Lafayette Consolidated Government lawyers have determined that a senior assistant to Mayor-President Joel Robideaux did not violate conflict-of-interest regulations when obtaining a personal business loan funded with federal grant money, Robideaux…
BATON ROUGE — A Louisiana lawmaker with a competitive pistol shooting hobby can continue to receive free guns and ammunition and sponsorships from the firearms industry, with some conditions.
Jerod C. Prunty, 47, an aide to Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins, was arrested Saturday and charged with two counts of pandering, according to booking information from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is planning to shake the federal budget and use billions in Pentagon funds to build a barrier along the southern border under the national emergency declaration he issued Friday.
WASHINGTON — Three Louisianans tapped by President Donald Trump for federal judicial posts cleared a key U.S. Senate committee on Thursday, leaving them one step away from confirmation.
Two of New Iberia’s most notable natives will continue to inspire Acadiana through a new public park and exhibit hall under construction in the city’s historic downtown district.
Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam faces calls for his resignation after it was revealed that his yearbook page included a photo of a person in blackface and someone dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe. Northam initially admitted he appeared in the…
It was the hottest Superdome ticket in 10 years: Saints vs. Rams, with the winner advancing to the Super Bowl.
GONZALES — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy said Wednesday he will not agree to Democratic demands to end the partial government shutdown first before opening negotiations over a border wall and immigration reform, holding fast to the president's push for a…
Running for Congress in 2014 as a political outsider, Dr. Ralph Abraham made a pledge that resonated with voters in his conservative northeast Louisiana district: He would not collect his salary if he went to Washington.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has no plans to take money from Louisiana flood control projects to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, a White House spokesman said Saturday as the administration sought to ease concerns that have been …
WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of federal workers weren't paid Friday because of a partial government shutdown, and at least six dozen congressmen nationwide say they won't take their pay until the shutdown is over.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made a somber televised plea for border wall funding Tuesday night, seeking an edge in his shutdown battle with congressional Democrats as he declared there is "a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart …
The Louisiana Political Hall of Fame plans to induct five people during a banquet next month in Lafayette. Tickets for the Feb. 23 event at the Cajundome Convention Center Festival Ballroom (Second Floor) are $125 each for open seating and can be …
WASHINGTON — Louisiana’s lineup of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives didn’t change in November’s midterms. But nearly all of them have changed offices in a literal sense.
A bipartisan federal criminal justice overhaul passed overwhelmingly by the U.S. Senate this week reverberated politically in Louisiana.
WASHINGTON — Louisiana Republicans are digging in behind President Donald Trump’s demand for money to build a wall along the border with Mexico as part of any deal to avoid a partial government shutdown just before Christmas.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of debate and negotiation, Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid.
ST. MARTINVILLE — Mayor Melinda Mitchell’s husband has been let off with a warning after facing a possible misdemeanor simple assault charge following an incident Friday involving a city council member.
Update at 5:06 p.m.: Conque says city-parish legal staff have informed him there can be no vote next year on expanding the future council. Councilman William Theriot, meanwhile, is exploring an amendment to give Lafayette its own mayor. Read updat…
Melville police chief challenger Cleven Clark was arrested Saturday night, accused of hitting a Melville police officer who rode past his daughter’s home with sirens going off in celebration of Chief Anthony Moreau's re-election.
Lafayette voters Saturday overwhelmingly rejected a half-cent sales tax increase that would have raised $25 million a year for law enforcement.
Opposition to splitting the Lafayette City-Parish Council into separate bodies has been muted and unorganized since the council voted four months ago to put a charter amendment proposal to that effect on Saturday's ballot, but is now starting to b…
The Lafayette City-Parish Council on Tuesday denied property tax breaks to two companies seeking the benefit under the state’s industrial tax exemption program.
WASHINGTON — Congress pushed back its deadline to deal with the National Flood Insurance Program by at least a week, passing yet another short-term extension of the program late Thursday.
WASHINGTON — Federal officials will clear the way for Louisiana to dole out recovery grants to flood victims who'd taken out Small Business Administration loans without additional action from President Donald Trump, Sen. Bill Cassidy tweeted on Thursday.
