Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins is back on the ballot after the Louisiana Supreme Court narrowly ruled Friday that a paperwork mistake does not disqualify him from running for re-election this fall.
The Louisiana Supreme Court has suspended the law license of former state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson following her guilty plea this month to defrauding contributors of nearly $150,000 to help pave over her gambling troubles.
The Louisiana Supreme Court on Friday said a businessman kicked off this fall's Tangipahoa Parish ballot because the home address he listed on his qualifying papers didn't match that of a homestead exemption in his name should still have a chance …
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It was unusually cool in the Capitol High gym Wednesday night thanks to the recent addition of air-conditioning but the passions still ran warm as an audience of more than 100 people, most of them graduates, shared what they want to see in the fut…
As he turned the dirt on what will be the first monument to Black veterans on State Capitol grounds, Gov. John Bel Edwards remarked Wednesday that he had reached his 50s before learning of the significance and valor of Black troops at the Civil Wa…
Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins’ right to run for reelection this fall hangs in the balance after the Louisiana Supreme Court held a hearing Tuesday on whether a paperwork mistake ought to disqualify him.
The Louisiana Democratic Party capped an afternoon of confusion Saturday by voting to endorse three main challengers to U.S. Sen. John Kennedy.
U.S. Sen. John Kennedy on Friday continued to question the FBI’s search of former President Donald Trump’s home, even after newspapers reported Thursday night that agents seized highly classified documents relating to nuclear weapons.
The Louisiana Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by abortion providers to block the state’s strict abortion law for the third time, delivering another blow to advocates for abortion rights as part of a roller-coaster legal battle since Roe v. Wa…
State appellate court judges indicated Wednesday that they are unlikely to upend an upcoming East Baton Rouge school board election while a legal challenge over voting maps plays out.
U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy may have voted to convict Donald Trump on an article of impeachment charging the president with “incitement of insurrection,” but he joined fellow Republicans Tuesday demanding to know why the FBI searched the former preside…
After 39 years of the state saying no, a legislative committee agreed Tuesday to pay $101.5 million to Tangipahoa Parish victims of flooding caused by the building of Interstate 12.
A Hammond man’s hopes of becoming the city’s next mayor were dashed Tuesday morning after an appeals court affirmed his disqualification for living at an address different from his voter registration.
A Hammond man seeking to be the city’s next mayor is fighting to reverse his disqualification in the race after the address on his voter registration failed to match his home address.
Anthony Claude “Buddy” Leach Jr., a plumber’s son who amassed a fortune in land, cattle and oil and gas holdings while winning and losing big races at the highest levels of state politics during the Louisiana Democratic Party’s heyday, died Saturd…
The fate of this fall’s congressional elections was pretty much set when the U.S. Supreme Court told U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick to stand down, Louisiana would use the Legislature’s status quo maps.
While continuing to call himself pro-life, Democratic Senate candidate Luke Mixon is now calling on Congress to legalize abortions in all 50 states.
U.S. Sen. John N. Kennedy has begun airing re-election ads online that play to his reputation among conservatives as a guy who provides plain talk to the Washington swamp.
Louisiana's two U.S. senators say the state's energy interests will suffer from the Inflation Reduction Act, a massive measure Democrats are angling to vote on in the next few days before adjourning for the summer.
Central Republican Sen. Bodi White, the chair of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, is in the hospital with COVID symptoms, according to a spokesperson for the GOP state legislators.
Louisiana veterans advocates are praising the legislation the U.S. Senate approved Tuesday that will expand care for veterans who suffer from illnesses because of exposure to toxins during their military service, with one advocate calling it "a hu…
Workers are placing signs that read, “Higher Fines,” on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge as part of a new crackdown on speeders, state Department of Transportation and Development officials said Tuesday.
Paula Zachary knows all too well that Louisiana's record-setting rate of highway fatalities is much more than dry statistics.
Calling it “a subsidy to Big Tech,” U.S. Sen. John N. Kennedy voted against a $290 billion bill that won bipartisan approval this past week to subsidize manufacturing by technology companies and boost spending on scientific research.
The state’s U.S. senators Friday said they voted with fellow Republicans to delay passage of health care for military personnel exposed to toxins while on duty because of certain language in the legislation that they say could lead to a portion of…
Once the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade late last month, ending a half-century of a right to an abortion, Louisiana’s long-dormant ban on the procedure took effect.
Though U.S. Magistrate Judge Dana M. Douglas, of New Orleans, wouldn’t tell the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday how she personally felt about the recent high court decision that returned access to abortions to individual states, she prom…
A $52 million project to revamp the exit at College Drive for westbound motorists is now set for completion in late summer of 2023, state officials said Tuesday.
Rural Tangipahoa Parish is a fairly small place, so of course pop star Britney Spears knew Gov. John Bel Edwards, which may be why she reached out to him in 2019 after she says she was forced into a mental health facility.
Worried that a U.S. Supreme Court that abolished federal guarantees to abortion would do the same for interracial and same-sex marriages, legislation now before the U.S. Senate considers repealing previous laws that defined marriage as between a w…
Twenty-five individuals have qualified to run this fall for nine seats on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, but ongoing court fights could alter or postpone that election before any votes are cast.
Candidate qualifying last week officially kicked off the elections in which voters in 3,934 Louisiana precincts will decide which six people to send to the U.S. Congress for the next two years.
The men arrive early and sit at long tables with checkerboard patterns. The far-right network Newsmax plays on the big-screen TV on one wall. An American flag hangs on another.
All but one of Louisiana's six congressional incumbents are entering the Nov. 8 election season with a distinct advantage, as the qualifying period concluded Friday evening.
Two Tangipahoa Parish officials have pleaded guilty to violating federal election laws years after a sweeping FBI investigation into vote buying allegations in the parish.
State Treasurer John Schroder angrily criticized Attorney General Jeff Landry on Thursday for trying to use the State Bond Commission to withhold construction dollars as a way to scold New Orleans leadership for saying they wouldn’t enforce the st…
Louisiana highway fatalities shot up 17% last year, the biggest single-year increase since the state started keeping records in the 1960s, officials said Wednesday.