Louisiana Politics

NOPD criticized for slow response to Bourbon Street brawl

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a brawl that broke out in the 700 block of Bourbon Street early Sunday morning. Police say they got the call around 2:30 a.m. and had officers on the scene by 2:40 a.m.

Honore's Green Army releases Louisiana Legislative Scorecard

Lieutenant General Retired Russell Honore' had a lot to say to the Press Club on Monday.

Introduction to your 2015 announced candidates for Louisiana’s Governor

This is a very crucial time for our state. Interest by industries, investors and government programs has put Louisiana into a national spotlight.

Off-duty deputy recovers New Orleans Mayor's stolen car

An off-duty Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputy is being credited with recovering Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s 2009 Jeep, hours after it was reported stolen.

Prayer not Politics: Jindal speaks out on potential presidency run, thousands in attendance at prayer rally

 "Our God wins!" exclaimed Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Thousands of people all came out to LSU Saturday for one reason... to pray. Governor Jindal was one of them.

'The Response' prayer rally draws thousands, hundreds of protestors

Thousands of people gathered inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center for "The Response," a prayer rally. Outside, hundreds of protestors gathered. 

Livingston Parish Council ready to call new election for health unit tax

If Livingston Parish voters made a mistake at the November election, they have a way to fix it that could save them money.

New Orleans City Council bans smoking in bars, casinos

The New Orleans City Council voted Thursday to approve a smoking ban proposal, making most public places in the city smoke-free.

Londoners deny Jindal’s claims of ‘no-go zones’

Fallout continues from controversial claims of so-called Muslim no-go zones in Europe. It refers to areas where sovereign nations allegedly cede authority to Muslim immigrants and non-Muslims are afraid to venture in.

MSNBC shuns guest who made racially charged remark about Jindal

MSNBC is distancing itself from a guest who asserted on Monday that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal "might be trying to scrub some of the brown off his skin."

Bobby Jindal slams 'no-go zones' during London speech

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday stood by his criticism of so-called "no-go" zones in Europe, where sovereign nations allegedly cede authority to Muslim immigrants, a controversial idea that many critics say is overblown.

Race for Louisiana’s Governor begins

The race for Louisiana’s next governor had an unofficial start today. All four announced candidates participated in a panel at the Critical Issue Summit.

Treasurer blames overspending for state’s massive budget shortfall

Higher education is just one area set to face major cuts in the next round of budget talks, set for later this month.