WEST MONROE — In a low-slung conference room in the West Monroe Convention Center, Mer Rouge native Meryl Kennedy had questions.
Over the last decade and a half, more than 129,000 policyholders have been offloaded from Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state-run insurer of last resort. Through a program known as depopulation, some of the riskiest policies were placed with untested private insurers as the agency tried to reduce its exposure to future hurricane losses.
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ATLANTA — Jimmy Carter, already the longest-living U.S. president in history, turned 98 on Saturday, the latest milestone he shared with family and friends in Plains, the tiny Georgia town where he and his wife, 95-year-old Rosalynn, were born in the years between World War I and the Great Depression.
Raymond Strother made his name through the accomplishments of others -- politicians to be exact -- because he understood how to craft messages that moved voters.
WASHINGTON – The legislation Congress passed Friday to keep the federal government operating for 11 more weeks includes $841.5 million in funding to help Louisiana recover from last year’s Hurricane Ida.
Gov. John Bel Edwards flew to London on Thursday to meet with business executives – and attend Sunday’s Saints-Vikings game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. He returns on Monday.
Investor-owned utilities like Entergy may soon be able to compete for a pot of federal money aimed at helping areas recover from disasters like Hurricane Ida, after language was added to a stopgap budget bill in Congress.
WASHINGTON — Acadiana Congressman Clay Higgins said Thursday that he couldn't care less about a political commercial one of his opponents is airing that mocks the Crime Stoppers videos that helped build his reputation.
Louisiana is sending supplies to Florida in advance of Hurricane Ian, including up to 245 members of the Louisiana National Guard, Gov. John Bel Edwards' office said Wednesday.
An Associated Press review finds that over the past two decades, more than 130 bills have been proposed in state legislatures to create or amend child sex abuse reporting laws. After intense opposition from religious groups, clergy privileges remained unchanged.
While projections show a new bridge across the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge would only trim traffic on the Interstate 10 bridge by 19%, state leaders said that would be enough to make a big difference for motorists who go back and forth across the span.
St. Helena Parish's policy jury president announced his resignation from his position Tuesday night, citing medical issues.
Michael Darnell, a New Orleans lawyer, interim judge and interim City Council member, Aug. 31 at age 72 of respiratory failure.
Gov. John Bel Edwards will lead state and business leaders Wednesday on an economic development trip to London, his office announced Tuesday — and, while he's there, he'll attend the Saints versus Vikings football game on Sunday.
Louisiana is in the middle of a property insurance crisis: As of this week, nine insurance companies that wrote homeowners policies in the state have gone belly-up since a series of hurricanes hit the state in 2020.
The chairman of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee has entered a center to treat alcohol dependency, the lawmaker announced.
Candidates who wanted to turn out votes in Tangipahoa Parish have long turned to Louis Ruffino, a seasoned political operative who once served as mayor of the town of Roseland.
A new bridge across the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge would mostly benefit local motorists because they make up more than 80% of traffic on the Interstate 10 bridge today, consultants told a state panel Monday.
Ascension Parish Councilman Corey Orgeron took a taxpayer-funded trip to a county government conference in Colorado this summer while he owed parish government nearly $10,000 and has been missing council meetings at a high clip, parish expense and…
It wasn’t too long ago that Louisiana’s congressional delegation wielded much more power on the national stage than a state this size has a right to expect.
What do Steve Gleason, Tulane University, the chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party, and the former superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department have in common?
State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley proposed Thursday that students in kindergarten, first, second, third and fourth grades who are not reading on grade level be required to undergo 30 hours of summer remediation or repeat the grade.
The federal and state trustees holding the purse strings for an unprecedented diversion project to help rebuild Louisiana's disappearing coast released a report Wednesday signaling they are likely to approve the plan that will cost as much as $2.26 billion.
Attorney General Jeff Landry has stepped into Donald Trump’s legal fight with the Biden administration over Trump’s handling of classified documents after leaving office.
In the first television advertisement for his long-shot bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, Luke Mixon, a self-described "pro-life" Democrat, promises to push to enshrine abortion rights in federal law.
Louisiana’s budget outlook is bright going into Gov. John Bel Edwards’ final full year in office, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne said Tuesday.
A state appellate court has agreed that the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board did not break a state law when it split three precincts in the nine-member election map the board narrowly approved in May.
The project would mimic the processes that created southern Louisiana in the first place, sending as much as 7 million tons of sediment into Barataria Basin each year
A key legislative committee Friday approved a $95 million payment to families and businesses in Tangipahoa Parish that suffered flood damages in 1983 caused by the construction of Interstate 12.
An effort to return Capitol High School, which has spent 14 years in state control, back to local control took an important step forward Thursday as the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted unanimously in favor of the return, subject to the …
After a two-month delay, the State Bond Commission on Thursday gave the go-ahead for a $39 million New Orleans drainage project that got entangled in abortion politics.
Teachers for Louisiana’s youngest learners are plagued by low pay, high turnover and rising rates of depression, officials said Wednesday.
Louisiana Citizens Insurance Corp., the state’s insurer of last resort, wants to raise its already-high prices by more than half, following a dramatic increase in demand for coverage after eight private insurers collapsed and nearly a dozen others exited the state.
WASHINGTON — Upending the political debate, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced a nationwide abortion ban Tuesday, sending shockwaves through both parties and igniting fresh debate on a fraught issue weeks before the midterm elections that will determine control of Congress.
Despite huge budget and political hurdles, a key House committee Tuesday began to study the possibility of eliminating Louisiana's individual and corporate income taxes.
Students with disabilities are being denied key services because of a troubled data system at the state Department of Education, special education leaders said.
Fewer Louisiana residents have access to high-speed internet than almost anywhere else in the nation — largely because of politics.
State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley's two-year tenure has been marked by unprecedented upheaval in the classroom, pitched battles with the board that hired him and a penchant for wading into controversy.
Nationally, the number of women registering to vote in the Nov. 8 congressional midterm elections has shot up like a rocket — energized, experts say, by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent abortion decision.
The Times-Picayune Power Poll asked 712 influencers about removing New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell from office, the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana and the Saints' prospects in 2022. Here's what they said.