The state’s oil and gas industry, long the engine that drives Louisiana’s economy, is sputtering under the weight of a global oil glut and plummeting commodity prices.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Abbeville’s mayor and city council say they’ll press ahead with utility service cut-offs, if necessary, if customers don’t pay their bills.
U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Lafayette, on Thursday remained unbowed and said he’s unbloodied, politically, after releasing a video statement this week in which he criticized Gov. John Bel Edwards’ mandates to close businesses an access of his author…
St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot announced he would take a leave of absence to recuperate from an illness not related to the recent coronavirus outbreak.
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser issued a “pardon” for one lucky Louisiana crawfish Tuesday, although the Plaquemines Parish Republican said the crustacean’s family members were likely to see the inside of a steel pot full of boiling water.
WASHINGTON — The coronavirus outbreak has killed more than 2,600 people across the globe and infected 80,000. But there's little federal funding immediately available to pay for fighting a potential pandemic in the United States.
Today in The Rundown: Who's Mike Johnson and what's next for him? Did the guy who Edwin Edwards bribed get a pardon? Cassidy launches an expected re-election bid. And much, much more Louisiana politics news.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson was one of the faces of President Donald Trump's recent impeachment defense — hand-picked by the president to be on a tight-knit response team that did countless appearances on television. But it was the behind-…
Josh Guillory promised to make life easier for property developers and residents alike in his successful campaign for mayor-president last year. For flood-weary residents, Guillory pledged to fix Lafayette’s drainage system. Developers, meanwhile,…
WASHINGTON — Louisiana's Republican U.S. senators split as the GOP-controlled Senate voted Thursday to rein in President Donald Trump's ability to take military action in Iran without congressional approval.
Today in The Rundown: Gov. Edwards has named a new Health secretary; the BP oil spill may have been even worse than thought; educators ask the Louisiana Legislature to consider funds for student mental health; and everything else you need to know …
WASHINGTON — More than a dozen members of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus are backing former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign.
WASHINGTON — Settling into his role in the House GOP minority defending President Donald Trump from impeachment and other battles with Democrats, U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, of Jefferson, dwarfed all fundraising from other Republicans in the state in…
WASHINGTON — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards joined other governors for a black-tie dinner at the White House Sunday night and returned Monday for business meetings — just three months after Edwards was elected to a second term despite President D…
WASHINGTON — Louisiana Republicans have spent the past two days decrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's ripping of a copy of President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech at its conclusion Tuesday evening.
WASHINGTON — During a celebratory address marking his impeachment acquittal, President Donald Trump heaped praise upon Louisiana Republicans who have been among his closest allies.
Duson Police Chief Kip Judice announced Wednesday he’s running to replace suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope in the Nov. 3 general election.
WASHINGTON — Upset by what's been viewed as repeated slights to President Donald Trump, at least one ranking Republican in Louisiana is calling for Utah Sen. Mitt Romney to be censured.
WASHINGTON — Louisiana's Republican U.S. senators helped acquit President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, both voting "not guilty" on articles of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
WASHINGTON — Count several high-profile Louisiana Republicans among those expressing outrage over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to rip up a copy of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address at its conclusion Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON — Rather than looking for controversial, statement-making guests, it appears most of the Louisiana delegation is welcoming friends and family to President Donald Trump's third State of the Union speech.
WASHINGTON — Over the past year, President Donald Trump has raked in more campaign contributions from Louisiana residents than all 11 Democratic candidates combined.
WASHINGTON — Taking just a handful of opportunities to ask questions in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, U.S. Sens. John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy both raised points that aimed to bolster the president's case.
Lafayette Consolidated Government staff and attorneys are researching how at-will employees of three prior administrations received severance pay when a new mayor-president took office.
Louisiana has its third confirmed death from a vaping-related illness reported by more than 2,600 people across the country.
Assistant District Attorney Daniel Landry on Thursday formally announced his candidacy to succeed his boss, Keith Stutes, who will retire this year as district attorney of the 15th Judicial District.
Lafayette Consolidated Government is accusing the Sheriff’s Office of deliberately overcharging parish government for the care of state inmates and hiding the practice with shady accounting. In a strongly worded legal filing this week, LCG also cl…
WASHINGTON — Louisiana is set to play a major role in the abortion debate when the U.S. Supreme Court takes up challenges to a 2014 state law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to attend the College Football Playoff championship game in New Orleans on Jan. 13, according to a source familiar with preparations underway but not authorized to discuss them publicly.
WASHINGTON — Former NFL Saints star and ALS advocate Steve Gleason will receive the Congressional Gold Medal during a Jan. 15 ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is one of more than 30 governors to tell President Donald Trump that their states will continue to accept refugees.
Lafayette Mayor-President-elect Josh Guillory said he would appoint former Olympic medalist Hollis Conway director of the Community Development Department. Conway serves as assistant athletic director for UL Lafayette with a focus on diversity, le…
The top Senate Republican on Thursday denounced the “unfair” House impeachment of President Donald Trump and reassured Trump and his supporters that “moments like this are why the United States Senate exists.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sample of the sights and sounds across Washington and beyond on a momentous day in Washington on Wednesday as the House votes on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump (all times local):
WASHINGTON — Louisiana congressmen took on key roles during the historic impeachment of President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday evening to approve two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON — Two Louisiana congressmen made their mark on a series of increasingly contentious hearings this week on the attempt to impeach President Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday he sees momentum building behind two of his daughter/adviser's top priorities: paid family leave and enhanced childcare programs.
Don Landry announce his candidacy this week for district attorney in the 15th Judicial District. He was scheduled to make the announcement official at an event at 6 p.m. Thursday at The Madison, 406 E. Madison St., Broussard.
WASHINGTON — Two Louisiana congressmen will have front-row seats as the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump enters its next phase.
Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux's company helps the Sheriff's Office build strategic relationships, conducts outreach and recruits volunteers to promote social, educational and spiritual relationships between the community and the department.
St. Landry Parish District Attorney Earl Taylor announced Friday he’ll be stepping down in February after 23 years in office and endorsed First Assistant District Attorney Charles Cravins as his successor.
Six new Lafayette economic development districts that come with additional sales and hotel occupancy taxes received preliminary approval Tuesday from the Lafayette City-Parish Council.
WASHINGTON — During their most recent nationally televised debate, Democratic presidential candidates were asked how they feel about Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ position as an anti-abortion Democrat.
Lafayette Parish Mayor-President-elect Josh Guillory announced in a news release Wednesday evening the appointment of Jim Doré to head his transition team.
WASHINGTON — David Joseph, the U.S. attorney who recently prosecuted a former Louisiana state prison warden and the warden's ex-wife in an elaborate scheme using public funds for personal purchases, has been nominated to the federal bench.
When election seasons end, the campaign yard signs littered throughout the state have no place to go but the garbage can, creating a large carbon footprint — until now.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy wants more information released publicly about the circumstances of Jeffrey Epstein’s death, alluding during a Senate hearing to a conspiracy theory that the wealthy sex offender might not have killed himself.