St. John the Baptist Parish government might soon be under a new set of rules.
Two millage renewals — one for fire protection in the northeastern part of St. Tammany Parish and another for a Lacombe recreation district — will go before voters in those areas on May 4.
Government estimates released this week show that Jefferson Parish's population is shrinking, a trend that echoes changes happening in suburbs across the U.S. and one that is expected to figure prominently in the policy debates emerging in this fa…
WASHINGTON — Republican members of Louisiana’s congressional delegation praised the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year probe into Russia’s election interference — some viewing it as vindication for President Donald Trump’s campai…
He hasn't said yet whether he will run for re-election, but if he does, Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni has a lot of fundraising ground to make up on his two rivals.
Reginald Commodore's vision for an Uptown ice cream shop — which he's calling Love Kreme — might seem like a perfect fit for his location at Louisiana Avenue and Constance Street.
With six months to go in what is expected to be a hotly contested race for Jefferson Parish president, candidate John Young has reported a sizable lead in a key metric: fundraising.
Bail bond firms in New Orleans are looking to the Louisiana Legislature to resolve a legal standoff with state Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon over the fees they've been charging customers for the past 14 years.
St. Tammany Parish voters will decide May 4 whether to provide a permanent source of funding for new school security measures that went into effect in the parish last fall in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting in which 17 students …
Thanks to the enduring popularity of TV crime dramas, most people are aware that a coroner’s office handles autopsies and determines the cause of death in instances of suspected foul play.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell supports a legislative bill that would extend Harrah’s state license to operate the only land casino in New Orleans, the mayor announced Friday.
Gov. John Bel Edwards faced one of his Republican gubernatorial challengers for the first time Thursday, squaring off with Congressman Ralph Abraham in a policy-focused forum that touched on health care, infrastructure and taxes.
Large majorities of Louisiana residents support Medicaid expansion and state protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions if the Affordable Care Act is tossed out by the courts, a new LSU poll has found.
The manager of a luxury condominium complex in Gretna was charged by federal prosecutors Wednesday with lying on her taxes, after she came under scrutiny during an investigation into her former tenant, Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts.
After months of blocking state revenue forecasts, Louisiana House Speaker Taylor Barras finally agreed Wednesday to recognize additional dollars, resolving one of the most significant disputes of the Legislative session and allowing lawmakers to f…
Corrections officials are using much of their savings from Louisiana’s trimmed prison population to house inmates from the state’s biggest parishes closer to home in a handful of jails with more services.
A nonpartisan research group is urging New Orleans and Jefferson Parish voters to support two tax measures that will be on the May 4 ballot.
The New Orleans City Council has relied almost exclusively on outside consultants to regulate Entergy New Orleans for over 30 years. And it is those consultants that have largely decided what direction the city takes on a wide number of energy-rel…
The St. Tammany Parish Council voted unanimously Thursday to give three businesses tax relief under the state's Industrial Tax Exemption Program.
More than 30,000 people in Louisiana have been booted from the Medicaid program, after an upgraded state computer check determined they earn too much to receive the taxpayer-financed health insurance.
The Rolling Stones dubbed their recently postponed tour No Filter. "No filter” more accurately describes Bill Maher.
Port Marigny, the proposed mixed-use development that consumed Mandeville city politics for nearly four years, is alive again, now that the property owners and the city have reached a deal in federal court that will allow up to 350 housing units t…
Nearly half of Louisiana residents polled say the state is heading in the right direction, up from 39 percent a year ago, according to the latest annual Louisiana Survey.
Thousands of Louisiana residents who were affected by severe floods in 2016 and remain in a "duplication of benefits" trap likely won’t see a resolution for several more weeks, despite the state’s congressional delegation’s attempts to address the issue.
Jefferson Parish doled out almost $2 million in 2017 in extra pay for employees who are not typically entitled to it, according to a report from the Jefferson Parish Office of Inspector General.
