Acadiana's 48th House District is largely made up of working class families living in suburban homes, but work has been harder to come by in recent years because of a sluggish economy. That's been a key issue for the four candidates seeking to rep…
Four of the five candidates for Lafayette mayor-president submitted campaign finance reports as of Thursday in the Oct. 12 election.
Carlee Alm-LaBar, the no-party candidate for Lafayette mayor-president, outpaced her opponents in raising money for her campaign, according to campaign finance reports that were due Thursday.
Lafayette City Council candidate Andy Naquin has been fined for not filing a campaign finance report after the 2015 City-Parish Council election in which he was unseated by Bruce Conque.
In four weeks, residents of Lafayette Parish will go to the polls for an historic election, casting votes for the first time in more than 25 years for separate Lafayette City Council and Lafayette Parish Council representatives.
A recent poll found that 71% of Louisiana's voters believe in climate change and 50% say they're seeing its effects today, leading pollster Bernie Pinsonat to conclude that opinions in Louisiana are changing on the subject.
More than half the seats on Louisiana's top school board are on the Oct. 12 primary ballot, which means the direction of public schools in the state could be in for a big change.
Republicans are likely to tighten their grip over the Louisiana Legislature this fall because they are favored to pick up more seats held by outgoing Democratic legislators, analysts said.
Louisiana voters will have extra incentive to cast their votes in the fall primary and general elections thanks to a new commemorative sticker created by a Lafayette artist.
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.
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.
Attorneys for Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin and a Lafayette businessman filed a request Wednesday for the Louisiana Supreme Court to hear a lawsuit over whether the Lafayette City-Parish Council can correct errors in new city council di…
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.
Acadiana voters overwhelmingly approved four tax renewals and a new tax on the ballot Saturday, according to complete but unofficial election results.
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.
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.
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.
A number of races and taxes will be on local ballots on Saturday across Louisiana. Here's everything you need to know.
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.
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…
Lafayette voters Saturday overwhelmingly rejected a half-cent sales tax increase that would have raised $25 million a year for law enforcement.
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 — 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 — 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.
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 …
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry isn’t exactly wearing his opposition to Amendment 2 on his sleeve.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A special election will be held in November to fill a newly-vacant Louisiana state Senate seat.
Early voting for the March 24 election begins Saturday and ends March 17. A runoff election, if needed, is scheduled April 28. The propositions and elections are listed below.
Bloomberg’s called Tuesday’s special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama a “Hobson’s choice” for the Republicans because of the party’s association with Roy Moore, the 70-year-old Republican candidate recently accused of hitting on teenage …
Though few voters and reporters paid heed, the recent state treasurer’s race gave us a preview of how things might play out in the 2019 gubernatorial election.
A comparative handful of voters Saturday chose Covington businessman John Schroder to be the state’s treasurer for the next two years.
The dénouement of an 11-month race to choose a new state treasurer will come Saturday when Louisiana voters – though not many – will cast ballots.
Later this week, voting machines will be moved from their secured warehouses to 3,904 precincts around the state.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler seems downright depressed about the Nov. 18 runoff, when only one of 10 voters are expected to participate in deciding who handles the state’s money. Not a taciturn fellow, Schedler laments democracy’s future and sh…
Lafayette Parish voters on Nov. 18 will determine whether the parish budget is in grave peril or just plain bad shape. The Nov. 18 ballot consists of two property tax renewals that voters rejected in April, as well as the reallocation of an existing tax.
The Democrat vying to be Louisiana's next treasurer is asking the state ethics board to waive a $2,100 fine for not filing his campaign finance report on time, saying difficulty associated with his paralysis delayed the filing.
Perhaps feeling that voters are reaching the end of their tolerance for dysfunctional government, Louisiana House members of both parties gathered Thursday to talk about how to deal with the impending “fiscal cliff.”
Craig Greene, a Baton Rouge orthopedic surgeon making his first bid for public office, won Saturday’s election to the Louisiana Public Service Commission.
Polls indicate that roughly a quarter of the state’s registered voters are heading into Saturday’s election not only undecided but unsure who the candidates for state treasurer are.
Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, as anticipated, on Tuesday night won a spot in in the runoff to represent Acadiana in Congress.
In suburban New Orleans, Jefferson Republican Congressman Steve Scalise, who as House majority whip is the third-highest-ranking leader, appears to have won reelection Tuesday night.