The following candidates have qualified, as of Friday, for elections on the Nov. 6 ballot:
Friday, July 20, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018
WASHINGTON — Former Louisiana Congressman John Fleming is up for a position as assistant Commerce Department secretary overseeing the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
School Board races in Jefferson and St. Tammany parishes continued to draw candidates on Thursday, the second day of qualifying for the Nov. 6 election, with incumbents in both parishes facing challengers in some races.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Qualifying continued Thursday for the Nov. 6 elections in Jefferson Parish, with candidates filing to run for spots on the School Board, Harahan city government and two judicial posts.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
WASHINGTON — Louisiana's GOP lawmakers led the charge on Capitol Hill to express support for Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and score political points over a handful of Democrats who've called for dismantling the agency.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
School board races across New Orleans-area suburban parishes kicked off Wednesday with the opening of qualifying for the Nov. 6 election. Government and judicial races in Jefferson, St. Tammany, Plaquemines and Orleans parishes also dot the ballot.
The Pearl River Town Council turned down Police Chief JJ Jennings' request Tuesday night to spend a portion of his budget to hire a lawyer for the department. He said the defeat might prompt him to sue the town.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
WASHINGTON — Louisiana's Republicans in Congress blamed Russia for attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential elections but largely avoided direct criticism of President Donald Trump for remarks made during a joint news conference with Russian…
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy found bipartisan agreement on offering working Americans paid family leave at a Wednesday subcommittee hearing he chaired, with conservatives and liberals chiming in favor of doing something.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
WASHINGTON — When Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh heads into confirmation hearings, it will be relatively familiar territory.
Monday, July 09, 2018
President Donald Trump on Monday morning continued to seek input about two judges who are apparently the finalists for his pick to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a New York Times report.
Friday, July 06, 2018
WASHINGTON — A Metairie native who's built a bright career outside Louisiana as a conservative legal scholar finds herself just steps away from a possible lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, a frontrunner as President Donald Trump pond…
Friday, July 06, 2018
Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu hasn't said that he plans to run, but a recent ranking by The Washington Post of the top Democratic presidential candidates for 2020 puts him among the most prominent potential candidates.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer quietly took his oath of office last week after an emotional Slidell City Council meeting in which Mayor Freddy Drennan and four council members said their farewells.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Jefferson Parish Councilman Mark Spears pledged Wednesday to devote parish funds to buying body cameras for Sheriff's Office deputies after the death of Keeven Robinson while in custody last month.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
The New Orleans City Council called on President Donald Trump’s administration last week to end its “zero tolerance” policy toward people who enter the country illegally, which has led to parents being separated from children at the border.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
After a long vetting process, President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated Peter Strasser, a partner at the Chaffe McCall law firm and a former longtime federal prosecutor, to be the next U.S. attorney for Louisiana’s Eastern District.
WASHINGTON — Louisiana Supreme Court Associate Justice Greg Guidry is the White House's choice to fill a vacant federal judgeship in the United States Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, two sources with knowledge of the appointment proce…
Monday, June 18, 2018
WASHINGTON — Louisiana Republicans in Congress largely stand behind President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration enforcement policy, even as a growing chorus of critics attack the White House’s prosecution decisions that have led to the s…
Friday, June 15, 2018
WASHINGTON — An overhaul of federal disaster policy, including provisions that could provide relief to people still rebuilding after the 2016 Louisiana floods, is winding its way through the U.S. Senate.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Nationals Park, Washington — You couldn’t script the beginning of the ballgame any better for Steve Scalise.
WASHINGTON — Former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason is a step closer to wearing the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress, after the U.S. Senate unanimously endorsed the award Thursday.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
WASHINGTON — Few surveying the blood- and bullet-strewn Virginia ballfield where Steve Scalise was shot a year ago would’ve expected the Jefferson Parish Republican to be where he is now.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
WASHINGTON — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise said Tuesday he won't be running for governor of Louisiana in 2019, ruling himself out as a potential candidate to unseat Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Monday, June 11, 2018
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is putting $14 million toward building the long-planned Comite River Diversion Canal, the agency announced Monday, along with millions more for infrastructure projects and dredging in Louisiana.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Former City Councilman Oliver Thomas’ arrest on traffic violations after a car crash earlier this month continues to have reverberations on the New Orleans City Council.
During her last year in office, Stacy Head often made no secret of how glad she would be when she no longer had to deal with the politics of the New Orleans City Council.
Sunday, June 03, 2018
WASHINGTON — Steve Scalise has been hitting the campaign trail hard, chasing dollars and votes for Republican colleagues across the country ahead of a difficult November midterm election.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
The Orleans Parish school district will run Cypress Academy in-house for the next two school years if no group charters it, according to a letter responding to parents’ demands.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
WASHINGTON — If U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy gets the chance, he's ready with a long wish-list of changes he'd like to make to the American health-care system.
Monday, May 28, 2018
Former Covington Mayor Candace Watkins is running once again for the office she held from 2003 to 2011.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Faced with the risk of another failed special session, Gov. John Bel Edwards changed his approach with lawmakers and urged more in-your-face contact by the people whose state-financed programs are at risk of the chopping block.
Friday, May 25, 2018
WASHINGTON — Discussions over the future of the National Flood Insurance Program have picked up on Capitol Hill over the past week, the first recent signs of progress toward an overhaul ahead of an approaching July 31 deadline for Congress to rene…
Thursday, May 24, 2018
WASHINGTON — Wendy Vitter‘s nomination for a New Orleans federal court judgeship cleared a Senate committee Thursday, overcoming vociferous Democratic criticism.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Former Mayor Mitch Landrieu was honored Sunday in Boston for his leadership in removing Confederate monuments in New Orleans, The Associated Press reported.
One day before interim Sewerage & Water Board Executive Director Marcie Edwards’ contract ends, it’s still not clear who will replace her.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
WASHINGTON — Sugar growers scored a sweet victory on Capitol Hill over big candy and soda manufacturers on Thursday as Louisiana lawmakers and other opponents easily sent a proposal to gut sugar subsidies down to a bitter defeat.
Career diplomat and Louisiana native Maxwell J. Hamilton went home recently to answer this question: Louisiana depends on foreign trade, so why did voters elect Trump?
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
WASHINGTON — After weighing the decision for months, Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy joined U.S. Senate Democrats in passing a measure Wednesday to restore Obama-era “net neutrality” internet rules aimed at ensuring equal treatment for all web traffic.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
WASHINGTON — It'll be vacation cancelled for the U.S. Senate this summer if Louisiana GOP senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy get their way.
Monday, May 14, 2018
The ambush attack that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others seriously wounded shocked the country and much of the world.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Once seen as a long-shot darling of liberals, a bill that would allow Louisiana voters to decide whether they want to require unanimous jury verdicts in all felony trials now has a real chance of clearing the Legislature, thanks to its surprising …
Friday, May 11, 2018
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's long-awaited plan to bring down drug prices, unveiled Friday, will attempt to boost private competition and increase price transparency but drops some of Trump’s earlier pledges to strong-arm the pharmaceutica…