Early voting runs through Saturday for the Dec. 8 election. Below are some of the runoff races and propositions in Acadiana. Click on geauxvote.com for the full list of candidates and propositions.
WASHINGTON — State officials are still waiting on action from the Trump administration before paying out millions in Restore Louisiana flood recovery money to homeowners who’d taken out Small Business Administration disaster loans.
St. Martin Parish Sheriff Ronny Theriot announced Wednesday he will not seek reelection but will serve until his term ends June 30, 2020.
A purchase agreement for the former federal courthouse in downtown Lafayette was finally inked this week, following sticky negotiations and skepticism on the part of City-Parish Council members. That was a relief for those hoping redevelopment of …
State Rep. Blake Miguez’s family business is in jeopardy after it allegedly defaulted on a multimillion-dollar loan that originated with First NBC Bank, which collapsed last year.
WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she has "overwhelming support" from House Democrats to become the next speaker. Asked if sexism might block her second act, she shot back that's a question for the mostly male lawmakers signing a letter agai…
WASHINGTON — With an end-of-the-month deadline looming to avoid a lapse in the National Flood Insurance Program, Louisiana lawmakers are once again pushing another short-term extension.
The Lafayette city-parish mayor and council chairman agree that opponents of the Lafayette Parish property tax proposals that tanked on the ballot Tuesday spread misleading information prior to the election.
WASHINGTON — Voters in all six of Louisiana’s congressional districts re-elected their incumbent congressmen, sending the state’s five Republicans and one Democrat back to Washington for new two-year terms.
WASHINGTON — Congressman Clay Higgins, a Port Barre Republican who rode his viral Crime Stoppers video fame to an upset victory two years ago, managed to beat back six opponents and claim a second term Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — Northwest Louisiana voters sent U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson back to Congress for a second term Tuesday, complete, but unofficial election returns show.
Voters across Baton Rouge and New Orleans cast their ballots on Tuesday, but many missed out on the coveted “I voted” stickers that have lit up social media as voters across the country show off the accessories as signs of civic participation — le…
In the Nov. 6 election, the ballots include the congressional midterm races, as well as other state and local races, state constitutional amendments and local propositions. Below are some of the races and propositions of note in the Baton Rouge region.
WASHINGTON — With just days to go before Election Day, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham is re-introducing himself to voters with a new ad. But most of the Louisianans catching the campaign spot on TV likely live outside Abraham’s district, and some see it …
Casting it as a key step in a broader struggle to build a more equitable justice system, National Urban League President Marc Morial on Wednesday announced his organization’s support for a proposed amendment to Louisiana’s constitution that would …
WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy is the latest high-profile Louisiana politician to throw his endorsement behind Amendment 2, a ballot proposition that would require unanimous jury verdicts in criminal cases.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry isn’t exactly wearing his opposition to Amendment 2 on his sleeve.
NextGen Utility Systems will end its attempts to take over management of Lafayette city utilities if a proposed council resolution opposing such an arrangement succeeds on Nov. 5, a company representative told The Advocate editorial board on Monday.
U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins sailed into Congress on an anti-establishment wave in 2016, but the bombastic viral video star has maintained a relatively low profile as he seeks a second term to represent Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District.
A former sheriff from north Louisiana who pleaded guilty in 1999 to felony charges of misspending public money and mistreating inmates has been named by Gov. John Bel Edwards to a state commission that makes sure used car dealers comply with the law.
At the time of his plea, Jeff Britt, the former sheriff of Tensas Parish, was facing federal civil rights charges for allegedly beating two handcuffed inmates and lying about it to the FBI. He separately faced state charges related to the alleged misappropriation of money.
Conservative anger over corporate firearms policies knocked a pair of banking heavyweights out of the running to underwrite some of Louisiana’s highway bonds, and U.S. Sen. John Kennedy is gunning for more action.
Charles Lancaster Jr., a former longtime state legislator from Metairie who colleagues said was feisty and fervently Republican but never mean-spirited during 32 years in the state House, died early Friday of a heart attack, according to his famil…