus, has been tapped as a co-chair to Joe Biden's presidential campaign, a top-level adviser role where he is expected to work on voter enga…
WASHINGTON — The National Flood Insurance Program received a temporary reprieve on Thursday, just one day before it was set to expire and after two previous attempts were thwarted.
Louisiana lawmakers have passed a bill that would ban abortions at about six weeks of pregnancy if upheld by the courts, sending it to the governor's desk without exceptions for victims of rape and incest.
Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin wants a district judge to reconsider his decision allowing corrections to new city and parish council district descriptions and allowing candidates to qualify for those council seats while an appeal is pending.
An appeal has been filed challenging a judge's ruling that errors with new city of Lafayette and parish of Lafayette council districts can be corrected with a City-Parish Council ordinance.
Louisiana's delegation split along party lines when the Democrat-controlled U.S. House voted Friday in favor of a sweeping ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Louisiana's Ethics Board opened the door Friday for legislators to immediately take jobs at the state Capitol once their terms end, despite ethics provisions that mandate that other public servants wait two years before working for the agencies wh…