An emergency plan for Louisiana’s delayed spring elections was approved by the state Legislature after Republican lawmakers rolled back an expansion of mail-in ballots for people concerned about the coronavirus.
Louisiana Republican lawmakers on Wednesday blocked an emergency election plan that would expand mail-in voting, early voting and make other changes to the state’s delayed presidential primary election because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Baton Rouge lawyer and judicial candidate Donald Dobbins has failed to persuade the state's highest court to reconsider its decision to suspend his law license for a year and a day.
The novel coronavirus outbreak has disrupted virtually every aspect of life in the Baton Rouge area, and municipal elections are no exception.
The presidential primary elections in Louisiana slated for April will be delayed by two months, the latest in a series of dramatic steps government leaders have taken to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
A Republican state lawmaker who helped lead clashes with Gov. John Bel Edwards last term said Wednesday he is running for Louisiana's 5th District congressional seat.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Republican U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy on Wednesday kicked off his reelection bid by praising “President Trump’s economy” and touting his work on health care, mental illness and flood recovery since taking office in 2015.
When voters in Louisiana go to the polls during the 2020 presidential election, they will cast their ballots on aging electronic voting machines that the nation has largely abandoned over concerns that they have no paper record that could serve as…
Longtime Baton Rouge lawyer and current City Court candidate Donald Dobbins has been suspended from the practice of law by Louisiana's top court, but Dobbins said he has no plans to withdraw from the race.
A longtime Baton Rouge City Court judge, the daughter of a 19th Judicial District Court judge and two other local lawyers qualified this week to run for an open 19th JDC seat.
Elections for Louisiana Republicans' governing body are on hold as the party objects to a 1980s-era law that would have it dramatically rework its central committee districts and force some current members to run against one another.
John Bel Edwards may have been considered the "accidental governor" when he was elected in 2015, but about $73 million was spent on his reelection – or to get rid of him – making the 2019 race the most expensive in state history.
Sherman Mack, an Albany attorney, won the endorsement of the Louisiana House Republican delegation Friday in his bid for House speaker, with 39 members casting ballots for him behind closed doors in Baton Rouge.
Gov. John Bel Edwards will spend this weekend in New York City, where he will attend the Heisman Trophy presentation and a private gala celebrating the winner of the trophy — who Edwards and the rest of Louisiana hopes will be LSU quarterback Joe Burrow.
GONZALES — A 12-person transition team is meeting with department leaders in Ascension Parish government to recommend how Parish President-elect Clint Cointment can improve local government over the next four years, transition officials said.
Football has won out over politics in Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ inauguration festivities, with the newly-reelected governor scrapping the traditional inaugural ball because the college football national championship game is slated for the s…
CROWLEY — Like practically everyone else here going back decades, Bryan Borill registered as a Democrat when he turned 18 in Acadia Parish in the late 1970s.
When Gov. John Bel Edwards rode to reelection earlier this month, he dashed the hopes of some St. George supporters that one of their own, Eddie Rispone, would hold new power to stand up the city that residents in the southeastern part of East Bat…
Early one Sunday morning in October, four political advisers passed through the white front doors of the Governor’s Mansion.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, who won reelection Saturday in a tightly-contested race that drew national attention, said Thursday he will push for new investments in early childhood education, teacher pay and colleges, as well as continue a so-…
Days after narrowly losing the governor’s race to incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards, Republican Eddie Rispone’s campaign leaders said they had doubled down on its strategies to nationalize the race by painting Edwards as a liberal and going nega…
GONZALES — The editor of a local website agreed Monday to permanently take down a story about Murphy Painter that the onetime candidate for Ascension Parish president said used a misleadingly edited recording to make it sound as if Painter was inv…
Insurance businessman Scott McKnight won a seat in the Louisiana Legislature during Saturday's election, claiming the Baton Rouge-based House District 68 seat that Rep. Steve Carter had held since 2007, according to complete but unofficial returns.
As Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards enters his second term, he’s going to have to work with a Legislature that has more Republicans and more conservatives than he had to deal with during his first four years.
Gov. John Bel Edwards had to check off three boxes to win re-election Saturday over businessman Eddie Rispone, after narrowly falling short in the primary.
People will soon be able to buy booze in two Livingston Parish town after voters passed a series of ordinances that will end restrictions on business selling anything harder than a beer or wine cooler.
Don't underestimate how much college and pro football in Louisiana can impact what it's like to be the state's governor. That's what John Bel Edwards, the 53-year-old incumbent who won reelection over Republican challenger Eddie Rispone on Saturda…
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards defeated Republican challenger Eddie Rispone in Saturday's general election to remain the state's leader for four more years.
Metro Councilwoman Barbara Freiberg was elected Saturday as representative for District 70 in the Louisiana House, defeating LSU political science professor Belinda Davis.
Family grocer Roy Daryl Adams was re-elected Saturday as representative for the Felicianas-based District 62 in the Louisiana House of Representatives, defeating technical college administrator Johnny Arceneaux.
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards claimed a second term Saturday, winning a stunning victory in a heavily Republican state and beating back repeated attacks by President Donald Trump in a race closely watched nationwide.
Democrat Larry Selders, a longtime healthcare professional and current BREC commissioner, will succeed Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith representing House District 67.
Longtime Republican Rep. Franklin Foil won election to the state Senate during Saturday's runoff, defeating Democrat Beverly Brooks Thompson following a contentious race whose unexpected twists included a hand recount in the general and attempted …
Veteran defense lawyer Ron Johnson, the twin brother of 19th Judicial District Court Judge Don Johnson, defeated East Baton Rouge Metro Councilman and Zachary City Prosecutor Trae Welch in Saturday's runoff to earn a seat on the 19th Judicial Dist…
Ronnie Morris was elected to Louisiana's top school board Saturday night, which means business-backed candidates will fill all eight elected slots on the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Kyle Ardoin won a full four-year term as secretary of state Saturday night in a do-over election against his opponent in last year’s special election.
Denham Springs attorney Brian Abels has won a seat on the 21st Judicial District Court in Division D, defeating challenger Ernie Drake III in Saturday's election runoff.
Livingston Parish School Board chair Buddy Mincey has been elected as a state representative from District 71, according to complete but unofficial election results Saturday.
Longtime West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Mike Cazes weathered a turbulent year that included multiple high-profile incidents and won a fifth term in office Saturday night with a narrow victory.
Kathy Edmonston, an outgoing state education panel member who said she can do more for schools in the Legislature but was attacked for taking campaign donations from trial lawyers, won the open state House 88 seat in Ascension Parish, complete but…
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards will win a second term as Louisiana governor, defeating his Republican opponent Eddie Rispone.
The Louisiana secretary of state's online portal and mobile app, where voters go to find their polling location, went down Saturday afternoon for about an hour in the middle of the state's runoff election for governor and other state and local races.
Louisiana’s election for governor, which will determine whether the increasingly red state will keep its Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards or opt for President Donald Trump’s favored candidate Eddie Rispone, will come to an end Saturday after …
U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham appeared onstage at a Thursday night rally with President Donald Trump to stump for Eddie Rispone in the governor’s race, but not all of Abraham’s crew is all-in for Rispone.