There are still eight months to go until the Oct. 12 election for Jefferson Parish president, but in one important respect, John Young is already in the lead: money.
Wastewater may not be the first thing that comes to mind on Valentine’s Day, but for the Mandeville City Council, it was the first order of business at its Feb. 14 meeting.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is planning to shake the federal budget and use billions in Pentagon funds to build a barrier along the southern border under the national emergency declaration he issued Friday.
Jay H. Banks went into this week's City Council committee meeting on the offense, only to find himself playing defense by the meeting's end.
A dispute between Attorney General Jeff Landry and a former campaign worker is heating up, with the two tussling in court over what the operative claims is an unpaid debt of between $175,000 and $250,000 from Landry’s 2015 campaign.
WASHINGTON — Three Louisianans tapped by President Donald Trump for federal judicial posts cleared a key U.S. Senate committee on Thursday, leaving them one step away from confirmation.
After months with his name floating on lists of potential candidates in next year's Democratic presidential primaries, former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave his most definitive remark on 2020 yet.
Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam faces calls for his resignation after it was revealed that his yearbook page included a photo of a person in blackface and someone dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe. Northam initially admitted he appeared in the…
It was the hottest Superdome ticket in 10 years: Saints vs. Rams, with the winner advancing to the Super Bowl.
Four candidates will vie to be the next mayor of Covington in the March 30 election, while the town of Jean Lafitte saw its mayor and five council members automatically re-elected for the second time in four years when no one qualified against them.
The first day of qualifying Wednesday for the March 30 elections drew candidates for races in St. Tammany Parish, where Covington voters will choose a new mayor and council members, and in Jefferson Parish, where a judgeship and Jean Lafitte munic…
John Raymond has faced questions before about where he lives. When he ran last fall for the District 90 seat in the state House, a resident filed a court challenge alleging that he didn't live in the district.
The Bureau of Governmental Research has waded into the big-dollar tax dispute between Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the tourism industry with a recommendation that would deliver more dollars to the city of New Orleans – as Cantrell is seeking.
WASHINGTON — Since arriving in Washington, Sen. John Kennedy has been catnip for Capitol Hill reporters, rarely turning away from a microphone and consistently delivering a brand of oddball, countrified humor that journalists inside the Beltway ha…
WASHINGTON — As deadlock over President Donald Trump's proposed border wall and the partial government shutdown dragged on in D.C. -- and commuters around the country griped about flight delays caused by a shortage of air-traffic controllers -- Lo…
The man who was elected mayor of the small Louisiana town of Ball has lost another round in his effort to move into the office, stymied by recent passage of a constitutional restriction on felons in elected jobs.
Confirming months of speculation, Jefferson Parish Councilwoman Cynthia Lee-Sheng announced Wednesday that she will run for parish president in October, a decision that had immediate ripple effects throughout the pool of confirmed and potential ca…
A city-sponsored gun buyback in New Orleans sparked a social media backlash after scores of people were left standing in the rain without a chance to turn weapons into cash Saturday.
Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be heading back to Harvard University this spring as a visiting fellow at the school’s Institute of Politics.
Louisiana is edging closer to the March 1 start date for a new law restoring voting rights to thousands of convicted felons, but with little seemingly settled about how to roll out the change.
When Louisiana voters enacted new restrictions on felons running for office, they inadvertently ensnared the small town of Ball in a new mayoral feud.
When former federal narcotics agent Chad Scott walks into a New Orleans federal courtroom Tuesday to face trial on perjury and obstruction of justice charges, prosecutors will have to finally begin showing their hand after a secretive, three-year …
The Jefferson Parish Council has appointed an outside law firm to represent Councilman Mark Spears, who has been ordered to appear in court in a spiraling dispute with the parish's inspector general.
GOP governor candidate/US Rep Ralph Abraham, Sen. Cassidy and former U.S. Rep. John Fleming on it addressed The 2019 Southern Republican Leadership Conference Saturday
Running for Congress in 2014 as a political outsider, Dr. Ralph Abraham made a pledge that resonated with voters in his conservative northeast Louisiana district: He would not collect his salary if he went to Washington.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has no plans to take money from Louisiana flood control projects to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, a White House spokesman said Saturday as the administration sought to ease concerns that have been …
WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of federal workers weren't paid Friday because of a partial government shutdown, and at least six dozen congressmen nationwide say they won't take their pay until the shutdown is over.
Ignoring the last-minute objections of some residents and at least one City Council member, Kenner has completed the $1.5 million purchase of a vacant lot just off Loyola Drive for a new fire station.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will visit New Orleans on Monday to address the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual convention.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made a somber televised plea for border wall funding Tuesday night, seeking an edge in his shutdown battle with congressional Democrats as he declared there is "a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart …
The Louisiana Political Hall of Fame plans to induct five people during a banquet next month in Lafayette. Tickets for the Feb. 23 event at the Cajundome Convention Center Festival Ballroom (Second Floor) are $125 each for open seating and can be …
Turnover has been the operative word in St. Tammany Parish politics over the last two election cycles, but 2019 will determine whether the trend that has brought change to every parishwide office since 2011 has run its course.
WASHINGTON — Louisiana’s lineup of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives didn’t change in November’s midterms. But nearly all of them have changed offices in a literal sense.
When the new Harahan City Council convenes for the first time on Jan. 17, its members will get their first opportunity to make good on campaign promises to govern with a sense of unity and mutual respect.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Legislature has been shedding members at a high rate, with 15 percent of lawmakers leaving their elected positions without completing their terms in the last three years.
As punishing winds and storms lashed southeastern Louisiana this week, a full contingent of forecasters reported for duty each day to the National Weather Service office in Slidell.
Al Morella, clad in a brown sports coat with matching wingtips, gripped the lectern in the Jefferson Parish Council chamber, slouching so that his mouth was even with the microphone.
Health experts have called the recent surge in underage vaping an epidemic that threatens the long-term health of children and teens.
Former New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Warren Riley filed a federal lawsuit Friday that accuses Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the city of breach of contract for reneging on an agreement to hire him as the city's public safety czar.
A bipartisan federal criminal justice overhaul passed overwhelmingly by the U.S. Senate this week reverberated politically in Louisiana.
Two of Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni's top aides said Wednesday they are leaving the administration at the end of the year, one of them with an eye toward running for parishwide office in the fall.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that was opposed by Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana among others, and addresses concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans f…
There were questions last month about if U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise would run for Louisiana governor, but now it seems that Scalise isn't challenging Gov. John Bel Edwards. It's TV chef Guy Fieri who should watch his back.
WASHINGTON — When the U.S. House of Representatives gavels in for the first time next month, Louisiana's Republican members of Congress will find themselves in a long-unfamiliar position: out of power.
Political newcomer Simeon Dickerson routed two-term incumbent Cedric Floyd on Saturday in an intense race for the Jefferson Parish School Board District 5 seat, getting 63 percent of the vote and likely adding another ally of Superintendent Cade B…
Voters overwhelmingly approved three tax renewals on Jefferson Parish's west bank Saturday. Each renewal garnered approval from at least 73 percent of voters.
In the battle for the three remaining seats on the Harahan City Council, attorney Jason Asbill, retired executive Tommy Budde and current Councilwoman Carrie Wheeler were the top three vote-getters Saturday and were elected.