President Joe Biden’s administration is tapping the brakes on offshore wind energy development in the Gulf of Mexico to make way for a new fast-tracked effort to open more federal waters to oil and gas drilling.
It's the first climate plan in the Gulf South, setting out big goals to put emissions-heavy Louisiana on a cleaner path. But a report on the effort so far shows how much work remains.
When the 118th Congress began Jan. 3, Majority Leader Steve Scalise, the Jefferson Republican who sets the agenda for the lower chamber, said a dozen or so bills were being readied for a speedy vote that would address the needs of everyday Americans struggling with higher prices and failing schools.
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A measure meant to rein in skyrocketing homeowners insurance rates after multiple hurricanes upended the market won final approval Friday in the Legislature, ending a five-day special session.
Early voting in the state House District 93 special election begins Saturday, with voters in the New Orleans-based district choosing among half a dozen candidates hoping to replace state Sen. Royce Duplessis.
The Port of South Louisiana has disclosed the appraisal it used to come up with a price tag of $445 million to buy the former Avondale shipyard site, a figure that raised eyebrows among regional port officials and politicians when the deal was announced last month.
WASHINGTON — For the first time in generations, Louisiana won’t have a representative on the U.S. House committee that oversees oil and gas matters.
A bill aimed at propping up Louisiana's flailing homeowners insurance market neared final approval Thursday after the Senate Finance Committee backed it.
A federal judge has ordered former Mayor Ray Nagin to boost his monthly payments to the federal government from $500 to $1,200, a compromise decision that falls about midway between what the mayor and federal prosecutors were seeking.
WASHINGTON — Boris Johnson, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom, stopped by Capitol Hill on Wednesday to address the Republican Study Committee, a Louisiana congressman tweeted.
In 1972, Richard Nixon was president, Elvis Presley remained the king – and Jim Donelon narrowly lost a race to be district attorney in Jefferson Parish.
The Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion, Louisiana's largest-ever project to rebuild coastal land, was approved on Wednesday to receive $2.26 billion to move forward with construction, with work expected to begin on the unprecedented plans later this year.
A bill aimed at reviving Louisiana's wobbly property insurance marketplace cleared a crucial hurdle Wednesday when the state House approved it 90-8.
WASHINGTON – The day after President Joe Biden announced that the COVID pandemic emergency orders would end in May, House Republicans on Tuesday evening pushed through legislation that would immediately end the directives and the policies allowed, such as suspending evictions. The House also agreed to reverse vaccination mandates for health care workers.
After more than three hours of discussion, a bill to offer insurance firms $45 million to write policies in hurricane-battered Louisiana cleared its first hurdle Tuesday.
The state Legislature began a special session Monday aimed at ensuring people will still have access to affordable property insurance after a string of hurricanes damaged and destroyed homes and businesses across Louisiana, upending the market.
In a sudden turnaround, the state plans to delay the closing of one lane in each direction through a corridor of Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge until at least 2025.
WASHINGTON — Louisiana lawmakers, lobbyists, and business executives headed home Sunday — many to participate in a special session that starts Monday — from what organizers privately surmise was the most popular Washington Mardi Gras ever.
Despite grumbling from some lawmakers, state leaders are confident they can enact a temporary fix for Louisiana's property insurance crisis in a short special session that begins at noon Monday.
In the grim years after Hurricane Katrina, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon was desperate to find companies willing to sell homeowners insurance in southern Louisiana.
WASHINGTON — Front and center this past week and for the next few months will be raising the nation’s $31.4 trillion debt limit to allow the federal government to borrow more money and pay bills.
The structure taking shape on Grand Isle’s western edge rises 20 feet in the air, not unlike most houses on the barrier island, where stilts are the best defense from the threatening Gulf of Mexico.
WASHINGTON – Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson had breakfast Friday with the French ambassador to the United States to seek help with restoring St. Louis Cathedral and to push Air France to establish direct flights between Paris and New Orleans.
Liz Murrill, a senior lawyer for Attorney General Jeff Landry, is running to replace her boss, who is a candidate to be governor.
WASHINGTON – Candidates in the race for Louisiana governor have descended on Washington Mardi Gras to raise money and make their pitches to the state’s political and business elite in social setting far from home.
WASHINGTON — Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves, who is frequently being named as a possible candidate for governor, was linked Thursday to a GOP leadership post that some say may end talk about his seeking to replace Gov. John Bel Edwards.
WASHINGTON – Fourteen Louisiana mayors, legislators and community leaders were invited to the White House Wednesday to kick off Washington Mardi Gras.
The likely Republican candidates for governor have each said that they’re in or out, except one: Garret Graves, the congressman from Baton Rouge.
With three days to go until the Krewe of Chewbacchus ushers in four weekends of Carnival revelry, Mayor LaToya Cantrell gave New Orleans its Mardi Gras wish on Wednesday: All of the big parading krewes will be able to return to their full, pre-pandemic routes.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.
LAKE PROVIDENCE - Small towns are dying, conventional wisdom says, and newspapers are right next to them in the hospice ward.
John Bel Edwards showed the Democrats’ path to the Governor’s Mansion in both 2015 and 2019 — have the party unite behind a single person, watch the Republicans tear each other up in the primary and then defeat the wounded GOP candidate in the runoff.
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Sunday called a special session of the Legislature to grapple with Louisiana's property insurance crisis.
WASHINGTON — State and local government officials from across Louisiana are heading to the Washington Mardi Gras this week and their top question for the state’s congressional delegation is “what do we do now?”
WASHINGTON — Seeming to come out of left field, President Joe Biden last week blasted Republicans for pushing legislation that would abolish federal income taxes and the Internal Revenue Service then replace those revenues with a 30% or so national sales tax.
State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon pleaded for a special session to tackle Louisiana's property insurance crisis but faced a flurry of skeptical questions Friday from state lawmakers.
A federal judge has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to consult with federal wildlife officials on the impact the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway has on fish habitat.
WASHINGTON – Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome discussed ways to address crime with mayors from major cities around the nation during a whirlwind trip this week to the nation’s capitol.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday more talks among state leaders are needed before any decision is made on a possible special session on property insurance.
WASHINGTON — The countdown toward a possible U.S. government default is in the offing, and frictions between President Joe Biden and House Republicans are raising alarms about whether the United States can sidestep a potential economic crisis.
Louisiana's $2 billion pharmacy contract for state workers means more than 5,000 employees will have to find new pharmacies, Legislative Auditor Mike Waguespack said Wednesday.
The Louisiana Republican Party’s decision to endorse Attorney General Jeff Landry nearly a year before the gubernatorial primary is continuing to stir controversy, with the party’s director warning U.S. Rep. Garret Graves not to join the race and …
In December 2020, as former President Donald Trump was spreading baseless theories that the election was stolen from him, Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows received a text from a Louisianan who has been making allegations about election fraud fo…
WASHINGTON — Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise was quietly mentioned as a candidate for the speaker of the House during the weeklong Republican fight for the chamber’s top job.