Louisiana Politics

Should marijuana be legal in Louisiana?

Proposals to legalize marijuana have turned into a hot button issue in both state and federal government. But a local Louisiana lawmaker is pushing for this choice to be left to us, the voters.

Local Artist Methodically Restores the Senate Chamber Ceiling

In the 1500's Italy portrayed what was in the mind of God through the use of Michaelangelo's hands; in the Sistine Chapel. In South Louisiana we have George Stuart, a local legend, who has painted everything from dozens of restaurances, malls, and

The 2016 executive budget is here.

The presentation of the 2016 executive budget is nowhere close to the finish line. If anything, legislators have a lot of work to look forward to.

The Louisiana budget: What are the best options?

Louisiana, we need to talk. You have a spending problem. It’s leading to budget cuts in state offices, health care and higher education. How did you let yourself get this bad?

Louisiana Senators react to President’s Keystone Pipeline veto

Louisiana Congressional members, David Vitter and Bill Cassidy, react to President Obama’s Keystone Pipeline veto. Vitter: Obama Keystone Veto is Political Spite

Winter weather closes state offices in 42 parishes

Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols decided to shut down state government officies in 42 parishes on February 24, 2015. 

Louisiana’s film tax credit: to be or not to be?

Louisiana’s motion picture tax credit is either a great thing for the state, or it's a waste of tax dollars depending on who you ask.

Former governor Edwin Edwards pursues a career in real estate

Former four-term governor Edwin Edwards is pursing his real estate broker's license. The 87-year-old says he practiced a bit of real estate before but his license has been inactive and he has to renew it.

Sen. Cassidy Senator Cassidy introduces the Veteran EMT Support Act

There’s no way to sugar-coat it. All over the nation, there is a growing need for more certified emergency medical technicians.

St. Bernard Parish President accused of leaving wife a ‘rape note', viewing porn on work computer

A new court filing levels additional allegations against embattled St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta.

Kennedy: Negative outlook should serve as wake-up call for LA

Moody's Investors Service changed Louisiana's credit outlook from stable to negative Friday, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.  "Like a kid behaving badly, we've been placed on probation.

Moody's: Louisiana's outlook changed from stable to negative

With a looming budget crisis, Moody's Investor Service has downgraded Louisiana's outlook from Stable to Negative.

Major state budget battle looming for Louisiana

Louisiana has a major budget battle looming. Right now, state leaders are scrambling to figure out how they'll balance Louisiana's checkbook. 

Chief asks to reduce education requirements for NOPD applicants

High school graduates can now apply to be New Orleans police officers.

The race for Greene's House of Representatives seat is on

The House of Representatives seat held by Representative Hunter Greene is up for grabs this month