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.
A Baton Rouge judge has sided Tuesday with the Louisiana Department of Revenue in a key question in the state’s dispute with Harrah’s over whether the casino should be paying taxes on complimentary or discounted hotel rooms, setting up a trial whe…
U.S. Sen. John N. Kennedy said he hasn’t reconsidered his decision to stay out of the race for governor this year, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be absent from the 2019 election cycle.
So many women already have signed up to run for the Louisiana Legislature this fall that Democrats and Republicans are predicting a sea change in the state’s lawmaking body by the time the votes are counted.
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.
WASHINGTON — Half of Louisiana's U.S. House delegation skipped the final vote Thursday on a $4.6 billion aid package for humanitarian relief on the U.S.-Mexico border after the chamber's Democratic leaders agreed to a version that passed the Senat…
As he travels Louisiana seeking support for his gubernatorial bid, Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham is spending less time in Washington and casting fewer votes than nearly all of his colleagues.
Ralph Abraham, facing two well-funded opponents in Gov. John Bel Edwards and wealthy businessman Eddie Rispone, has lined up some well-known GOP donors to help raise money in his bid for Louisiana’s governorship.
Louisiana’s pension systems had an imposing level of debt, amounting to about $18.2 billion and representing lower funding levels than many other states in 2017, a new report has found.
Today in The Rundown: Welcome back to the now weekly Rundown, where we will catch up up on all the latest political news. Today we have updates on Congressional Baseball Game, Louisiana pre-K, utilities, CBD and more Louisiana politics.
WASHINGTON — U.S. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, lead off hitter for the Republicans in Wednesday night's Congressional Baseball Game, officially scored his first run since returning to the baseball field after narrowly surviving a mass shooti…
Just weeks after Louisiana lawmakers voted to increase early education funding, state Department of Education officials said that 1,400 more babies and toddlers will now receive funds through a sought-after child care program for low-income families.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House advanced late Tuesday a $4.5 billion emergency humanitarian aid measure meant to address increasingly dire conditions in facilities where thousands of migrants — many of them children — are being held after crossing the…
The newest LSU football players met the highest-ranked public official in Louisiana state politics and a friend of Tigers football coach Ed Orgeron on a tour of the Governor's mansion on Tuesday.
Rural co-ops, which provide electricity for nearly half of Louisiana, are claiming in court that state regulators overstepped their authority in a March order that curbed benefits for board members.
An independent survey released last week by pollster Verne Kennedy showed a clear majority of Louisiana voters don't want Donald Trump to win a second term as president.
West Baton Rouge Parish voters won’t be taking up a parish president term limit at the polls any time soon after council members voted down a proposal to put it on the ballot.
As a Democrat, Gov. John Bel Edwards should be about as popular among Louisiana’s farmers as a downpour during an afternoon harvest, voter data and poll numbers indicate.
Gov. John Bel Edwards has vetoed a bill that would have dictated how Baton Rouge and the proposed city of St. George would handle their transition if voters in the southeastern part of East Baton Rouge Parish vote this fall to create a new municipality.
After calling the bill a “fig leaf” aimed at saving Louisiana’s attorney general from embarrassment, Gov. John Bel Edwards quietly signed into a law a measure pushed by one of his political rivals that aims to eventually offer some protections to …