Former Gov. Bobby Jindal says he thinks that the media is treating President Donald Trump unfairly, as the president continues to ramp up his anti-press rhetoric.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
The State Bond Commission barred two of the largest banks in the world from participating in efforts to fund some highway projects in Louisiana because of firearms policies instituted after recent mass shootings.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Candidates vying to be Louisiana secretary of state want to pause the work being done to replace the state's 10,000 voting machines until after the election, citing allegations of impropriety during the contractor selection.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Entergy lost about $5.9 million from unpaid electric bills during the August 2016 floods and now wants its money.
Students starting school this week in St. Joseph — a town whose entire drinking water system was replaced earlier this year — must carry bottled water because the state and a university lab found extraordinarily high levels of lead and copper in T…
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Louisiana could soon become the first state well on its way to ridding its residents of the nation's most deadly infectious disease, under an unusual proposal that, nearly two years into efforts, appears to be gaining traction.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Singer and songwriter John Legend urged Louisianans in a Washington Post editorial to support a constitutional amendment that would require unanimous jury verdicts in felony cases.
Monday, August 13, 2018
Louisiana’s members of Congress are reviewing potential legislation to roll back tariffs on imported newsprint that have hiked operating costs for U.S. newspapers, with both of the state’s U.S. senators expressing alarm over the tariffs to the U.S…
Gov. John Bel Edwards joined other Democratic governors in Colorado last week for a discussion on divisive politics and how states can work to unite people.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Despite heavy publicity, more than 20,000 households with significant damage from the 2016 flood in south Louisiana never took the first step to tap the $1.3 billion set aside for home reconstruction under the Restore Louisiana program, a new stat…
Friday, August 10, 2018
WASHINGTON — Over the last 18 months, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond has repeatedly waded into the center of some of the hottest partisan political controversies, firing criticism at President Donald Trump’s White House as the chairman and leading spok…
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Gov. John Bel Edwards has invited President Donald Trump to Louisiana to tour the State Penitentiary at Angola and see ongoing efforts to overhaul the state's criminal justice system.
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Louisiana's pick to replace thousands of decade-old voting machines is the company that was the subject of bid-rigging complaints involving the secretary of state's office.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday welcomed state legislators from around the country to New Orleans for the annual meeting of ALEC -- a lobbying group known for pushing mostly conservative, business-friendly legislation in state capitols.
U.S. Sen. John Kennedy on Wednesday escalated his criticism of Gov. John Bel Edwards' criminal justice overhaul and accused the governor of taking a soft approach to dangerous prisoners.
Sunday, August 05, 2018
Does Gov. John Bel Edwards support the death penalty? It's a question that chief political rival Attorney General Jeff Landry has been pushing for weeks now, with no clear answer from the governor, who has repeatedly deferred to state law on the m…
On the “Talk Louisiana” radio show last week, Republican Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser was unapologetic about his willingness to work with Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Saturday, August 04, 2018
Federal authorities say they found evidence suggesting that a man accused of making threats against House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was planning to put his words into action when they searched the man's upstate New York home.
Friday, August 03, 2018
Louisiana started a modest expansion of the foster care program last month, paying for students to finish high school, rather than immediately cutting off aid when a child turns 18. Now, state officials want to find a way to care for all foster ch…
A state lawmaker is raising concerns that a deal to transfer management of the state-owned safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana could cost the state an extra $40 million a year.
Thursday, August 02, 2018
DONALDSONVILLE — When the next president of Ascension Parish government takes office in January 2020, that person could pocket a $12,000 pay raise over his or her predecessors and become the highest-paid parishwide elected official in Ascension.
At least two of the people who were released from prison early under Louisiana's criminal justice overhaul have been re-arrested and accused of murder, officials acknowledged on Thursday.
Louisiana is spending $13 million this budget year to start obeying terms of a federal legal settlement aimed at resolving accusations the state illegally warehouses mentally ill people in nursing homes rather than helping them live in their communities.
