Six residents who were inadvertently left out of city council voting district descriptions created by the Dec. 8 charter amendment want a judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging the charter amendment election.
WASHINGTON — Republican members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation praised the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year probe into Russia’s election interference — some viewing it as vindication for President Donald Trump’s campai…
Just days after announcing he was considering running for Lafayette mayor-president, attorney Joshua Guillory announced on broadcast media outlets Wednesday he is in the race.
Lafayette attorney Josh Guillory, who unsuccessfully opposed incumbent Clay Higgins in 2018 for the 3rd Congressional District seat, is considering running for Lafayette mayor-president.
Gov. John Bel Edwards faced one of his Republican gubernatorial challengers for the first time Thursday, squaring off with Congressman Ralph Abraham in a policy-focused forum that touched on health care, infrastructure and taxes.
Large majorities of Louisiana residents support Medicaid expansion and state protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions if the Affordable Care Act is tossed out by the courts, a new LSU poll has found.
Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is asking a judge to halt fall elections for the new city and parish councils and throw out all or part of a Dec. 8 voter-approved Lafayette Parish charter amendment.
After months of blocking state revenue forecasts, Louisiana House Speaker Taylor Barras finally agreed Wednesday to recognize additional dollars, resolving one of the most significant disputes of the Legislative session and allowing lawmakers to f…
Corrections officials are using much of their savings from Louisiana’s trimmed prison population to house inmates from the state’s biggest parishes closer to home in a handful of jails with more services.
Before diving into his annual State of the State address on Monday, Gov. John Bel Edwards condemned the recent spate of “disturbing” fires that have engulfed churches in Louisiana.
More than 30,000 people in Louisiana have been booted from the Medicaid program, after an upgraded state computer check determined they earn too much to receive the taxpayer-financed health insurance.
Matthew Sias Jr., a native of Carencro and a Lafayette business owner, has announced his candidacy for the new Lafayette City Council District 1 seat.
Nearly half of Louisiana residents polled say the state is heading in the right direction, up from 39 percent a year ago, according to the latest annual Louisiana Survey.
Thousands of Louisiana residents who were affected by severe floods in 2016 and remain in a "duplication of benefits" trap likely won’t see a resolution for several more weeks, despite the state’s congressional delegation’s attempts to address the issue.
A Houma state representative has proposed legislation that could lead to the consolidation of all sales tax collections and, he says, bring Louisiana in line with a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that opened the door to broad taxation of the internet.
Attorney General Jeff Landry is backing legislation he says will protect health care coverage for thousands of Louisiana residents if a lawsuit he's engaged in successfully overturns the federal Affordable Care Act.
Sarah Gauthier Roy, a native and resident of Lafayette, has announced her candidacy for the new Lafayette City Council District 1 seat.
With one week until the 2019 legislative session starts, a crucial House panel has begun hearings on Louisiana's $30 billion spending plan for the coming year. Despite a rare stability in the state's finances, things are already off to a rocky start.
Scott leaders will have to get creative to provide the city's residents with fire and police protection and other public services after voters on Saturday narrowly rejected a proposed 1 percent sales tax.
Scott residents will have the opportunity to vote Saturday on a proposed 1 percent sales tax. It's one of a handful of ballot items around the state and the only vote taking place in Lafayette Parish.
Suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope, who was convicted of four felonies in October and awaits sentencing, may be considering a run for Lafayette Parish Sheriff.
A state senator has asked for a Louisiana Attorney General opinion on whether the Lafayette City-Parish Council can change new city and parish council districts and voter precincts with a council ordinance or whether a home rule charter amendment,…
A number of races and taxes will be on local ballots on Saturday across Louisiana. Here's everything you need to know.
State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson of New Orleans almost certainly won’t face prosecution for having illegally entered L’Auberge Baton Rouge casino last month, Hillar Moore III, the East Baton Rouge Parish district attorney, said Saturday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Tens of thousands of Louisiana residents will be receiving checks in the mail from the state, not tax refunds, but other unclaimed property dollars collected by the treasury.
Carlee Alm-LaBar, a former Lafayette Consolidated Government director, is challenging Mayor-President Joel Robideaux in the Oct. 12 election.
Lafayette City-Parish Councilman William Theriot said Friday he will not challenge Mayor-President Joel Robideaux in the upcoming municipal elections.
With nine months left in his first term in office, Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux recounted in his annual report Thursday accomplishments over the past year, such as attracting Swiss helicopter manufacturer Kopter, three film production …
The Lafayette City-Parish Council won't seek an attorney general opinion on whether a vote of the people is needed to correct new city and parish district lines.
A four-person Lafayette Consolidated Government legal team, in an opinion released Friday to the City-Parish Council, concluded the "only appropriate and proper" way to correct discrepancies and omissions in new city and parish council districts i…
Lafayette City-Parish Councilman Jay Castille wants his fellow council members to request state and federal investigations of a senior aide to Mayor-President Joel Robideaux.
Four Lafayette City-Parish Council members want a Louisiana Attorney General's opinion on whether the council can change descriptions of new city and parish council districts or whether a vote of the people is needed.
With qualifying six months away for the Lafayette mayor-president's election, a candidate may be emerging to contest incumbent Joel Robideaux.
Those interested in attending Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux's annual address, the Robideaux Report, as well as a community showcase that follows won't be charged admission.
Jeremy Hidalgo, District 9 Lafayette Parish School Board member, announced Thursday that he is not seeking re-election to the school board. Instead, Hidalgo will be a candidate for the new Lafayette Parish Council District 3.
District 5 Lafayette Parish School Board member Britt Latiolais has announced he is seeking a second term in the Oct. 12 election.
Attorney General Jeff Landry has issued an opinion on Lafayette School Board Member Jeremy Hidalgo’s new job as chief operating officer for the city of Broussard.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's U.S. senators have stalled nominees for jobs at the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The senators are trying to force the agency to release long-stalled legal guidance that could help Louisia…
At the end of 2014, heading into the campaign for Lafayette mayor-president, outgoing state Rep. Joel Robideaux had $335,000 in his campaign war chest. Heading into 2019, having served three years as mayor-president, he has less than $43,000 to la…
More than $10 million earmarked for several Lafayette road and transportation projects, including nearly $7 million to redevelop Main Street in downtown, may be transferred to unrelated projects because they’ve been declared dormant after at least…
Lafayette Consolidated Government lawyers have determined that a new vote of the people is not needed to correct omissions and discrepancies in political lines created when a home rule charter amendment was placed on the Dec. 8 ballot, some City-P…
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.