Louisiana Politics

Baker council rejects rate increases for water, sewer

Baker will start its next fiscal year without a budget. City leaders are unable to make the numbers balance, but they rejected a plan to give the city hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Mary Landrieu visits coal plants, opposes new EPA regulations

Louisiana has a lot of coal burning plants that employ a lot of workers, and they keep our energy prices among the lowest in the country.

Former State Representative Melvin Irvin, Jr. passes away

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, former Louisiana State Representative for District 58 and former Ascension Parish School Board President Melvin Irvin, Jr. died at his home in Gonzales, Louisiana after a battle with cancer.

Harsher penalities for out of control people at sporting events

Getting a little worked up at your son or daughter's next game could cost you not only a hefty fine but time behind bars!

Legislative session concludes with no action on biggest issues

State lawmakers can celebrate the fact that they do not have to return to the State Capitol today.

Jindal signs bill allowing teachers to accept small gifts from students

Governor Jindal signed into law House Bill 500, now Act 172, which allows teachers to accept gifts of a maximum value from students and former students. Representative John Berthelot (R-Gonzales) authored the bill.

Legislation to move up LA’s presidential primary headed to Jindal’s desk

BATON ROUGE (NBC33) -- In a display of bipartisan cooperation, the Louisiana House and Senate have sent legislation to the governor to enhance the state's position on the 2016 presidential primary calendar.

Attempt to give principals more power shot down

It was an attempt to give school principals more power but it failed. Lawmakers tired to give parents more of a voice for redistricting, and allow principals to make more decisions.

LA Office of Group Benefits losing $17 million per month

Louisiana's Office of Group Benefits, the agency that gets insurance for state workers and retirees, is losing 17 million dollars a month, according to information released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

Governor Jindal signs total of 217 bills into law

Thursday, Governor Bobby Jindal announced he has signed several more bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2014 Regular Legislative Session to 217.

Jindal expected to sign controversial abortion bill

CNN — Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is expected to sign an abortion bill that critics say will greatly restrict women's access to the procedure. The Louisiana Legislature passed the measure on Wednesday.

Local family advocating for raw milk: pushing bill to be passed

 A local family wants to be able to buy and sell raw milk here in Louisiana. Right now, it's against the law.

Bill for higher education funding passes Senate Committee

House Bill 142, introduced by State Treasurer John Kennedy and Representative Dee Richard, passed through the Senate Finance Committee Monday.

Jindal signs 123 bills into law

Governor Bobby Jindal signed several bills passed by the Legislature into law on Friday, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2014 Regular Legislative Session to 123. HOUSE

Local Operation American Spring protesters want to stop Common Core

People continued to protest all across the country to try to stop what they're calling "big government." In Baton Rouge, local protesters rallied on the steps of our Capitol to voice their concerns.