Louisiana cast more votes for the anti-abortion Constitutional Amendment 1 earlier this month than were cast for any issue or for any candidate in the history of the state, the official results show.
Baton Rouge lawyer Eboni Johnson-Rose came tantalizingly close on Nov. 3 to an outright win in the three-candidate race for a seat on the 19th Judicial District Court, where her father and uncle already serve.
Charlene Menard, the registrar of voters in Lafayette Parish, got an email during the presidential election from a woman who wanted to know if her grandmother's vote had been counted.
While a new push to boost Louisiana's gas tax is underway, this one faces the same massive hurdles that have killed earlier efforts.
Longtime Baton Rouge civil attorney Melanie Newkome Jones believes she's the most qualified candidate left in the race for a seat on the state 1st Circuit Court of Appeal. Her opponent, former assistant district attorney and current Baton Rouge Ci…
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Texas and Louisiana can cut off funding to Planned Parenthood clinics, reversing earlier decisions stemming from legal battles over abortion.
Leaders of several Louisiana public school systems called on state officials Monday to relax coronavirus quarantine rules that have sent thousands of students home from school because they have been in close proximity to someone who tested positiv…
State officials said Monday they have picked a contractor to handle the first phase of the widening of often-congested Interstate 10 between La. Hwy. 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish and the I0/12 split.
President-Elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped Baker native and LSU alumna Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Truth is over the years almost the only contributors financing the political campaigns of the commissioners overseeing the state’s trucking and utility industries come from the very companies directly regulated by the Louisiana Public Service Comm…
When state legislators redrew congressional districts nearly a decade ago, they designed the 2nd congressional district to elect a Black Democrat from New Orleans.
Congressional Democrats will be gaining a strong voice in the White House when U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond takes a job as a senior adviser to President Joe Biden after Jan. 20.
The two Republicans vying to replace U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham in the 5th U.S. Congressional District have launched attack ads against each other in advance of the Dec. 5 runoff.
One of Louisiana’s leading advocacy organizations for sexual assault survivors asked LSU to work more closely with the group for years, but its requests have been mostly ignored, according to the organization.
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday declined to call for the ouster of any LSU officials in the wake of a scathing investigation that showed school officials repeatedly ignored complaints of sexual abuse and violence, including allegations against s…
In something akin to a secret Santa, Louisiana announced with little fanfare that consumers making purchases on Friday and Saturday won’t have to pay the state’s 4.45% sales taxes.
Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat who typically avoids antagonizing President Donald Trump, on Wednesday noted the president has so far produced little evidence of fraud that would cast doubt on the election, and said he hopes Trump will soon concede.
Several Republicans in Louisiana’s congressional delegation are very happy with their colleague, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, for landing a high-profile post in the Biden administration.
Congressman Steve Scalise said Tuesday he’s pushing Louisiana lawmakers to change the timing of federal elections to end the state’s unique practice of holding primaries in November, which he says puts new members reelected in December runoffs at …
The election technology firm President Donald Trump alleged – without evidence – had deleted 2.7 million votes leased the tablets Louisiana used for early voting and came close to winning the contract to replace all the state’s elderly voting machines.
The state Board of Ethics Board has charged three more members of a Baton Rouge-area groundwater commission with conflict-of-interest violations over their service on the state regulatory panel.
Thirty years ago last month, Louisiana entered the modern gambling era when voters approved a lottery as a way to offset the fallout from the Oil Bust that devastated the state’s oil and gas industry and the government’s finances.
On the phone last week, she sounded like a typical grandmother — full of sage of advice and unqualified love — until she suggested seppuku for everyone who said Joe Biden is now president-elect. They’re all communists who stole the election from P…
The LSU committee looking for a new leader for LSU’s universities, two-year college, agriculture center and medical schools on Friday chose a headhunting firm out of Atlanta to find candidates for the top job.
Louisiana officials issued dire warnings Friday after seeing the largest increase in coronavirus cases on record, as the unprecedented nationwide surge in the virus threatens to hammer the state.
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ coronavirus restrictions have elicited plenty of backlash from conservative lawmakers and residents who are sick of the rules, including some who have loudly proclaimed the orders are unconstitutional.
A group of faith and community-based activists alleged Thursday that Marathon Petroleum Company LP improperly changed an application to get a better deal on tax breaks worth $43 million.
Judge William Morvant was dressed in a typical judge’s robe Thursday, seated between an American and Louisiana flag in a 19th Judicial District Courtroom, ready to take up a pivotal case between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Land…
A Baton Rouge judge on Thursday ruled a law used by House Republican lawmakers to order the governor to revoke his coronavirus restrictions is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to conservatives who have sought for months to loosen the rules.
The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus demanded a public apology Wednesday from an insurance executive who used slang to refer to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as a prostitute in a social media post.
Louisiana’s Democratic governor and Republican attorney general are set to face off in a high-stakes court battle Thursday to decide whether the state’s coronavirus restrictions – including a statewide mask mandate and social distancing requiremen…
The politically powerful nursing home industry, which pockets about $1.2 billion annually, is seeking a minor change to one of Louisiana’s complex regulations in order to score $5 million to $6 million more out of the state budget.
A coalition of contractors and others said Wednesday they plan to push a $300 million per year gas tax hike in 2021 after an earlier effort died without a vote in the state House or Senate.
The Republican Attorneys General Association, chaired by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a legal challenge of a ruling by Pennsylvania’s high court that allowed the counting of presidential ma…
For the past decade or so, Louisiana voters have increasingly skipped the election-day fanfare and instead cast their ballots in the weeklong early voting period, or by mail.
While nearly two out of three Louisiana voters backed sports betting on Election Day, the money raised for state services will likely be well short of a jackpot.
Less than a month after Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican Attorney General Jeff Landy took their oaths of office in January 2016, they were quarreling over an issue on which they both fundamentally agreed.
As Donald Trump became the first president to lose re-election since 1992, not everyone in Louisiana was ready to accept the outcome.
As Sharon Weston Broome and Steve Carter prepare for a Dec. 5 runoff in the race for East Baton Rouge Parish mayor-president, their campaigns are asking: Where did they succeed, and where is there room for improvement?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden stood on the cusp of winning the presidency Friday night, three days after Election Day, as the long, exacting work of counting votes widened his lead over President Donald Trump in critical battleground states.
Gov. John Bel Edwards approved of the vast majority of pet projects lawmakers added to a state budget bill last month, issuing only a handful of line-item vetoes that strip out about $700,000 of the more than $20 million in projects.
In prepared statements, five of Louisiana's Republican members of Congress avoided criticizing President Donald Trump's unsupported claims of widespread voter fraud and a "stolen" election, instead mostly expressing tepid sentiments condemning fra…
Louisianans fought through a surreal Wednesday on frayed nerves, too much coffee and too little sleep as the slow trickle of election results from around the country left unclear who had won the feverishly anticipated presidential election.
Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta pulled down more votes Tuesday night than he did to win reelection in 2014. But the two-time Republican incumbent finds himself facing a rookie Democratic candidate in the Dec. 5 runoff.
A Baton Rouge judge has denied a request by Attorney General Jeff Landry to block Gov. John Bel Edwards from issuing new coronavirus restrictions until he complies with a petition filed by House Republicans to cancel all virus rules, as both sides…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday as Democratic challenger Joe Biden picked up a win in Wisconsin and fought President Donald Trump in other battleground states that could prove crucial in det…
Louisiana lawmakers earlier this year voted overwhelmingly to ask voters to add a new tax break to the state constitution that would allow manufacturers to negotiate lower tax bills with local governments.