A Republican opponent’s attack ad that labels him soft on crime is “false and misleading,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said on Friday, echoing the view of several conservative groups that have supported the governor on revamping Louisiana’s often-critic…
The Republican incumbent and a Libertarian political newcomer are facing off in the Oct. 12 race for House District 69, a sprawling Baton Rouge district that runs along both sides of Airline Highway and touches on portions of busy roadways Jeffers…
Despite having only about one-fifth the money as his Republican rival, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham is maintaining his position as the lead GOP challenger in the gubernatorial election a little more than three weeks away.
Gov. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham traded blows Thursday night during the first televised debate of the governor’s race while the third major candidate, businessman Eddie Rispone, mocked the two as politicians engaged in a cat fight.
WASHINGTON — It may take a second look to notice, but the American flags unfurled along the streets near the U.S. Capitol look a bit different from Old Glory.
Longtime West Baton Rouge Sheriff Mike Cazes faces three other Democrats in a re-election bid that follows calls for greater transparency and for a better relationship between the sheriff's office and the community.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House has advanced yet another stop-gap funding measure to prevent the federal government from shutting down at the end of the month.
Today in The Rundown: It’s debate night in Louisiana, and the gubernatorial candidates will take the stage for the first time to hash out the major issues in the 2019 election on television!
Louisiana voters will get their first view of the three major gubernatorial candidates in one setting when Gov. John Bel Edwards, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone face off Thursday night in a one-hour televised debate broadcas…
Education, transportation and drainage are among the issues of the candidates running to fill the open seat in House District 70.
WASHINGTON — U.S. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise faced down a pair of protesters when he stepped forward during a Wednesday news conference to explain why he opposes gun restrictions that some members of Congress are proposing in the wake of ma…
Congressman Ralph Abraham, under attack by his fellow Republican Eddie Rispone in Louisiana’s governor’s race, picked up the first endorsement from the state’s Republican congressional delegation Wednesday with U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins announcing he…
After months of minor skirmishes, Louisiana’s governor’s race suddenly broke into a pitched battle among all three candidates Tuesday after businessman Eddie Rispone launched one attack ad that labeled Gov. John Bel Edwards as soft on crime and a …
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy made a name for himself in Louisiana politics by giving people back their own money through the state treasurer’s unclaimed property fund.
Wasting no time in reacting to an opponent’s attack, Gov. John Bel Edwards launched a new campaign ad Tuesday that features a parade of sheriffs and district attorneys attesting to his law enforcement bona fides.
GONZALES — Interim Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre and Murphy Painter, a candidate for parish president, hold strong fundraising leads over their opponents in the campaigns to be the next sheriff and parish president.
WASHINGTON — The battle over a Louisiana law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals could soon come to the national forefront as the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether the law should be allowed to take…
Fresh off defeating five opponents, state Rep. Jeremy LaCombe is defending his newly won District 18 seat. This time he’s facing just one opponent: former Pointe Coupee Parish School Board President Brandon Bergeron.
Eddie Rispone has begun attacking his fellow Republican in Louisiana’s governor’s race, slamming Congressman Ralph Abraham in a new TV ad that represents the first major GOP intraparty fight in this year’s election.
Low pay for deputies, alleged corruption within the force and a rundown jail were the main criticisms from the two candidates challenging incumbent Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards in the Oct. 12 primary.
The race for Louisiana agriculture commissioner is typically a lower-profile affair than elections for governor and some other statewide offices.
Mitch Ourso says he'll step down as Iberville Parish president after one more term, if voters, re-elect him, but first he wants to build a much-needed bridge across the Mississippi River.
The state GOP backs both gubernatorial candidates while much of the party’s establishment and about a dozen executive committees have fallen behind the candidacy of U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, of Alto.
Gov. John Bel Edwards says, despite the fact Louisiana's gas tax has remained unchanged for nearly three decades, his administration has made major strides in improving roads and bridges through creative financing.
