Louisiana Politics

Payday lender regulations audit

An audit released by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor reveals that payday lenders involved in shady business practices needed to fined. 

LA DCFS responds to million dollar food stamp mistake

Louisiana distributed more than a million dollars in SNAP benefits to people who were no longer alive. A state audit shows nearly 4,000 households received SNAP payments where the primary recipient was dead.

Monroe Mayor wants to unseat Vance McAllister

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo says he's going to try to unseat U.S. Representative Vance McAllister.

Report says Bill Cassidy's teen daughter is pregnant

By CNN Political Unit (CNN) -- The unmarried 17-year-old daughter of conservative Republican congressman and Louisiana Senate candidate Bill Cassidy is pregnant, according to a published report on Thursday.

Principals say partnerships, not power, needed to improve schools

Local principals say they need help improving their schools. But instead of more power, they want more partnerships.

Baker budget proposal would include reductions to police, fire

Baker cannot afford to keep up its services, so residents may be stuck paying the price.

Gonzales mayor prepares to veto new budget proposal

The Gonzales City Council presented a budget that is just as controversial as the last one. The city has operated without a budget for three weeks, but it could be a lot longer before it has a spending plan in place.

Jindal calls for end of Common Core, LDOE pushes back

Bobby Jindal is calling for the termination of Common Core, saying he wants Louisiana standards, not national standards.

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.