WASHINGTON — Messaging for the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives is being handled by Louisiana Republican Rep. Mike Johnson, an evangelical rights lawyer from the northwestern corner of the state.
The Folgers Coffee Co. has won a four-month reprieve on a $5.1 million tax bill for its plants in New Orleans East as a legal dispute over whether it’s eligible for a tax break continues to play out.
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Bogalusa's mayor-elect Tyrin Truong called Police Chief Kendall Bullen to resign Friday in response to a federal lawsuit alleging Bogalusa police violated the civil rights of a 28-year-old man who died in police custody last year.
Residents of Bogalusa, once called “The Magic City,” are looking to a 23-year-old to lead the Washington Parish seat into the future after decades of decline.
Early voting begins Saturday for the 2022 Louisiana general election, including runoffs for races not decided in the Nov. 8 primary. Regular voting will occur Saturday, Dec. 10.
State education leaders will soon decide how much leeway public schools should have to expand beyond their main campus and establish learning pods — small satellite campuses where children learn in small groups.
One of the drivers of the explosive growth in Louisiana’s medical marijuana industry has been online platforms where patients can get a prescription for the drug remotely through a telemedicine visit with a doctor.
Three more proposed constitutional amendments await as early voting opens Saturday, and every parish in the Baton Rouge area has at least one local race or ballot issue to consider in Louisiana's general election.
The first sign Victoria Shaheen’s 12-week pregnancy wouldn’t end the way she hoped was the look on the ultrasound technician’s face.
French President Emmanuel Macron is considering traveling to New Orleans in the days ahead as part of his state visit to the U.S., French media reported Tuesday, in what would be a first by a French head of state since 1976.
In a formal response, Louisiana transportation chief Shawn Wilson has told state Attorney General Jeff Landry he is mistaken in saying that plans to widen Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge means the roadway will be trimmed to one lane in each direction.
Despite concerns that a new bridge across the Mississippi River will undo the charm of historic Plaquemine, many people there say they're all in for the $3 billion project.
WASHINGTON – Looking out of his office window, the one next to the fireplace, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise points out how the curve of U.S. Capitol dome leads the eye to the Statue of Freedom at the very top.
State lawmakers created one rule that insurers had to follow if they wanted to take over risky policies carried by the state-run insurer of last resort, Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Republican from Baton Rouge, recently recalled how, in negotiations on a massive federal infrastructure bill, he pushed for money to cap abandoned oil wells, a major issue in Louisiana. He was challenged by Rep. Joshua S. Gottheimer, a Democrat from New Jersey.
WASHINGTON — The number of unemployed will need to roughly double for a couple of years before nation’s red-hot economy cools off enough to bring inflation under control, U.S. Sen. John N. Kennedy quoted Harvard economists as having predicted, during a Senate Banking Committee hearing last week.
Raymond Blanco, a football coach, dean of students and an irrepressible force of nature who was best known as the First Gentleman of Louisiana when his wife, Kathleen, was governor, died in Lafayette on Saturday, his family confirmed.
One week after she announced her retirement as the anchor of PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff told a crowd of hundreds in New Orleans that journalists and groups like the Bureau of Governmental Research are key to defending democracy.
The head of Louisiana's Office of Juvenile Justice has resigned amid a deepening crisis inside the state's youth lockups including escapes, riots and a capacity shortfall that the agency recently said had forced it to stop accepting youth into its…
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel on Friday to oversee the Justice Department's investigation into the presence of classified documents at former President Donald Trump's Florida estate as well as key aspects of a separate probe involving the Jan. 6 insurrection and efforts to undo the 2020 election.
The town of Gramercy has eased restrictions on marches and parades — including a mandatory $10,000 bond — after a local environmentalist group filed a lawsuit saying the rules violated their First Amendment rights to protest.
WASHINGTON – Louisiana’s senior U.S. senator, Bill Cassidy, announced Friday that he won't run for governor, ending speculation he might join the field of candidates in next year's race.
Despite passionate criticism, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday voted narrowly to add several streets on the western side of Kenilworth subdivision to a special “priority zone” that allows children living there a better shot at …
Two New Orleans area stores have been questioned by FBI agents about purchases made by Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s image consultant.
WASHINGTON— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she will not seek a leadership position in the new Congress, a pivotal realignment making way for a new generation of leaders after Democrats lost control of the House to Republicans in the midterm elections.
WASHINGTON — Republicans won control of the U.S. House on Wednesday, returning the party to power in Washington and giving conservatives leverage to blunt President Joe Biden's agenda and spur a flurry of investigations. But a threadbare majority will pose immediate challenges for GOP leaders and complicate the party's ability to govern.
WASHINGTON — Legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages crossed a major U.S. Senate hurdle Wednesday afternoon, putting Congress on track to take the historic step of ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law.
Gov. John Bel Edwards has asked the federal government to issue a disaster declaration for a number of parishes whose farmers were hit hard by extreme weather during the past growing season.
PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will mount a third White House campaign, launching an early start to the 2024 contest. The announcement comes just a week after an underwhelming midterm showing for Republicans and will force the party to decide whether to embrace a candidate whose refusal to accept defeat in 2020 pushed American democracy to the brink.
WASHINGTON — The Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday elected Louisiana’s Steve Scalise to its second-highest leadership position.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, who along with Louisiana’s other senator is considering a move from the U.S. Capitol to the State Capitol, said Tuesday that he’ll soon announce whether he'll run for governor.
Former President Donald Trump is preparing to launch his third campaign for the White House with an announcement Tuesday night. Trump is looking to move on from disappointing midterm defeats and defy history amid signs that his grip on the Republican Party may be waning. The former president had hoped to use the GOP's expected gains in last week's elections as a springboard to win his party's nomination by locking in early support and keeping potential challengers at bay. Instead, Trump now finds himself being blamed for backing a series of losing candidates in last week's midterm elections.
WASHINGTON – U.S. House and Senate members returned Monday to the Capitol to sort out their next steps as the muddled outcome of the midterm elections began to take form after nearly a week of counting ballots, with leadership positions for Louisiana's members of Congress hanging in the balance.
Six days after coasting to re-election, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy said he is seriously considering next year’s governor’s race and released a poll showing him leading a potential field.
A red congressional midterm tsunami, widely anticipated to come ashore Tuesday night, by the end of the week turned out to be only a high tide, at best.
The study looks at two smaller-scale projects that are in some ways predecessors to the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion, the $2 billion plan to slow land loss erasing Louisiana's coast. Construction on that project could begin as early as next year, while a similar one on the opposite side of the river known as the Mid-Breton Diversion could follow.
Gov. John Bel Edwards has declined to testify Monday before a special legislative committee probing the 2019 death of Ronald Greene at the hands of Louisiana State Police troopers and an alleged coverup.
Attorney General Jeff Landry claims the state intends to trim a stretch of Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge to one lane in each direction, but transportation chief Shawn Wilson said Friday there is no such plan.
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Central voters pushed out their mayor but kept much of the City Council in place four years after electing a new leader and almost entirely new council in response to the city's slow recovery from the 2016 floods.
East Baton Rouge was the last parish in the state to report complete election results Tuesday because it had trouble scanning nearly 12,000 absentee ballots.
When asked on “Small Town Podcast,” which was released last week, why someone should visit Ville Platte, Mayor Jennifer Vidrine quickly replied “the best food, the friendliest people.”
St. Helena’s police jury swore in a new member Wednesday night after the jury's president resigned in September due to health issues.