A Houma state representative has proposed legislation that could lead to the consolidation of all sales tax collections and, he says, bring Louisiana in line with a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that opened the door to broad taxation of the internet.
Attorney General Jeff Landry is backing legislation he says will protect health care coverage for thousands of Louisiana residents if a lawsuit he's engaged in successfully overturns the federal Affordable Care Act.
With one week until the 2019 legislative session starts, a crucial House panel has begun hearings on Louisiana's $30 billion spending plan for the coming year. Despite a rare stability in the state's finances, things are already off to a rocky start.
Two candidates have already lined up to replace the term-limited president of St. John the Baptist Parish, but several more could jump into the race in coming months as local politicians jockey for the parish's top government post.
Covington voters overwhelmingly re-elected Councilman-at-Large Patrick McMath on Saturday. They chose current District D Councilman Larry Rolling to fill the other at-large seat by an equally impressive margin.
New Orleans voters overwhelmingly rejected a new tax to pay for services for senior citizens Saturday in an election that doubled as a test of political might between Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the City Council.
Frank Brindisi, a career prosecutor with the state Attorney General's Office and Orleans and Jefferson parishes, was elected Saturday to the Division E seat in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna.
Retired businessman Mark Johnson, making his first run for public office, was elected Covington’s next mayor after soundly defeating two longtime Covington political leaders on Saturday.
Voters in about half of the state's parishes will head to the polls on Saturday, but in the New Orleans area there are only a handful of issues on the ballot, including a senior citizens property tax in New Orleans, a judgeship in Jefferson Parish…
West bank voters will have a clear choice Saturday when they decide who will take the bench in Division E of 24th Judicial District Court, which handles criminal and civil cases in Jefferson Parish.
A number of races and taxes will be on local ballots on Saturday across Louisiana. Here's everything you need to know.
Before the fish plates were served Friday at the senior center on the edge of Pontchartrain Park, Joyce Rawlins and Rose George were on opposite sides of a debate.
State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson of New Orleans almost certainly won’t face prosecution for having illegally entered L’Auberge Baton Rouge casino last month, Hillar Moore III, the East Baton Rouge Parish district attorney, said Saturday.
Karen Carter Peterson, who is both a state senator from New Orleans and chair of the state Democratic Party, disclosed in an email Friday night that she has a gambling problem — minutes after WWL-TV posted a news story reporting that she had viola…
Sparks flew at a public forum Friday when Keva Landrum-Johnson, chief judge at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, accused District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro of resisting her court’s efforts to offer pretrial services and reduce the jail population.
The first installment on a $650 million highway borrowing plan, including major projects in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, won easy approval Thursday from the State Bond Commission.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Tens of thousands of Louisiana residents will be receiving checks in the mail from the state, not tax refunds, but other unclaimed property dollars collected by the treasury.
Late in the 2016 presidential campaign, CNN ousted pundit Donna Brazile after hacked emails revealed that she had colluded with Hillary Clinton's campaign by sharing information from the cable television network.
The executive director of Louisiana’s Republican Party was arrested hours after his wedding last week in New Orleans on allegations that he shoved a police officer during an early morning encounter.
The three candidates who want to be Covington's next mayor agree that drainage, infrastructure and the best direction for the city's impoverished West 30s neighborhood are the most vital issues facing the city.
Two weeks after a supporter of Cynthia Lee Sheng released a poll showing her in the lead in the race for Jefferson Parish president, John Young’s campaign has released a poll it commissioned showing he, in fact, has the edge.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's U.S. senators have stalled nominees for jobs at the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The senators are trying to force the agency to release long-stalled legal guidance that could help Louisia…
The Jefferson Parish Council on Wednesday formally signaled that it intends to repeal an ordinance it passed last year allowing a Waggaman chemical facility to build a new cyanide plant.
State officials are planning to push the Trump administration this spring to forgive $2 billion in interest the state estimates it is on the hook to pay for the multibillion-dollar New Orleans-area flood prevention system.