Seemingly everyone at last week’s Louisiana Republican Party gathering in Lafayette was celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision to end the constitutional right to abortion.
Long before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, lawmakers and advocates had focused on Louisiana’s refusal to exempt pregnancies resulting from rape and incest from the state’s sweeping ban on abortions.
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U.S. Senate candidate Gary Chambers Jr. says the solution to the U.S. Supreme Court’s anti-abortion ruling is to add more justices to the court.
Thanks to a court ruling this week, the elected members of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board are likely to continue to represent the same districts with the same geographic boundaries that they have since 2014 — despite population changes r…
The defeat of an Illinois congressman could play a role in whether U.S. Rep. Garret Graves runs for governor next year.
Lawyers representing Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice John L. Weimer III on Friday urged a federal judge to reverse an unusual order that is blocking him from running for re-election this fall.
A ruling late Thursday by an appeals court has added fresh confusion to the elections this fall for the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.
Vanessa Guidry-Whipple, the first woman elected to Louisiana's 1st Circuit Court of Appeal and the first woman to serve as the court's chief judge, will retire when her current term ends on Dec. 31, the court announced Wednesday.
When Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin goes out to replace the 10,000 or so aging voting machines the state uses each election, he will have an abundance of flexibility.
The congressional district map approved by the Louisiana Legislature in February will stand for the November elections, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed a Baton Rouge federal judge's effort to reorganize voters into districts that g…
Gov. John Bel Edwards has vetoed three education bills in the past week, just the latest sign that a decade-long split between Edwards and advocates of major changes in public schools shows no signs of thawing.
Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a bill aimed at ensuring college students are not going without food, Edwards' office said Monday.
Elections officials Monday got their first hands-on experience with different types of devices voters will soon be using to cast ballots in the future instead of the 10,000 or so antiquated and hard to repair voting machines now used in Louisiana.
While the state has narrowed the list of possible sites for a new bridge across the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, two issues top the list of topics bubbling around the $3 billion project.
During June, Chief U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick, of Baton Rouge, forced Louisiana legislators to hold a special session, scolded House Speaker Clay Schexnayder for not cooperating fully and, on Wednesday, will redraw the maps from which voters …
Lawmakers are known to sneak through unpopular measures in the final minutes of a legislative session when public scrutiny is at its lowest.
A parade of Republican elected officials on Saturday celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade at a large gathering of GOP activists in Lafayette.
U.S. Sen. John Kennedy offered a tepid response to President Joe Biden’s proposal this week to suspend the federal gas tax for three months as a way to offset the cost of high inflation.
People upset with the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade crowded the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge on Friday evening to rally for abortion rights and voice fear over what rulings might come next.
Sen. John Kennedy hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision, which bans abortions in Louisiana, while the three Democrats challenging his re-election criticized the ruling.
Virtually all abortions in Louisiana are banned after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday issued a historic order overturning the long-standing Roe v. Wade decision — sparking jubilation or anger among those who have battled for decades over the issu…
State leaders Friday held groundbreaking ceremonies for a $463 million project that will elevate 8.3 miles of La. 1 between Golden Meadow and Leeville.
Former President Donald Trump's administration wanted to appoint Louisiana's Attorney General as "special counsel" to investigate election fraud after the 2020 election, former United States Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel testified Thursday.
The oil giant Shell says it didn’t authorize a prominent Louisiana tax attorney to use his ties to legislative leaders to position the firm for a $3 million tax refund, adding that the company supported the governor’s veto of the maneuver.
Among the 587 bills Gov. John Bel Edwards had signed into law as of Wednesday was one measure that protected people with natural hairstyles from being discriminated against and another that struck Confederate remembrances from the state’s list of …
Minutes before their annual session ended two weeks ago, legislators signed off on a back-room deal engineered by a prominent tax attorney close to House Speaker Clay Schexnayder that would position the oil giant Shell for a $3 million property ta…
As expected, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that he had signed into law legislation that would close all the abortion clinics in Louisiana as soon as the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade.
House and Senate leaders never had any intention of using the special session to craft a new congressional map with a second majority-Black district, one of the lawmakers involved in the fray said Monday.
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday vetoed two bills that would allow certain students to leave public schools and take the $5,400 in annual state aid with them to attend private schools or pursue other education options.
Almost six years after Louisiana’s only prison for women closed for good in the wake of disastrous flooding around Baton Rouge, the state has yet to break ground on a new facility that was originally slated to cost around $100 million.
U.S. Sen. John Kennedy’s two Democratic challengers are taking advantage of the Jan. 6 congressional hearings to spotlight Kennedy’s vote not to certify Joe Biden’s electors that day.
Despite a federal court order, a special session of the Louisiana Legislature ended Saturday after lawmakers said they were unable to agree on a new congressional map that includes a second majority-Black district.
A judge in Baton Rouge ruled Friday that new election maps approved last month are illegal and is giving the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board until 8 a.m. Wednesday to come up with new maps — or he will implement a rival set of maps that would…
A longshot push to add a second majority-Black district to Louisiana's congressional map failed in Senate and House committees Friday.
A federal judge Thursday rejected a request by legislative leaders to extend the deadline for a new congressional map and singled out the Louisiana House for withering criticism.
The Louisiana Legislature began a special session Wednesday amid acrimony and accusations, and with no clear plan on how to comply with a federal court order to redraw congressional boundaries to add a second majority-Black district.
Before getting to the meat of why Gov. John Bel Edwards last week vetoed legislation that would have changed the criteria for when a four-time felony offender could get out of prison, he waxed about the advances brought on by a five-year-old bipar…
In a last-minute plea, Louisiana Senate President Page Cortez and House Speaker Clay Schexnayder are set to appear before U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick on Thursday to ask for more time to redraw the state's congressional districts.
Louisiana Senate President Page Cortez said Monday legislative leaders are trying to figure out how to comply with a court order to craft new congressional boundaries that can also pass the GOP-controlled Legislature.
U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy has broken again with the Trump wing of the Republican Party, this time by joining the Senate’s bipartisan gun safety deal announced Sunday.
State Rep. Blake Miguez has earned a reputation as an ardent conservative who champions less government spending.
Gov. John Bel Edwards has made clear in recent weeks that while he strongly opposes abortion, he thinks Louisiana’s sweeping ban on the procedure should have exceptions for survivors of rape and incest.
A federal appeals court Sunday lifted a delay on a lower court ruling ordering new Louisiana congressional districts, which means a special session set to start Wednesday appears to be back on track.
The news that state Sen. Rick Ward is stepping down now, a year before his term ends, has at least two candidates planning to run for the seat.
State Rep. John Stefanski says he’s been on the phone pretty much nonstop since returning home to Crowley after the 2022 legislative session ended Monday.