Louisiana Politics

Steve Scalise says speech before a white nationalist group was a ‘mistake’

House Republican leadership is standing by Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 3-ranking House Republican, in the wake of a firestorm of criticism surrounding his 2002 speech to a white supremacist group.

Steve Scalise doesn't deny speech to white supremacist group

Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 3-ranking House Republican, isn't denying a Louisiana blog's allegation that he spoke at a white supremacist forum in 2002.

Shreveport swears in first female African-American mayor

After campaigning all year and perhaps for even longer, the newly elected mayor and city council were sworn in this morning.

DHH receives federal approval for public-private partnerships

This morning, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) received final approval of the hospital public-private partnerships already providing high-quality care to Louisianans.

St. George organizers refute report saying tax hikes are likely

Local accountants say if voters create the City of St. George, they will be voting for tax increases. They say the proposed city's budget plan can't cover everything it wants to offer.

2015 EBR budget has no raises for city-parish employees

Some Metro Council members had designs on challenging Mayor-President Kip Holden's budget for 2015.

Edwards concedes, Graves wins 6th Congressional District

Edwin Edwards has conceded from the race of U. S. Representative for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District.

Cassidy defeats Landrieu in runoff election

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu lost her Senate runoff race Saturday night

Landrieu issues battle cry, but Louisiana's not listening

Sen. Mary Landrieu is hoarse.

Cassidy, headed toward win, takes Election Day off

What's a Republican congressman with an all-but-certain Senate seat in his pocket to do on Election Day? If you're Louisiana Rep. Bill Cassidy, you take a professional development course for your day job.

Former DHH worker gets 10 years in jail for stealing over $1M from Medicad

Today 19th Judicial District Court Judge Richard “Chip” Moore sentenced Deborah Crowder Loper to 10 years in prison

RNC Chairman campaigns for Cassidy, says Bill's absence is right

The head of the national Republican Party came to Baton Rouge to campaign for Garret Graves and Rep. Bill Cassidy on Thursday.

LA joins 17 states suing Obama for immigration executive order

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell joined a group of 17 states on December 3, 2014, in filing a suit challenging President Barack Obama’s recent executive orders aimed at immigration.

St. James Parish Council approves 2015 budget, not sure if it’s legal

The St. James Parish Council approved a budget for 2015, but council members are not sure it is completely legal. They think the way they are funding a walking trail could be a misstep.