Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be heading back to Harvard University this spring as a visiting fellow at the school’s Institute of Politics.
Louisiana is edging closer to the March 1 start date for a new law restoring voting rights to thousands of convicted felons, but with little seemingly settled about how to roll out the change.
When Louisiana voters enacted new restrictions on felons running for office, they inadvertently ensnared the small town of Ball in a new mayoral feud.
A city court judge and a Metro Council member are among those expressing strong interest in a 19th Judicial District Court seat that will soon be up for grabs.
Louisiana Senate President John Alario likened the standoff over how much money state government has available to spend to the deadlock over the border wall that has shut down the federal government.
For two days, more than 200 Republicans from across the South have gathered in Kenner to hear from conservative officials and pundits and share ideas for promoting GOP causes in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and this year’s state-wi…
U.S. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Louisiana House Speaker Taylor Barras each took direct aim at Democrats when they welcomed Republicans from across the south to the New Orleans area on Friday.
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.
The panel that decides how much money the state can spend remains at an impasse over efforts to improve state revenue projections, after House Speaker Taylor Barras blocked the third attempt to boost the forecast on Thursday.
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Entergy Louisiana’s 1 million customers will receive a break on their bills for three months because of a recent ruling by federal regulators.
A steel-covered walkway is being installed at the State Capitol to protect visitors from getting plunked in the head by mortar chunks falling off the 86-year-old building.
An aggressive and ultimately controversial effort by Harrah’s New Orleans Casino to extend its operating license by 30 years died on the final day of the legislative session last year over uncertainty about whether the state was getting a good deal.
Hundreds of Republicans will be flocking to the New Orleans area this weekend for for what’s being billed as one of the biggest GOP events leading up to the 2020 presidential election.
Louisiana residents who rely on food stamps will get their February benefits early under a deal the federal government hashed out to fund the program despite the federal government shutdown.
The main candidates that have entered the race for Louisiana governor are quickly staffing up with less than nine months to go until Election Day.
While public school teachers may get their first substantive pay hike in six years, low salaries are not a glaring issue for new teachers.
Stephenson Technologies Corp., LSU's applied research center, is entering a partnership with Israel-based Check Point Software Technologies to pursue cybersecurity endeavors together.
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A report by the usually noncontroversial League of Women Voters of Louisiana that says charter schools need more oversight is sparking arguments.
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser said Monday the number of international tourists who visited Louisiana is up 37 percent, the second biggest increase in the nation.
A former LSU student and fraternity member accused of pushing another student down two flights of stairs during an August 2017 fraternity preview event pleaded not guilty Monday.
First came the hometown shout-outs from President Donald Trump — to the “exciting” New Orleans Saints, to Drew Brees, who “is one hell of a quarterback,” and to Louisiana’s Republican senators and congressmen.
A lot of fingers were pointed when a special state committee convened last week to decide whether to take over the Natchitoches Parish village of Clarence, which has such a staggering debt that policemen have been laid off and drinking water is ab…
Bipartisan support is building around a plan to allow sports wagering in Louisiana casinos, but a host of issues have yet to be hashed out and it will likely be more than a year before the first bet is placed here.
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 …
Gov. John Bel Edwards and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf have made a sweet bet over the outcome of Sunday's NFL playoff match between the New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles.
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.
The state’s own fiscal troubles have gotten in the way of hiring specialists to swoop into financially troubled towns, push aside local elected officials and unilaterally fix the municipality’s finances.
Louisiana is on track to become the first state to adopt a new method of obtaining normally pricey hepatitis C drugs — a move that health officials hope will ultimately help the state eradicate the deadly liver-damaging disease.
Visible work on the $360 million plan to widen Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge is likely a year away, Louisiana's transportation chief said Thursday.
Louisiana is under a state of emergency amid concerns about high river levels caused by increased rain over the last few weeks.
A judge Thursday spurned Attorney General Jeff Landry's argument that Louisiana's public records law only applies to state citizens, refusing to throw out a lawsuit filed against Landry by a woman who lives in Indiana.
About half of Louisiana voters -- including 67 percent of Democrats, 43 percent of independents and 38 percent of Republicans — approve of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ job performance as he heads into what’s expected to be a tough re-election battle thi…
Louisiana has been awarded a $1.2 million, multi-year grant to beef up efforts to prevent human trafficking through a program that is expected to serve as a model for states throughout the country.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will visit New Orleans on Monday to address the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual convention.
Louisiana benefited from billions more in federal spending than taxpayers sent to Washington in 2017, according to a new report out this week.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging the Trump administration and Congressional Democrats to reach an agreement that will put an end to a federal government shutdown that has stretched on for nearly three weeks.
Baton Rouge businessman and Republican candidate for governor Eddie Rispone took part in a meet and greet event in Baton Rouge Tuesday night, introducing himself to potential voters.
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 …
Louisiana is only one week into its new regime for charging sales taxes for goods purchased over the internet and already some experts are saying they are bewildered by the new rules.
Louisiana Republicans have said for months that they would like to rally behind a single candidate in an attempt to defeat Gov. John Bel Edwards this fall.
The Louisiana governor's race is shaping up to be one of the state's most expensive elections to date — with campaigns reporting millions in the bank 10 months out from election day.
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 …
Two familiar issues won’t be on Gov. John Bel Edwards’ agenda in 2019. There will be no tax hikes and no special sessions heading into the final year of Edwards’ first term in office.
The Trump administration reversed course Friday and said it will restart the sale and renewal of federal flood insurance policies amid an ongoing government shutdown.
Pay raises for Louisiana teachers will be Gov. John Bel Edwards' priority heading into 2019, but there are some items on the governor's wish list that have remained elusive as he heads into the final year of his first term.