Louisiana Politics

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State announces budget reduction plan

Commissioner of Administration, Kristy Nichols, announced Louisiana’s plan to reduce the budget and address the state’s $171 million deficit.

Hillary Clinton to raise money for Mary Landrieu

Hillary Clinton will host a high-dollar fundraiser for Sen. Mary Landrieu, an embattled Democratic incumbent who finds herself behind in a closely watched runoff to reelection.

Baker residents disagree over funding for city services

Baker city government cannot figure out how to close its budget gap, and neither can residents.

New Roads mayor allegedly spends over $100K with city's credit card for personal use

The mayor of New Roads is in hot water tonight for allegedly racking up more than $100,000 personal charges at the city's expense.

Early voting starts Saturday for run-off elections

If you're eligible to vote, you can vote early for the December 6th General Congressional Election. 

Union salaries dominate EBR budget hearing

Discussions about the 2015 East Baton Rouge city-parish budget are focused on salaries for city-parish employees.

Louisiana lowers state income projections for current fiscal year

The Louisiana State Government lowered its income projections for the current fiscal year. The Revenue Estimating Committee met at the State Capital Building to look over updated estimates for the current year.

Governor Jindal to discuss possible presidential run on 'Meet the Press' Sunday

This weekend, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will be the center of national attention when he joins Chuck Todd exclusively on NBC's Meet the Press.

Denham Springs City Council clears way for controversial apartment complex

After roughly three hours of debate, the Denham Springs City Council rezoned a tract of land near downtown for a future apartment complex, over the objections of dozens of residents.

Grand Isle fire chief, 19 others arrested in major drug bust

Two members of the Grand Isle Volunteer Fire Department -- including the chief -- have been arrested in a major undercover operation that focused on the illegal sale of drugs and alcohol on the island.

Belle Chase woman arrested for filing false report against political candidate

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman for filing a false report against a political candidate.

Landrieu pushes for Keystone pipeline vote

Senator Mary Landrieu is pushing leaders in both parties to vote by Thursday to approve the Keystone XL pipeline

Metro Council to vote on $425K settlement

The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council will soon vote whether or not to award a $425,000 settlement to the family of Carlos Harris Jr.

Bizarre election result in St. Mary Parish could lead to third runoff

In Saint Mary Parish, LA, there were two elections that ended in a dead even result. And if these races end in the same way in the December 6, 2014 runoff, there would have to be a second runoff on December 27, 2014.