New Orleans voters on Saturday roundly endorsed a new financial plan for parks and recreation in the city that will boost services but not taxes.
St. Tammany Parish voters on Saturday approved a 2-mill property tax that the parish School Board sought as a permanent funding source for beefed-up security at the system's 55 public schools.
Jefferson Parish voters on Saturday resoundingly approved a new 7.9-mill, 10-year property tax to fund raises for teachers and other employees.
Attorney Mark Verret easily defeated arts teacher Meghan Garcia in Saturday's runoff for the Covington City Council District E seat, taking 56 percent of the vote.
Voters in much of the New Orleans area will head to the polls Saturday to consider mainly requests involving taxes, as a parks and recreation tax in Orleans Parish, a teacher pay tax in Jefferson Parish and a school security tax and bond issue in …
Nick Tranchina, who is running for St. Tammany Parish sheriff, has lodged a complaint with the state Ethics Board alleging that his opponent, Sheriff Randy Smith, used public resources to produce videos that he's using in his re-election campaign.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Covington city government will see significant turnover after the March 30 election, with a new mayor and at least four new City Council members — the result of term limits. But the council's two at-large seats will have familiar faces in them no …
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.
Voters in New Orleans on Saturday approved a proposal to put a City Council representative back on the Sewerage & Water Board, a move aimed at providing an outside perspective at a utility that has been under scrutiny since 2017 floods.
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.
Mary DuBuisson, a former small business owner and legislative assistant, won a decisive victory Saturday in the race for the House District 90 seat from the Slidell area. She beat John Raymond, a pastor who tried to convince voters that his oppone…
A hotly contested election season for the St. Tammany Parish School Board concluded Saturday with another incumbent, Peggy Seeley, being ousted by challenger Mike Winkler.
Jack Sessions, who first ran for Pearl River police chief in 2010 against longtime incumbent Bennie Raynor, is finally getting the job.
Abita Springs Mayor Greg Lemons was denied a third term Saturday as challenger Dan Curtis, a current member of the Board of Aldermen in the tiny town, trounced him with 66 percent of the vote.
Corporate defense lawyer Omar Mason easily bested solo practitioner and perennial candidate Marie Williams in the runoff election for an Orleans Parish Civil District Court judgeship on Saturday.
New Orleans area residents hit the polls Saturday to elect Louisiana's secretary of state and decide the fate of a few local tax proposals and local seats.
Voters go to the polls Saturday to decide who will be Louisiana's next secretary of state and to cast their ballots for various local races and tax proposals in the New Orleans area.
St. Tammany Parish voters will decide Saturday whether to approve a 10-year renewal of a 1-mill property tax for the parish Department of Animal Services, which operates the parish animal shelter on La. 36.
With less than a year left before the next Louisiana governor's election, a number of candidates have announced their candidacy while far more have declared they won't run.
The state's judicial campaign watchdog has publicly reprimanded an Orleans Parish Civil District Court candidate who it says falsely claimed she was excluded from a nonprofit group’s campaign forum.
When Mary DuBuisson and John Raymond squared off at a forum hosted by Leadership Northshore late last month, the two candidates in Saturday's runoff for the House District 90 seat from the Slidell area both emphasized their conservative values.
Calling its contents “inaccurate and scurrilous,” a state district judge on Tuesday ordered Jefferson Parish School Board member Cedric Floyd not to further distribute a misleading flyer about his opponent in Saturday's runoff for the District 5 seat.
One of the candidates in Saturday's runoff for an Orleans Parish Civil District Court judgeship has drawn a complaint from a local nonprofit group.
Abita Springs Mayor Greg Lemons is in a fight for his political life, forced into a runoff Saturday with Dan Curtis, a member of the town's Board of Aldermen.
Below are some of the runoff races and propositions in metro New Orleans region. Visit geauxvote.com for the full list of candidates and propositions.
Two-thirds of the nine seats on the Jefferson Parish School Board may have been settled Nov. 6, but it's the three remaining races — one, in particular — that may set the tone for how the governing board of the state's largest school district oper…
A state district judge has issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting Jefferson Parish School Board member Cedric Floyd and an attorney who is an ally of Floyd's from making misleading statements about Floyd's runoff opponent, Simeon Dickerson.
A new front has been opened in the battle for the Jefferson Parish School Board District 5 seat: a Jefferson Parish courtroom.
John Raymond, the Slidell pastor who's running for a seat in the Legislature, points to his accomplishments in starting the nondenominational New Horizon church, a school and The Bridge, 88.7 FM, a Christian radio station, as evidence of his abili…
A proposal voters will consider next month to restore a City Council representative to the Sewerage & Water Board's governing board has rustled up a familiar opponent: the Bureau of Governmental Research.
Mary DuBuisson, who worked for the last House 90 representative before running to replace him, has gained the support of one of the candidates she beat out to get into the Dec. 8 runoff for the Slidell area legislative seat.