The Lafayette City-Parish Council on Tuesday formally called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Vermilion River as quickly as possible, or alternatively to support the city-parish in pursuing a dredging project on its own.
WASHINGTON — Louisiana's critical agriculture, energy and petrochemicals industries would likely get a big boost if Congress finalizes a new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal by the end of the year as some Republicans are hoping, but so far, a deal is…
The national debt is exploding because of the number of Baby Boomers becoming eligible for Medicare and Social Security, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy said during a meeting in Opelousas on Monday.
As Acadiana political leaders preach cooperation across parish lines in regional flood control efforts, the Lafayette City-Parish Council on Tuesday will consider an idea that so far has proved divisive: dredging the Vermilion River.
The latest jobs numbers for Louisiana were announced Friday, and they immediately became a political football in the governor’s race.
Frustrated judges and court employees on Thursday pleaded with Lafayette City-Parish Council members for more money for personnel and improvements to the parish courthouse.
The Lafayette Utilities System is planning to revamp the way it manages electricity outages, five years after installing a $22 million “smart grid” across the city.
WASHINGTON — Nearly a quarter of Louisiana residents polled by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute say they oppose abortion, even in cases of rape and incest — a rate higher than any other state in the poll.
As the Lafayette City-Parish Council considers its final budget before disbanding next year, council members are hearing a familiar story when it comes finding money for jailhouse services.
Ted L. Jones, a veteran guitar-playing lobbyist in Baton Rouge and Washington, D.C., who could trace his Louisiana political lineage back to Earl K. Long, died early Sunday. He was 85.
The races are set for Lafayette Mayor-President and the new Lafayette City Council and Lafayette Parish Council, with some last-minute qualifiers emerging to contest incumbents.
An adept, confident and consummate politician, former Gov. Edwin Edwards said he’s pretty sure he never would have run for office if the political environment then was like it is today.
Hopeful elected officials began to officially file for their respective races Tuesday as qualifying for dozens of Louisiana positions opens ahead of the Oct. 12 general election.
Hopeful elected officials began to officially file for their respective races Tuesday as qualifying for dozens of Louisiana positions opened ahead of the Oct. 12 general election.
WASHINGTON — After more than 30 people were killed in mass shootings over the weekend, Louisiana leaders condemned the violence but stopped short of calling for stricter regulations on guns.
The race for Louisiana governor has generated little heat so far, but that seems likely to change beginning this week, when candidates officially qualify for the state’s highest office, less than 10 weeks before the primary.
WASHINGTON — Louisiana voters have given twice as much campaign cash to Donald Trump's re-election effort this year than to all of his Democratic opponents combined, but Democrats have managed to get some money from supporters in the state.
Gov. John Bel Edwards was in Lafayette on Friday to tour some of the improvements at South Louisiana Community College and promote his new workforce development plan.
WASHINGTON — A Louisiana congressman and political rival of Gov. John Bel Edwards is seeking a federal probe into whether the Edwards administration misspent taxpayer dollars to misrepresent the impact of Medicaid expansion in the state.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has passed a sweeping two-year, $2.7 trillion spending deal, sending it to President Donald Trump as Congress begins its August recess.
People must be at least 16 years old to marry in Louisiana, medical marijuana patients can inhale cannabis and women seeking medication abortions face new restrictions, as more than 260 new state laws take effect Thursday.
WASHINGTON — Sizing up the first night of CNN's Democratic debates, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy slammed Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination as socialists — fulfilling one candidate's prediction and winning the president's attention.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House has left the Capitol through Sept. 9 and the U.S. Senate is racing to wrap up its work by the end of the week.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday passed a sweeping two-year, $2.7 trillion spending deal brokered by both parties and supported by the Trump administration, with Louisiana's members split on support for it.
A memo from the Louisiana Attorney General's Office alleging the Lafayette City-Parish Council violated the Louisiana Open Meetings law was not intended for public release.
The office of the Louisiana Attorney General is accusing several Lafayette City-Parish Council members of violating the state's open meetings law in several text messages, but said it can't take action because the alleged violations took place too…
WASHINGTON — Louisiana's new subscription model for getting hepatitis C treatment to Medicaid patients and prisoners was the focus of a gathering Monday to see whether such an idea can be mirrored in other states.
Registered voters in the city of Lafayette are beginning to receive voter registration cards in the mail that identify their new city and parish council districts.
WASHINGTON — Louisiana U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins is among a bipartisan delegation of House members visiting the U.S.-Mexico border to view facilities firsthand, amid a heated debate on Capitol Hill about conditions for migrants.
A Youngsville 17-year-old with a rare bone disorder and a passion for politics is trying to make the world a better place for people with disabilities.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House, on a near party-line vote Thursday, advanced a proposal to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025.
WASHINGTON — Just under half of potential Louisiana voters view the state’s U.S. senators positively, but both have dipped slightly in popularity from a few months ago, according to a new poll.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted Tuesday night to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congr…
WASHINGTON — With the National Flood Insurance Program nearing its latest expiration date, members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation are pushing a bipartisan proposal to reauthorize the program for five years, putting an end to the cycle of …
Gov. John Bel Edwards took to the stump Tuesday in Lafayette to lay out a stark choice for voters in the governor's race this year, as battle lines in the race are drawn and Edwards' opponents step up their attacks on the incumbent Democrat.
It turns out Lafayette Parish voters won't be asked to consider in November a new sales tax to fund drainage improvements after all.
WASHINGTON — John Fleming describes the goal in his new job in the Trump administration simply: “more jobs, better jobs and a higher standard of living in communities" that are economically disadvantaged.
WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders recently quashed talks of raising their own salaries amid public backlash, but little attention is paid to how much they spend each year to run their offices — an amount that fluctuates based on several factors a…
Treasurer John Schroder said he won't let Louisiana spend $25 million from the state's unclaimed property account for general operating expenses this year, calling the regularly used financing mechanism illegal.
The Louisiana Supreme Court decided Wednesday not to review lower court rulings in a lawsuit over how to correct Lafayette City Council district errors, clearing the way for fall council elections.
Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco never expected to accept an honor on the side of a highway, but that's exactly what she did Tuesday as officials unveiled signage to rename a stretch of U.S. 90 in her honor.
WASHINGTON — The Louisiana Legislature rejected a proposal that would have raised the smoking age from 18 to 21 during its most recent session, but it may not have a choice on the issue if some members of Congress get their way.
Keith Stutes, district attorney for the 15th Judicial District that includes Lafayette, Acadia and Vermilion parishes, does not plan to seek re-election in 2020.
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.