Angry Louisiana conservatives are looking for reasons why they lost last week’s two-day veto override session that failed to overcome a single bill rejected by Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.
State Sen. Ronnie S. Johns, R-Lake Charles, was named Friday by the governor to chair of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, then resigned his Senate seat.
House Speaker Clay Schexnayder said Friday he was confident moments before the vote Wednesday that the Louisiana House would override Gov. John Bel Edwards' veto of a transgender bill but "three or four" representatives went back on their verbal c…
On Monday, House Speaker Clay Schexnayder made a bold prediction: He was “comfortable 100%” he would have the votes in the Louisiana House to override Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto of a bill targeting transgender athletes, a measure that …
Gov. John Bel Edwards kicked off his monthly call-in radio show just as Louisiana's House neared a vote on overriding his veto of a ban on transgender children competing in sports.
Republican lawmakers convened the state's first-ever veto session Tuesday with high hopes for overriding Gov. John Bel Edwards' vetoes of key bills, the culmination of a months-long power struggle between the Democratic governor and heavily-Republ…
The Louisiana Senate rejected an attempt to override Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto of a bill to allow for concealed carry of guns without a permit, apparently killing one of the two key bills in the state Legislature’s first-ever veto override session.
The Louisiana Senate has voted to override Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto of a bill targeting transgender athletes, putting the veto override effort in the hands of the state House as a tense, historic veto session began Tuesday.
Louisiana legislators have never before returned to Baton Rouge to override a governor’s veto and a lot of lawmakers are confused about just how the session that begins noon Tuesday will proceed.
Louisiana legislators are convening a historic meeting at noon Tuesday motivated primarily by the governor’s veto of a bill that forbids transgender youth from participating in organized women’s sports.
The Republican majorities in the Legislature made history. They will convene noon Tuesday for the first session, ever, to override the vetoed bills of a governor — bringing Louisiana fully into the partisan warfare that has erupted across the nation.
For the first time ever, Louisiana lawmakers will convene a session aimed at overriding the governor’s vetoes, the culmination of a monthslong fight that will test the limits of the Republican-dominated Legislature’s power over Democratic Gov. Joh…
Louisiana will cut off jobless benefits for nearly 100,000 self-employed residents beginning in August, prematurely ending a federal program that has helped musicians, contractors and so-called “gig workers” avoid financial ruin amid the economic …
Already historic, the much-anticipated veto override session became even more dramatic Tuesday upon news that a Lake Charles Republican senator wouldn’t be attending.
When children are victims in, say, a car wreck and are awarded substantial damages by the court, judges generally appoint someone to ensure the money is spent on medical care and education rather than on a new boat for Dad.
Gov. John Bel Edwards' veto of a bill touted as a way to ensure taxpayers can see how local school boards are spending their money will be one of the targets of an override attempt if Louisiana lawmakers convene on July 20.
With a first-of-its-kind veto override session appearing increasingly likely, law enforcement leaders gathered Thursday to urge state lawmakers to uphold Gov. John Bel Edwards' decision to nix legislation that would allow people to carry concealed…
Before entering foster care, Aliyah Zeien spent every morning helping her sisters get ready for school. She combed their hair, got them dressed and helped them onto the bus. The oldest of five, Zeien often took on the role of a parent, and at nigh…
Black state lawmakers on Tuesday called on the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a full investigation into “systemic violations of constitutional rights” within the Louisiana State Police, after troopers’ brutal beating of Ronald Greene and a …
Democratic voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams and Republican U.S. Sen. John N. Kennedy squared off recently at a congressional hearing over just why she thought that the new laws restricting voter access amounted to racism.
For the past two years, Louisiana House Speaker Clay Schexnayder has arranged for his top lieutenants to embark on a retreat, giving lawmakers an opportunity to talk shop and bond before the legislative session kicks off.
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards took several punches last week from the Republican legislative majority and likely will take several more this week as GOP lawmakers march toward an unprecedented special session to override his vetoes.
A bid by Republican leaders in the state Legislature to boost spending on roads and bridges by $300 million a year is becoming law after the governor, who had previously expressed concerns about the spending, signed it into law.
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Friday he vetoed 28 bills, signed into law 477 others, and he is now done with the 2021 Regular Session of the Legislature.
In something of a surprise, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday signed the biggest transportation bill in 37 years when he endorsed a measure that would gradually boost state aid for roads and bridges by $300 million per year.
Democrats in the Louisiana House have lost a member from their already-depleted ranks, after Rep. Malinda White, of Bogalusa, switched from Democratic to no-party.
Gov. John Bel Edwards Wednesday announced that he signed the third bill in a package passed in reaction to the LSU sexual misconduct scandal.
Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed legislation that will reorganize the Special School District, which includes the Louisiana School for the Deaf and the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired in Baton Rouge.
Louisiana will be the 23rd state to allow college athletes to profit from their name and image under a bill that will be signed Thursday by Gov. John Bel Edwards, officials said Wednesday.
Senate President Page Cortez and other key lawmakers said Wednesday there is a growing likelihood Louisiana will hold its first session to debate whether to override gubernatorial vetoes.
Casino executives and staffers are hard at work getting ready for sports betting to begin and can continue for a few more weeks without a chair for the Gaming Control Board – the lead agency.
Dozens of farmers, lobbyists and representatives for the solar industry started hashing out their differences Tuesday over rules for solar projects that have started popping up across the state, which have sparked pushback from farmers worried the…
Buried in the silt of the lakes near LSU could be treasure enough to pay for revitalizing and beautifying one of Baton Rouge’s signature amenities — or not.
As a young student, the father of incoming LSU President William F. Tate IV gave him a copy of the U.S. Constitution. “When I was teenager, my father handed me the Federalist Papers and basically said ‘You have to understand this’,” Tate recalled …
Louisiana's health insurer for state workers, teachers and retirees will soon cover weight loss surgery for people who are obese, under a bill signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed legislation that would have allowed Louisiana residents 21 and older to carry concealed firearms without a permit, adding fuel to a growing movement among conservative lawmakers to hold what would be the state’s first …
Gov. John Bel Edwards signed into law Thursday legislation exempting feminine hygiene products and diapers from the state's 4.45% sales tax.
With an overhaul of its licensing structure on the horizon, Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries wants outdoorsmen to know that their lifetime hunting and fishing privileges aren't going away.
Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have barred transgender girls and women from participating on sports teams that match their gender identity, calling the proposal discriminatory and a "solution in search of a problem …
Louisiana’s nine medical marijuana pharmacies will soon be able to sell the smokable flower form of the drug, after Gov. John Bel Edwards signed into law a bill that expands the legal forms of marijuana for medical use.
Sports betting is on the way in Louisiana as Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the legislation Tuesday to create the protocols and regulation of wagering on sporting events and how the proceeds will be spent.
Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed key pieces of a complicated tax swap plan to disentangle Louisiana's income tax collections from federal tax payments, but it still needs voter approval this fall to take effect.
Sen. Jay Luneau calls them “the twins” because of how often they testify side-by-side before his Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee, arguing diametrically opposed views.
Two years ago, when regulators gave Entergy Louisiana the green light to buy power from a new utility-scale solar plant in West Baton Rouge Parish, the power company’s CEO hailed it as a win for customers and for the environment.