As he runs for re-election, Gov. John Bel Edwards is warning at every opportunity that electing either of his two Republican challengers would mean a return to the “failed policies” of his unpopular predecessor, Bobby Jindal.
With transcripts, contracts and secret reports arrayed around her, Kenner Republican Rep. Julie Stokes was drawing lines, writing out what she knows and what she doesn’t on two pads of paper.
The financial scrutiny once aimed at the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court's Office has resurfaced as the parish's longtime Clerk Doug Welborn faces a reelection challenge from outgoing Metro Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis.
The LSU Board of Supervisors met behind closed doors to review the job performance of LSU President F. King Alexander and approved of his stewardship of a system with eight campuses and more than 50,000 students statewide.
LSU is preparing to join a growing number of public agencies filing litigation to seek recompense from the fall out of widespread addiction of opioids.
Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome on Friday announced the start of a new phase of the $55 million Pecue Lane project, which will include an interchange on heavily-traveled Interstate 10 aimed at easing daily traffic backups.
Louisiana likely will have a $500 million budget surplus for the most recent fiscal year, significantly more than the $300 million initially thought, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration said Friday, setting off a new round of debate in the gover…
The three major candidates for governor have a combined roughly $13.4 million to spend as the race enters its final month before the Oct. 12 primary, with businessman Eddie Rispone loaning his campaign another $1.5 million to give himself the larg…
WASHINGTON — U.S. House GOP Whip Steve Scalise is expected to use this weekend to stress to his fellow Republicans the need to "lean into" issues they believe Democrats have moved too far to the left on — talking points he says will help the GOP t…
Today in The Rundown: The latest on this fall's elections, health insurance rates, Congress' energy battles and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today.
WASHINGTON — Louisiana’s status as a leading domestic energy producer played a crucial role Wednesday when the U.S. House spent hours debating whether offshore oil and gas drilling should be permanently banned nearly everywhere else.
Before an unusually crowded audience, Louisiana regulators approved Wednesday, as expected, changes in billing and protocols for individuals who have installed solar panels to make their own electricity.
The Oct. 12 primaries in the Baton Rouge area and across Louisiana are chock-full of major issues and races.
WASHINGTON — A controversial nominee for a life-time judicial appointment drew the ire of U.S. Sen. John Kennedy and other Judiciary Committee members on Wednesday after he repeatedly refused to answer specific questions during his confirmation hearing.
A new poll in the Louisiana governor’s race contains good news for Gov. John Bel Edwards and one of his Republican challengers, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham.
WASHINGTON — The Eastbank Little League World Series championship team from River Ridge have been feted with a parade, hosted by the New Orleans Saints during the team's NFL opener and even treated to elusive chicken sandwiches from Popeye's, than…
In 2015, as Regina Barrow ran for the state senate post left vacant by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, she won an endorsement from an African American-focused online publication called the Rouge Collection, run by the well-known activist Gar…
Louisiana lawmakers have agreed for a sixth time to extend a contract to the company that processes Medicaid payments, without putting the work out for bid.
The commission that regulates costs of shipping on Louisiana's waterways asked Tuesday for a retired judge to intervene and decide how much to ultimately pay river pilots put in charge of oceangoing vessels bringing goods up the Mississippi River.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Democratic Parish Executive Committee has endorsed Cleo Fields over state Rep. Patricia Smith in their contest for the state Senate.
Two seats from the New Orleans area on the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will be the subject of a forum set for Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Louisiana voters will have 126 fewer places to cast their ballots this year than they did in 2012, according to a new study of polling place closures since the paring back of the U.S. Department of Justice's once-broad oversight of el…
State District Judge Beau Higginbotham views his judicial race with lawyer Joe Prokop as a chance to return to his south Baton Rouge roots.
WASHINGTON — Congress returns to the U.S. Capitol this week, after a five-week recess from the nation's capital, but it's unclear what lawmakers may be able to accomplish before the session ends in December.
More than half the seats on Louisiana's top school board are on the Oct. 12 primary ballot, which means the direction of public schools in the state could be in for a big change.