Nearly all of Louisiana’s law enforcement agencies are not in compliance with a new law trumpeted by police and advocates as the best way to decrease the number of people wrongfully convicted by faulty eyewitness testimony.
WASHINGTON — Louisiana U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins is among a bipartisan delegation of House members visiting the U.S.-Mexico border to view facilities firsthand, amid a heated debate on Capitol Hill about conditions for migrants.
GONZALES — The Ascension Parish Council has enacted up to a six-month ban on the use of dirt to raise new homes and businesses across more than 70 percent of the low-lying parish.
GONZALES — Ascension Parish government spent about $10,600 so far on pre-trip expenses for Parish President Kenny Matassa, four of his top staff and one parish councilman to fly to Las Vegas and attend a conference while the parish was under a sta…
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House, on a near party-line vote Thursday, advanced a proposal to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025.
WASHINGTON — Just under half of potential Louisiana voters view the state’s U.S. senators positively, but both have dipped slightly in popularity from a few months ago, according to a new poll.
Today in The Rundown: The latest on Louisiana governor candidates fundraising; a member of Louisiana Legislature resigns to take a state post; NFIP continues for debate; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today.
As LSU is putting together its $562 million operating budget for the coming year, administrators have discovered they’ll probably come up about 3% short, but the Board of Supervisors wants to try to find the money elsewhere and not raise fees again.
Gov. John Bel Edwards likely won a short-term boost for his reelection campaign by how he handled preparations for Hurricane Barry, analysts said.
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday said Donald Trump was “out of bounds” for comments directed at four congresswomen of color that were condemned as racist by the U.S. House, and called his gubernatorial opponent’s endorsement of the remarks “beyo…
Veteran state lawmaker Nancy Landry of Lafayette has quit her post to become chief of staff for Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, officials said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump fired off a series of tweets borrowing from the comments of U.S. Sen. John Kennedy Wednesday morning, defending his controversial remarks about a quartet of Congresswomen.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted Tuesday night to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congr…
WASHINGTON — Republican members of Louisiana's Congressional delegation have stopped short of castigating President Donald Trump over his controversial remarks aimed at four U.S. House Democrats, and in some cases are defiantly defending his comments.
Despite polling as the GOP front-runner in this year's governor's race, Congressman Ralph Abraham has so far done little to close a wide gap between his opponents in the fundraising arena, according to campaign finance reports made public this wee…
WASHINGTON — With the National Flood Insurance Program nearing its latest expiration date, members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation are pushing a bipartisan proposal to reauthorize the program for five years, putting an end to the cycle of …
A three-judge state appellate panel found St. James Parish prosecutors violated grand jury secrecy rules and threw out a nearly three-year-old corruption indictment against St. James Parish President Timmy Roussel as he winds down his final year i…
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, an Alto Republican who is running for governor, voiced support Monday for President Donald Trump and his remarks about four Democratic congresswomen.
WASHINGTON — Tabasco, the Avery Island-produced hot sauce, was a part of President Donald Trump's "Made in America" showcase at the White House on Monday.
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ damage assessment tour Monday showed how south Louisiana largely avoided the wrath of Hurricane Barry.
Bobby Jindal has been largely absent from Louisiana politics since ending an ill-fated presidential bid in 2015 and leaving office as governor a couple months later. Although he writes a regular column in The Wall Street Journal and has become a s…
While issues remain, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Sunday evening Louisiana was largely spared from what could have been a disastrous hurricane.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House has set the stage for a battle in the coming days over a proposal to gradually double the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour by 2024.
Things were looking good Saturday night after a day under tropical winds and rains pummeled Louisiana. But Gov. John Bel Edwards expressed concern that people will go to bed thinking everything is okay when the heaviest rains are expected before t…
Before the storm dominated everyone’s thoughts, last week marked the beginning of a political season that will dominate public conversation for the next dozen weeks.
Baton Rouge area residents are facing the storm with “fear in their eyes,” but local and parish officials feel a lot better prepared than in 2016.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said Friday the state is well prepared for Tropical Storm Barry and asked Louisiana residents to decide where they want to be Friday night and stay there until the storm passes.
Tropical Storm Barry has reawakened fears that the median barriers on Interstate 12 could worsen any flooding in Livingston Parish, a scenario critics say happened during the 2016 flood.
The state began opening shelters to house evacuees from coastal parishes as Gov. John Bel Edwards requested a federal emergency declaration for a storm that grew into Tropical Storm Barry on Thursday.
Today in The Rundown: Welcome back to The Rundown. Hope you all had a Happy 4th of July and are staying safe (and Have A Game Plan!) as the Gulf Coast braces for the first named storm of hurricane season. We have updates on weather preparations, t…
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards expects up to 15 inches of rain on Friday and Saturday and expects some Mississippi River levees to be overtopped south of New Orleans.
WASHINGTON — Paul Dietzel II, the LSU graduate who unsuccessfully ran for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District seat in 2014, has emerged as a central figure in a fight brewing over the Republican Party's efforts to modernize its small donor fund…
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will address storm preparations ahead of the potential impact of Invest 92L, which is expected to become a tropical depression Wednesday or Thursday.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone on Tuesday blamed the Democratic incumbent for what he says is Louisiana’s lagging behind other Southern states.
Gov. John Bel Edwards took to the stump Tuesday in Lafayette to lay out a stark choice for voters in the governor's race this year, as battle lines in the race are drawn and Edwards' opponents step up their attacks on the incumbent Democrat.
After months of quiet, Louisiana’s gubernatorial campaign lurched into action Tuesday with two candidates making addresses, media campaigns gearing up and the candidates releasing their fundraising figures early.
A day after Gov. John Bel Edwards' campaign released the first statewide TV ad of the governor's race, the Republican Governors Association launched its own TV ad attacking Edwards on taxes and the economy.
The slow-starting governor’s race finally kicked into high gear Monday, slightly more than three months before the Oct. 12 open primary.
The Democratic Attorneys General Association is taking aim at Louisiana General Jeff Landry and several other Republican AGs for their role in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the Affordable Care Act.
Gov. John Bel Edwards' campaign on Monday released its first statewide television ad of the 2019 election cycle, highlighting the state's newfound budget stability.
An $8.8 million project aimed at easing traffic problems near the Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge may be finished next month.
WASHINGTON — John Fleming describes the goal in his new job in the Trump administration simply: “more jobs, better jobs and a higher standard of living in communities" that are economically disadvantaged.
WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders recently quashed talks of raising their own salaries amid public backlash, but little attention is paid to how much they spend each year to run their offices — an amount that fluctuates based on several factors a…
Treasurer John Schroder said he won't let Louisiana spend $25 million from the state's unclaimed property account for general operating expenses this year, calling the regularly used financing mechanism illegal.
Gov. John Bel Edwards approved borrowing for renovations to the LSU Memorial Tower and to the New Orleans City Park in signing the two bills that authorize spending for construction projects.
WASHINGTON — The Louisiana Legislature rejected a proposal that would have raised the smoking age from 18 to 21 during its most recent session, but it may not have a choice on the issue if some members of Congress get their way.
If you live in Louisiana, there is a good chance your local government has filed a lawsuit against opioid makers or distributors, seeking damages for the companies’ alleged fueling of the nation’s opioid crisis.
Nationally, if pundits and politicos are to be believed, the political “Year of the Woman,” has been fueled by dislike for President Donald Trump.