Federal authorities arrested an upstate New York man accused of leaving menacing voicemails on the office phones of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, and another congressman.
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Gov. John Bel Edwards is scheduled to be one of the keynote speakers when the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council meets in New Orleans next week.
With less than 15 months until Election Day and no Republican campaigns launched against Gov. John Bel Edwards' re-election bid, Attorney General Jeff Landry is ramping up the pressure on other potential candidates.
Louisiana regulators approved lowering monthly electricity bills for Entergy customers now that expenses of getting the power back on after hurricanes Katrina and Rita have been paid.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Louisiana is taking a stab at reining in all those unwanted phone solicitations with a new law that goes into effect Wednesday.
The National Flood Insurance Program, which writes policies for around a half-million Louisiana residents, will keep operating without a lapse through the end of hurricane season after the U.S. Senate voted to extend its authorization Tuesday.
Louisiana's hazing penalties will toughen, the marriage waiting period will shorten, and the types of records shielded from public view will grow, as more than 430 new laws take effect Wednesday.
Monday, July 30, 2018
An aggressive campaign is ramping up to educate Louisiana voters about a proposed constitutional amendment that will be decided this fall — potentially reversing a Jim Crow-era law that allows felony convictions without unanimous agreement from jurors.
Louisiana health and legal officials have failed to properly manage a fund that pays for investigations and prosecutions of health care providers accused of bilking the state Medicaid program, according to an audit released Monday, the latest of s…
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Friday, Aug. 3, was supposed to be the start of a tax-free weekend for Louisiana consumers colloquially dubbed the “back-to-school” state sales tax holiday.
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Landry last week proposed a political red meat trifecta — bring back hanging, firing squads and electrocutions — to break the logjam of executions and bring peace to victims’ families.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
WASHINGTON — The fight over the National Flood Insurance Program will come down to the wire as U.S. senators head into the weekend wrangling over an extension with a Tuesday deadline looming.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise endorsed an effort by right-wing Republicans to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The state of Louisiana expects to finalize a borrowing plan with federal officials this year to widen Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge and other work, Louisiana’s transportation chief said Wednesday.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
In their ongoing bickering over the death penalty, Louisiana’s Republican attorney general Tuesday asked the Democratic governor to support bringing back hanging, firing squads and the electric chair.
A black defendant pushing for the removal of a Confederate monument from the grounds of the East Feliciana Parish courthouse in Clinton now wants 20th Judicial District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla and his office removed from handling the criminal case.
Monday, July 23, 2018
The book on interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s nightstand for leisurely bedtime reading is “The Plot to Hack America.”
WASHINGTON — Steve Scalise’s conservative political views haven’t shifted over the past year. But the size of his megaphone has grown dramatically.
The wife of a former Baton Rouge police chief, a parent active in the fight against St. George, and five others working at Baton Rouge schools are making bids to serve on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, challenging six incumbents in the …
Sunday, July 22, 2018
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress are eyeing yet another temporary extension of the National Flood Insurance Program as a deadline to avoid a lapse looms at the end of July.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
SCOTT — On a recent Saturday, hundreds of motorcycles rolled through Acadiana — with a curious figure at the head of the pack on his own 2016 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle.
A black-headed gull stood atop an abandoned oil wellhead on a recent afternoon in a waterway known locally as Pencil Canal. Nearby, a rusted oil pipe and valve protruded from the briny water. A sign warned against dropping anchor or dredging becau…
A year since the state passed massive criminal justice reforms, much of the focus has been on Louisiana newly shedding its notorious title as the nation’s top jailer.
Friday, July 20, 2018
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A candidate who had just registered to run for one of Louisiana's congressional seats was arrested after signing up for the race.
Gov. John Bel Edwards is attending the National Governors Association's annual summer meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico this week, where he is expected to take part in discussions with other governors on the opioid crisis, Opportunity Zones and othe…
In the final moments before qualifying for the November election ended Friday, interim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin reversed previous statements that he would not run and joined the race.